Justin was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana and attended Bozeman High School. Justin moved to Canada to attend the University of Victoria where he majored in Economics and minored in Business. After graduating from the University of Victoria, Justin returned to Montana and attended the University of Montana School of Law. He graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2011 with honors. After earning a J.D., Justin continued his education at the University of Florida where he obtained an LL.M. in Taxation.
During his tenure in Law School, Justin was the Co-founder and Co-president of the Outdoor Law and Recreation Group. Justin has continued to maintain an active lifestyle and an appreciation for the outdoors. Justin is also a member of BETTR (Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax, and Real Property) Section of the Montana Bar Association.