For a litigator, a judicial clerkship is an incredibly valuable experience. It teaches you, firsthand, how courts operate and how your work is likely to be viewed. I have clerked for three different judges, and the knowledge and experience that provided has been invaluable to me as an attorney. I know how courts think and work from the inside.
Justin Amos is an Associate in our Commercial Litigation practice group. Based in our Boston office, Justin focuses on litigating matters for financial institutions, including state and national banks, mortgage loan servicers and investors, and others at both the state and federal level. He primarily works with complex mortgage foreclosure litigation regarding lender liability, consumer protection statutes, disclosure pursuant to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), as well as federal and state requirements for loan servicing.
Justin also has experience defending complex consumer protection class actions, medical malpractice, long-term care liability, professional liability, and appellate litigation in both state and federal courts. Prior to coming to McGlinchey, Justin clerked for the Honorable Ariane D. Vuono in the Massachusetts Appeals Court for the 2016 term. During law school, he also interned for the Honorable Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and for the Honorable Serge Georges, Jr. in the Boston Municipal Court, Dorchester Division.
As a result of his extensive experience as a judicial clerk, Justin has an exceptionally in-depth, inside view of how courts and judges operate and think. This makes him an exceptionally effective researcher and writer, because he knows what judges are likely to focus on, and how to both research and communicate issues that are likely to be particularly important in ways that are the most likely to have an impact. He also is highly skilled, thanks to his experience, at planning for potential appeals. He understands at a particularly deep level what appellate courts focus on, how to properly preserve errors, and what the best way to move forward on a case will be.
Research and writing is a foundational skill for litigation, and Justin has a unique and immensely valuable level of judicial experience that sets his work in these two pivotal disciplines apart. This makes him both an effective litigator, and an insightful legal thinker, both qualities that clients value.