Justin Ames, Esq., is a senior attorney and trial counsel at the Akin Law Group specializing in employment law. Mr. Ames represents victims of sexual harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and wage theft against all types of violators—from small restaurants to Fortune 500 companies. As a fearless litigator, Mr. Ames will fight for you.
Prior to joining the Akin Law Group, Mr. Ames was an Assistant District Attorney with the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, where he gained invaluable trial experience prosecuting crimes. After leaving the District Attorney's Office, Mr. Ames worked as an associate for a boutique law firm, specializing in criminal defense and matrimonial/family law litigation. With years of courtroom experience under his belt, Mr. Ames is an expert in trial strategy and persuasive argument. Equally as important, Mr. Ames is an accomplished negotiator, able to maximize settlement awards.
Mr. Ames is admitted to practice law and in good standing in the state courts of New York and New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District Court of New Jersey, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Ames received his B.S. in Public Relations from the prestigious S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. In his free time, Mr. Ames enjoys trivia competitions, is one of the fastest crossword puzzle solvers in the world, and roots for the Yankees, Jets, and Arsenal.