Justin M. Ladendorf is an associate practicing in the Litigation Department. Prior to joining Lewis Rice, Justin worked at the State's Attorney's Office in Madison County, Illinois and at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit as an extern for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender.

Justin previously completed two summers in the Lewis Rice Summer Associate Program while earning his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. During law school, Justin served as a member of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
    • Order of the Woolsack
    • Judge Robert G. Dowd Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award
    • Academic Excellence Awards for the highest grade in Torts, Civil Procedure, LRW, Evidence, Moot Court II, Remedies, and Criminal Procedure – Adjudication
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal
  • Millikin University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2012)
    • Finance
    • Model Illinois Government Moot Court Champion
    • Outstanding Student in Pre-Law
    • Outstanding Senior, Tabor School of Business

Legal Background

  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2013, 2014)
  • Legal Intern, Madison County State's Attorney's Office (January-October 2015)
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Raymond W. Gruender, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (January-May 2014)
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. A.G. Webber, IV, Macon County Courthouse (June-August 2012)
  • Legal Intern, Macon County State's Attorney's Office (June-August 2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • Young Professionals Committee, Risk Management Association


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Development Committee, Aim High St. Louis

Professional Experience

  • Accounting Student Specialist, Center for Entrepreneurship, Millikin University (2009-2012)
  • Portfolio Manager, Tabor Investment Portfolio, Tabor School of Business (2011-2012)