Attorney Profile: Justin Alsterberg
935 Gravier Street, Suite 2020
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 324-2141
Fax: (504) 534-8961
– University of Michigan, BA, with Honors
– Tulane University Law School, JD
– Louisiana (All State & Federal Courts)
– Evacuteer, Leadership Committee
– Past President, Crescent City Business Partners Chapter of BNI
– Louisiana State Bar Association
– Federal Bar Association
– New Orleans Bar Association
– Defense Research Institute
– Construction Litigation
– Personal Injury Litigation
– Business Litigation
– General Litigation
– Business Counsel
Justin Alsterberg leads Sternberg, Naccari & White’s litigation practice as Managing Partner of Litigation. He joined the firm in October 2019 and immediately took command of the firm’s thriving and tech-forward litigation practice.
Justin learned the ropes the old-fashioned way: he began at a large New Orleans area law firm before starting his own firm and becoming its Managing Partner. He is a seasoned litigator of complex claims, construction, personal injury and other complicated litigation disputes. His courtroom experience dwarfs that of many others his age.
Justin began his hands-on practice early. He had his first significant trial success after his first year out of law school, serving as co-lead counsel in a three-week trial in Federal Court on behalf of one of the world’s largest centrifugal pump manufacturers. Justin delivered the closing argument and obtained a multi-million-dollar judgment against the company’s former employees for their theft of the company’s intellectual property and trade secrets. Since then, he has continued to have success in the courtroom, handling both bench trials and jury trials in state and federal courts as well as complex, multi-party arbitration proceedings.
Justin is considered a leader in construction law matters, where he has vast experience managing all aspects of construction litigation, including design defects and construction defects, payment disputes, insurance coverage and all related matters. However, Justin also has experience in many other areas of litigation and complex litigation, including oil and gas matters, insurance coverage disputes, maritime matters, and both prosecution and defense of personal injury claims.
Justin’s client base ranges from developers, insurers, and members of the trucking and transportation industry all the way to individuals and small businesses. His significant experience has resulted in success not just at the trial level, but at the appellate level arguing before the Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and numerous Louisiana Courts of Appeal.
Justin enjoys the intersection of the practice of law and practical business disputes, which drew him to the Firm’s business-oriented practice. Justin is also passionate in his advocacy for family businesses. He currently holds the record for the largest arbitration award to be overturned on appeal in Louisiana – a matter where he successfully argued that the arbitrators had overstepped their authority in rendering a $1.4 million breach of contract judgment against his client, a family-owned plumbing company that was faced with the prospect of going out of business if the arbitration award was upheld.
Originally hailing from Michigan, Mr. Alsterberg moved to New Orleans after graduating from the University of Michigan with Honors to attend Tulane Law School, and quickly determined that New Orleans was home. He was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2007, and is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, Louisiana federal district courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Jefferson Parish Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute.
Justin’s passion for the City of New Orleans has led him to support many philanthropic endeavors. He also previously served as general counsel and co-director of special projects on the Executive Leadership Committee of Evacuteer, a nonprofit whose mission is to recruit and train volunteers to assist the City of New Orleans in the evacuation of its residents who do not have their own transportation in the event a hurricane threatens the city.