Justin M. Bettis

Associate
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Products Liability
Employment Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2015

New Jersey, 2015

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2017

EDUCATION

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D. 2014

La Salle University, B.S. in Business Administration, 2009

ASSOCIATIONS:

Barristers Association of Philadelphia, Inc.

Justin defends premises liability cases for a major retailer in state and federal courts. He regularly files preliminary objections, answers to complaints and other pleadings with the courts. Justin handles all aspects of discovery including serving and answering interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests for production of documents. He also conducts investigations through site visits and employee interviews to evaluate and determine the appropriate litigation strategy. Justin evaluates causation of injury for his cases through medical record review and expert consultation. His motion practice includes matters related to discovery, joinder of additional parties, improper jurisdiction and venue, and motions for summary judgment. Justin has taken and defended numerous depositions. Justin handles cases at arbitration and mediation and has negotiated numerous settlement agreements.


Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Justin worked at a prominent insurance defense firm where he represented corporate clients in mass tort cases. He also gained experience in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, products liability and construction defect.


Justin is a graduate of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. While in law school he participated in a co-op at The City of Philadelphia Law Department, Claims Unit, defending the city in tort actions. Justin also interned with the in-house counsel department of TE Connectivity, where he worked on labor and employment law matters. At Drexel, Justin served as the president of the Black Law Students Association and Director of Corporate Relations of Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association. Justin also volunteered as a Marshall Brennan Fellow, teaching constitutional literacy to Philadelphia High School students. Justin graduated from La Salle University in 2009 where he was a Co-Op Scholar at the School of Business. As an undergraduate student Justin worked on procurement and contract issues for the United States Department of Defense.


Justin is a member and participates in events hosted by the Barrister’s Association of Philadelphia, Inc.

Successfully defended manufacturers, contractors and suppliers of asbestos products in cases involving exposure to asbestos-containing products by obtaining summary judgement in favor of the clients. In each case, Justin successfully argued that it was unlikely that the plaintiffs were exposed to the defendants’ asbestos-containing products.


Justin also regularly represents major retailers in premises liability and employment matters.

Lectures

As part of the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, Justin taught landmark Supreme Court cases to Philadelphia area high school students. Through weekly instruction, Justin was able to help students foster an understanding of their constitutional rights and responsibilities. As president of the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association, Justin gave several lectures to law students concerning various legal issues, and regarding the importance of diversity and inclusion. More specifically, Justin lectured on the legality of Stop and Frisk programs, Affirmative Action, and the Voting Rights Act, as address by the Supreme Court of the United States in Shelby County v. Holder.

Justin M. Bettis

Associate
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Products Liability
Employment Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2015
New Jersey, 2015

EDUCATION

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D. 2014

La Salle University, B.S. in Business Administration, 2009

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