Justin a. Barkley

Justin a. Barkley

Corporate attorney and civil litigator

Justin Barkley is an experienced corporate attorney and civil litigator with particular expertise in labor & employment and healthcare law.

Justin offers a unique perspective to his business clients, having spent three years running a multi-million-dollar healthcare company with operations in seven states as its Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, Justin holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), served four years as General Counsel to a healthcare company, taught business law classes at UAB’s Collat School of Business, served three years on the Board of Directors for the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), and continues to serve in an executive leadership role for a large healthcare company – all of which help him to better understand the needs of his business clients.

Justin has represented a variety of business clients including multiple healthcare companies and providers (hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physician practice groups, medical device manufacturers and retailers, individual physicians and nurses, and correctional healthcare providers), manufacturers, restaurants and service providers, and government contractors. Justin previously practiced law with the former Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose law firm in Birmingham.

POSITION: Of Counsel


  • Corporate Law
    • General Corporate Representation
    • Contracts & Transactions
    • Labor & Employment Law
    • Healthcare Regulatory Law
  • Civil Litigation
    • Business and Contract Disputes
    • Discrimination & Harassment Lawsuits
  • Government Law
    • Section 1983 Actions
    • Government Contractors


  • Harvard University Bachelor of Arts (BA), Government, cum laude
  • University of Alabama School of Law Juris Doctor (JD), magna cum laude Order of the Coif Legal Honor Society, Dean’s Scholarship, Senior Editor of the Journal of the Legal Profession, Member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and Tax Competition Team
  • UAB Collat School of Business – Master of Business Administration (MBA)


  • Alabama Bar Association
  • UAB Collat School of Business, Adjunct Faculty
  • Business Council of Alabama (BCA), past Board of Directors
  • Alabama Policy Institute (API), Associate Board