Justin Whitmel Earley

Justin Whitmel Earley

McLean, Virginia
703-761-5004 (Direct Line)

Justin Whitmel Earley | When he's not closing a deal or helping a business navigate a key contract, Justin can be found talking on porches with his friends in Richmond, writing & speaking on the power of habits, or chasing down one of his four sons.

As a writer, speaker and corporate lawyer, Justin believes in the power of words to change things.

Justin is a self-starter, so as a lawyer he doesn't just think about how to manage risk, he thinks about how to take the right risks. If you need help negotiating a key contract, launching a new venture, navigating an acquisition, or if you are looking for someone to give a keynote about how to unite vision and habit in the workplace - give Justin a call.

Areas of Practice

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital
  • Start-Up & Early Stage Organizations
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Small Business Disputes
  • B-Corps
  • VA & Federal ABC Regulatory

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. magna cum laude
  • Shanghai Teachers & Tongji University - 2010
    • Major: Mandarin Chinese
  • University of Virginia
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: English Literature


  • Frequent Writer and Speaker, Justin is the author of The Common Rule – Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction (www.thecommonrule.org)

Past Employment Positions

  • McGuireWoods LLP, Associate, 2014 - 2018
  • Director of Thought & Culture Shapers, Shanghai, China, 2011