Areas of Practice
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011; Order of the Coif; Editor in Chief, Tulane Law Review, Vol. 85; Senior Fellow to the Director of Legal Research and Writing; Lemle & Kelleher Award for the Outstanding Graduate in Maritime Law; Gertler Law Review Award for Best Case Note; Dean Rufus C. Harris Civil Law Award for Best Writing on Civil Law; Awards for Highest Grade in Contracts I, Legal Profession, and Civil Law Torts
  • Sewanee: The University of the South, B.A. in Philosophy, magna cum laude, 2008; Phi Beta Kappa Society; Distinction Award in Philosophy Major
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2017
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • South Carolina, 2011
Court Admissions
  • E.D. La., 2017
  • M.D. La., 2017
  • W.D. La., 2017
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2016
  • 5th Cir., 2016
  • 4th Cir., 2013
Justin Woodard
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8150 tel
504.589.8150 fax

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Justin M. Woodard is an associate in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Group and a member of the Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense Team. He works on a diverse range of disputes, including complex commercial litigation, criminal prosecutions, government investigations, and appeals. 

Immediately before joining Jones Walker, Mr. Woodard served as a law clerk to Judge Edith Brown Clement on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Prior to his clerkship, Mr. Woodard practiced for several years in the Washington, D.C. office of a top international law firm, focusing on commercial litigation and government antitrust investigations. Mr. Woodard began his career by clerking for Chief Judge David C. Norton on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Mr. Woodard earned his juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School, where he received numerous academic awards and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he served as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review. Mr. Woodard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Sewanee: The University of the South, where he was recognized with Distinction in his Philosophy major and selected for membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society.



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  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter
  • Federalist Society, New Orleans Chapter
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Loyola Institute of Politics (Fellow, 2017)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • New Orleans Young Leadership Council
  • Tulane Law Review Association Board of Advisory Editors (Chair, Bylaws Committee)