Zinzow Law
Justin Zinzow

Justin Zinzow

Attorney/CEO

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

Justin R. Zinzow is the CEO and Founding member of Zinzow Law.  Justin is a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Specialist.  His background in the road construction, landscaping, and building trades provides the real world experience and insight that foster his role as counselor.  Justin is versed in construction, real estate and business transactional law and litigation; but he prides himself most on being a zealous counselor of not only the law, but of business and life.  Justin often operates as a General Counsel for his clients.  As General Counsel he couples his expert legal skills, training, and business background to provide the perfect partnership, helping his clients and friends grow their businesses.  When not in court you will find Justin on any given day wearing jeans, boots and a cowboy hat.  This is not just a wardrobe for Justin; it is the personification of the values he carries throughout his life and his businesses.  These values can be summed up in the Code of the West.

Education

J.D., 2003, Stetson University College of Law

Ranked 4th in his class
Associate Member of Stetson Law Review Editor & Co-Founder of Journal of National Security law

B.A., 1999, School of Business, State University of New York, at Albany.

Magna Cum Laude
Concentration Corporate Finance/Management

Honors & Accolades

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Expert
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • 2010 Florida “Super Lawyer”
  • 2007 Gulf Coast Business Review “Top 40 Under 40” Gulf Coast Business Review
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Florida Bar Pro-Bono Service Award
  • Conferred the title of Scottish Laird, 2017
  • Justin was appointed by Governor Crist and Governor Scott to the Florida 6th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission where he served for 9 years, including as Chairman of the Commission.
  • Hearing Officer, Pinellas County Board of Zoning, Adjustment & Appeals
  • Special Counsel to the Pinellas County Housing Authority

Bar Admissions

State Courts:
Florida
Texas

Federal Courts:
Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Builders and Contractors (ABC) Gulf Coast Chapter
  • PAC Committee for Gulf Coast Chapter ABC
  • ABC of Florida Grassroots Task Force
  • Tampa Bay Builders Association
  • Tampa Bay Builders Association Pasco Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Florida Home Builders Association
  • National Home Builders Association
  • Republican Party of Florida—Election Lawyer for Gubernatorial candidates

Community Involvement

  • Shriner—Member of Egypt Shrine Tampa Bay
  • Member of the Shriners Pipe and Drum parade unit
  • Co-Founder of the Zinzow Law Foundation
  • Founder of Salute & Shoot Annual Charity Clay shoot to Benefit Vet 2 Vet Reconnect
  • Co-Founder of Operation American Patriot, Inc.
  • Leadership Pinellas Class of ’07
  • Fundraising Chairman Big For a Day—Big Brothers and Big Sisters Community Event
  • Former Special Counsel & Treasurer to the Greater Pinellas Young Republicans
  • Former Treasurer Elect St. Petersburg Young Republicans
  • Fundraising & Organization of Campaign Events for County & state Candidates
  • Political Consultant and fundraiser for Legislative, Judicial, Sheriff, & County Commission
  • Organized and Hosted Judicial Candidate Forum
  • Legal Pro Bono- Family Law, Debt Relief, Construction, Hurricane Relief
  • Pro Bono legal assistance for Veterans
  • Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity working on Construction Projects
  • Member of the Maritime Law Society: Assist with Beach rejuvenation and maintenance projects
  • Volunteer with Komen Breast Cancer, “Race for the Cure”
  • Town Park Land Development Coordinator and Volunteer—Developed new park trail system
  • Grand Prix Foundation of St. Petersburg—Fundraising and special Events coordinator & Secretary of the Grand Prix Foundation Golf Steering Committee

Publications

Get to know Justin

A Native of Upstate New York, Justin grew up on a small cattle and horse farm.  When he was not working on the farm he spent much of his time helping in the family business, running his own business, working in the construction trades, volunteering for community development activities, hunting, and engaging in the electoral process.  Justin has been politically active and civic-minded since the youthful age of twelve, since which he has hosted countless political fundraisers, run and advised campaigns, and served as an election day lawyer to root out voter fraud.  It is his love for American exceptionalism and business that spurred Justin’s decision to go to law school.

Justin graduated from Stetson College of Law fourth in his class and from the State University of New York’s School of Business where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree Summa Cum Laude in Finance and Management. He worked for 7 years at Ruden McClosky a large Statewide and International Law Firm.  In his heart Justin has always been an entrepreneur; he founded and operates numerous businesses as well as a not-for-profit.  Justin lives in Florida where he carries on his family heritage as a Shriner, helping children and families in need, and practicing the crafts of charity, morality, and brotherly love.  Two Florida Governors have appointed him to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, which he has chaired, where he fulfilled critical Constitutional duties for the judiciary.