Justin A. Williams - Associate

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About Justin

Justin A. Williams joined the firm’s Land Use & Zoning practice group in December 2014. Justin advises local, regional, and national clients on all aspects of entitlement and permit processes, including use restrictions, off-street parking requirements, stormwater management, historic preservation, traffic mitigation, green building requirements, and inclusionary housing obligations, among others. He also assists clients in securing zoning and development approvals for real estate development projects in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Justin’s diverse legal, business, and governmental experience, combined with his communication, analytical, and problem solving skills have enabled him to obtain positive results for his clients.

Justin was most recently a member of Venable LLP's State and Local Government Group, where he counseled clients on land use and zoning matters. Prior to joining Venable, Justin served in the administration of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. As an Analyst in the City’s award-winning CitiStat Office, he monitored, analyzed, and evaluated the performance of City departments for the Mayor and her senior staff. While in the Mayor’s Office, he also coordinated GunStat, a collaborative effort among local, state, and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies to prioritize gun offenders, which has been recognized as a contributing factor to Baltimore’s then-historic reduction in gun violence. After law school, Justin clerked for the Honorable Sherrie R. Bailey of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (JD, 2010)
  • Bryant University (MBA, 2006)
  • Bryant University (BA, 2005)

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  • Maryland