Justin M. Rusk

Staff Attorney

Justin Rusk brings significant government experience to his political law practice. Justin was most recently chief operating officer and general counsel of a compliance and financial management consulting business, providing guidance to more than 70 political committee clients in the areas of candidate committees, leadership PACs, corporate and trade association PACs, state and local party committees, and joint fundraising committees. He served for six years in various legislative and chief of staff roles for two U.S. representatives and has held various roles within the United States Army Reserve as an intelligence officer and judge advocate.

Related Practices


Government Experience

  • Justin serves as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and is judge advocate and trial defense counsel. He was formerly an intelligence officer and served as the deputy director of intelligence for a Special Operations Task Force with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.
  • Chief of staff, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01)
  • Served in a variety of roles, most recently deputy chief of staff/legislative director, for Representative Michael Fitzpatrick (PA-08)



  • J.D. cum laude Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law 2016
    • Recipient, CUA Law Merit Scholarship
  • B.A. Government & Politics University of Maryland 2010

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland