Justin M. Lange

“You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are” – Chief Justice John Roberts
About Justin Lange

Justin began his career at an early age, working in the pizza shop owned and operated by his aunt and uncle in Latham, New York. His earliest work memories are making pizza boxes and helping out on the phones on busy Friday nights.

After graduating from high school, Justin attended Union College, in Schenectady, New York. While there, he held several politically-oriented positions, including an internship with the Office of Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20), and on the reelection campaign of John Faso for Congress (NY-19). He began his career in the law with an internship with a Union College alum, Evans J. Legros, Esq., in the summer of 2018, primarily overseeing real estate transactions in Manhattan with the Legros Law Firm.

In June 2019, Justin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Union College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, while double minoring in History and German Language. Following his graduation, and seeking to fulfill his dream of a future career in law, Justin decided to attend the Syracuse University College of Law, beginning in August 2019. While at the College of Law, Justin has enjoyed academic success, while also endeavoring to participate in extracurricular activities, including serving as Managing Editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, as a Research Assistant for Professor C. Cora True-Frost, as a Procedural Advisor to students accused of violating the Syracuse University Student Code of Conduct, and as a Law Ambassador for the Office of Admissions.

Justin joined the Nave Law Firm in May 2021, as a Legal Intern.  In this position, he primarily assists and works at the direction of Managing Partner Dennis J. Nave. As a result, Justin works across the firm’s areas of practice but specializes in particular on criminal defense, DWI, traffic offenses, and license matters. In December 2021, Justin accepted post-graduate employment with the Nave Law Firm and is excited to soon be able to begin his professional career as an attorney.

Why Do I Do What I Do?

I strongly believe that the leading factor in over-incarceration is the inability of everyday people to find counsel to help them understand their situation and their rights. As Chief Justice Roberts says, “You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are.” I decided to become an attorney to help people in the most difficult times of their lives, whether they’ve been charged with a crime, or are simply trying to regain the rights and privileges that come with being an American citizen. I take special pride in offering the best legal services, maintaining thorough and consistent communication with our clients to help them understand their situation and their rights, and working with them to get the best results possible.

Area of Focus
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Criminal Defense
  • DWI
  • License Matters
  • 2nd Amendment
  • Trial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
Education
Contact Information
Fun Facts
Honors & Awards
  • Union College Dean’s List, 2016-2017
  • Union College Dean’s List, 2017-2018
  • Union College Dean’s List, 2018-2019
  • Union College Presidential Scholarship
  • Syracuse University College of Law Merit Scholarship
Affiliations
  • Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, Managing Editor
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Office of Admissions, Law Ambassador
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

area of focus

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Criminal Defense
  • DWI
  • License Matters
  • 2nd Amendment
  • Trial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

EDUCATION

  • Union College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, June, 2019 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Syracuse University, Juris Doctor, May, 2022 (anticipated)

BAR ADMISSIONS

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Union College Dean’s List, 2016-2017
  • Union College Dean’s List, 2017-2018
  • Union College Dean’s List, 2018-2019
  • Union College Presidential Scholarship
  • Syracuse University College of Law Merit Scholarship
  • Union College Dean’s List, 2016-2017
  • Union College Dean’s List, 2017-2018
  • Union College Dean’s List, 2018-2019
  • Union College Presidential Scholarship
  • Syracuse University College of Law Merit Scholarship

CONTACT INFORMATION

FUN FACTS

  • Favorite Movie: Miracle (2004)
  • Favorite Vacation So Far: Venice, Florence, and Rome, Italy
  • Proudest Moment: Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Union College

affilations

  • Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, Managing Editor
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Office of Admissions, Law Ambassador
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

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