Duncan T. Justice is an associate attorney who focuses on environmental, toxic tort, and trucking and transportation matters. Since August 2021 Duncan has worked as a graduate legal assistant at Edlin Gallagher Huie + Blum. Prior to joining EGHB he began building his legal resume at Southern California Edison working with commercial litigation and environmental attorneys during every stage of litigation. He has experience drafting motions, demurrers, and answers for cases concerning consumer finance laws, environmental regulation, contract disputes, and wildfire litigation.
Duncan earned his J.D. from UC Irvine School of Law in May 2021. As a student, he served as of counsel and team lead on the Jessup International Moot Court Team; was president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund; and participated in the Environmental Law Society and the Entertainment and Sport Law Society. Additionally, he assisted UC Irvine School of Law’s Professor Camacho with research on recent legal developments in the areas of climate change and the Endangered Species Act for a chapter in a new environmental law textbook. He obtained his B.A. from Indiana University in political science with minors in environmental and sustainability studies and international law and human rights, graduating cum laude in May 2018. As an undergraduate he distinguished himself by earning departmental honors, an Eli Lilly Scholarship, and a Patton Scholarship. Duncan also served as secretary general for the Indiana Model United Nations Conference; was the head delegate for the Indiana Model United Nations Competitive Team; and worked as secretary for the school’s College Democrats group. He also studied abroad at the University of Kent where he was a student contributor to the Undergraduate Journal of European Politics.
Duncan has demonstrated his commitment to giving back to the legal community through pro bono work at the UC Irvine School of Law Center for Land, Environmental, and Natural Resources; the Center for Biological Diversity in Washington D.C., the Renewable Energy Institute; and the UC Irvine School of Law Environmental Law Clinic. Outside of work, Duncan is a certified citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA and Hoosier Riverwatch and an Indiana certified Naturalist. His other interests include hiking, traveling, kayaking, baking bread, art collecting, and visiting amusement parks.