Justin Fielkow joined the Franklin Law Group after moving to Chicago from New Orleans, LA. He has experience in a variety of business and commercial civil litigation matters, in both state and federal court, including breach of contract, bad faith insurance prosecution, professional malpractice, qui tam, civil RICO, defamation and libel, and sports torts. Justin has obtained successful verdicts at both trial and arbitration and negotiated numerous favorable settlements. Justin also represents businesses in the sports and entertainment fields, by consulting for and providing an array of legal services to sports-related organizations and individuals, including fantasy sports ventures, sports media entities, equipment manufacturers, athletes, coaches, and marketing and branding companies. His insights regarding sports and entertainment law have appeared in publications such as the International Business Times, Law360, the New York Daily News, Rolling Stone, the Boston Herald, and numerous others.
Outside of practicing law, Justin has written for RotoWire, both as a featured legal columnist and as a beat writer covering fantasy football, and is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. His articles have appeared both online and in nationally-distributed magazines. He is also a co-founder of The Sports Law Esquires, a website dedicated to providing legal analysis and insight generated by current events in the sports industry. In addition, Justin is passionate about volunteering his time and has worked countless pro bono hours at non-profit organizations, including the Redwood Justice Fund based in California and the ELLA Project in New Orleans.
Justin is currently the Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Sports Law Committee.