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Justin Walsh

Justin is a partner at Gleam Law’s Seattle, Washington headquarters, where he oversees all litigation at the firm. He represents clients in a myriad of civil matters – including legal marijuana, hemp, and CBD businesses. He has received recognition for his successful representation of complex business litigation cases, as well as personal injury, medical malpractice, class action, and intellectual property cases. His practice extends to copyright and trademark matters, Consumer Protection Act, and CAN-SPAM, among other areas.

In addition to heading Gleam Law’s litigation department, Justin also handles matters of regulatory compliance surrounding hemp and CBD. He is especially known for his expertise on FDA labeling compliance, and he regularly speaks on the topic nationally.

A cum laude graduate of Seattle University School of Law, Justin served as the Recent Developments and Technology Editor on the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. He also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Justice Mary Fairhurst on the Washington State Supreme Court, where he authored an opinion providing partial privacy protection under the public records act for unsubstantiated allegations of abuse against school teachers.

During law school, Justin was a member of the Dean’s list, an award given to those in the top 10% of their class. He is the past Chair of the King County Civil Rights Commission and he previously served on the City of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission. He has also been named a Rising Star by Superlawyers.com for seven consecutive years – 2012 through 2018. In 2019, Justin earned the coveted title of SuperLawyer, which he has held since. Currently, Justin also serves as a Pro Tem Judge in Washington.

In addition to his work for Gleam and his work on the bench, Justin also is an adjunct Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, where he teaches Cannabis Law and Policy.

Justin is admitted to practice in Washington and Alaska, as well as the Washington Supreme Court, the Federal District Courts for the Western and Eastern District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. If you’re looking for a motivated Seattle cannabis litigation attorney, Justin and his team of experienced litigation attorneys are available to help you with your legal marijuana, hemp, and CBD business.

Seattle Cannabis Lawyer

  • Seattle University School of Law – Cum Laude
Justin P. Walsh, Are the New FDA Warning Letters Signaling Treatment of Hemp Extracts as Over the Counter Monographs?, Cannabis Business Executive (Mar. 22, 2021), available at https://www.cannabisbusinessexecutive.com/2021/03/new-fda-warning-letters-signaling-treatment-hemp-extracts-counter-monographs/?fbclid=IwAR2lma0XhzbwES6_7A2mbxaEGcABiYrbQxfxH7h_XXUe_klTDCkvXE1GSaY
Justin P. Walsh, Reading the Tea Leaves: Looking at the History of Hemp and CBD to Predict the Future, gleamlaw.com (Mar. 15, 2020), available at https://www.gleamlaw.com/reading-the-tea-leaves-looking-at-the-history-of-hemp-and-cbd-to-predict-the-future/
Justin P. Walsh, Washington’s Hemp Plan Approval Solidifies Washington State as a Hemp Powerhousegleamlaw.com (Feb. 26, 2020), available at https://www.gleamlaw.com/washingtonshempplanapproval/
Justin P. Walsh, King County Superior Court Judge Invalidates I-502 Advertising Restrictionsgleamlaw.com (Nov. 19, 2020), available at https://www.gleamlaw.com/king-county-superior-court-judge-invalidates-i-502-advertising-restrictions/
Justin P. Walsh, FDA Issues Warning Letters for CBDgleamlaw.com (July 29, 2019), available at https://www.gleamlaw.com/fda-warning-letter/
Justin P. Walsh, Raising Chickens is for the Birds, NWLawyer, 43 (Sept. 2015), available at https://wabarnews.wsba.org/wabarnews/september_2015/MobilePagedReplica.action?pm=2&folio=42#pg44
Justin P. Walsh, Why I’m Opposing the FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules, NWSidebar (Feb. 16, 2014), available at https://nwsidebar.wsba.org/2014/06/16/net-neutrality/
Justin P. Walsh, WSAJ New Member Committee: Creating Future EAGLEs, Trial News (Oct. 2011).
Justin P. Walsh, Chasing the Dragon: Discovering Doctor Addiction in Medical Malpractice Cases, Trial News (Sept. 2011).
Paul Whelan, Product Liability in Washington, 1 Real J. for Real People 6 (Justin P. Walsh, ed., June 2009). https://issuu.com/stritmatter/docs/2009.06_product_liability_whelan
Justin P. Walsh, Swept Under the Rug: Integrating Critical Race Theory into the Legal Debate on the Use of Race, 6 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 673 (2008). https://digitalcommons.law.seattleu.edu/sjsj/vol6/iss2/5/