Justin Guerra grew up in St. Louis as the second oldest of seven children and graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School. He received his B.A. from the University of Missouri where he was a member of the school's Honors College as well as a "Journalism Scholar." Justin earned his J.D. from the Saint Louis University School of Law. He was a member of the Saint Louis University Law Review.
Justin has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court. He has appeared as a guest lecturer on tort law at the Washington University School of Engineering. Justin has been recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as an "Up & Coming Lawyer," and Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star." In 2014, he was selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.
Justin currently serves on the executive committee for the Lawyer's Association of St. Louis. He is also a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the St. Louis County Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, and the Illinois State Bar Association. Justin currently sits on the Board of Directors for Peter & Paul Community Services, a non-profit agency committed to providing immediate and transitional housing and supportive services to the homeless.
Justin is one of only 188 national award recipients in the 40 year history of the National Young American Award. He is also proud to be an Eagle Scout.
Justin lives with his wife Kelly, 3 kids, and their dog Gabby in South St. Louis City.