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Justin Thatch

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Mr. Thatch is a member of the firm’s Transportation Team. He also represents clients in landlord/tenant matters. Prior to joining Setliff Law, Mr. Thatch gained extensive litigation experience serving as the law clerk for the Honorable John P. Davey in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland. He reviewed numerous discovery motions and dispostive motions and drafted proposed orders and opinions. Mr. Thatch also prepared final copies of jury instructions in both civil and criminal cases. Throughout his clerkship, Mr. Thatch observed many different proceedings before the court including, but not limited to: civil, criminal, and domestic trials; hearings on motions for summary judgment; administrative, on the record, and de novo appeals from District Court; and pretrial conferences.

While in law school at William & Mary Law School, Mr. Thatch was a member of the Bill of Rights Journal for two years. During his final year, Mr. Thatch served as a Senior Articles Editor and had his student note published in the journal. During his time in law school, Mr. Thatch worked as a law clerk in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and worked in three law firms on both litigation and transactional matters. Mr. Thatch also served William & Mary as a Student Admissions Ambassador that met with prospective law students and gave them tours of the campus.

During his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina, Mr. Thatch was a counsellor on the Student Attorney General’s Staff, representing both students and the University in proceedings before the University’s Honor Court. Mr. Thatch also supported the faculty by assisting with research in the area of environmental law.


  • William & Mary Law School (J.D., 2016)
    • Senior Article Editor, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., with highest distinction, History & Political Science, 2013)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2013)


  • Virginia (2017)
  • Maryland (2016)
  • The United States District Court, District of Maryland
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Maryland State Bar


  • Note, The Lesser of Two Evils: Exploring the Constitutionality of Indefinite Detentions of Terror Enemy Combatants Following the End of “Combat Operations” in Afghanistan, 24 Wm & Mary Bill Rts. J. 1205 (2016).

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