Justin is a lifelong resident of Scioto County. He graduated from Minford High School in 1999, obtained his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, in Columbus in the spring of 2003. After graduating from OSU, he attended law school at the University of Toledo. Prior to graduating from Toledo in the spring of 2007, Justin served as an intern at former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro’s regional office in Toledo and as law clerk for the Honorable Judge William T. Marshall of the Court of Common Pleas, Scioto County.
Justin and his wife, Lynnsey, reside in Wheelersburg, with their three children, Elizabeth (“Libby”), Katherine (“Kate”) and Matthew (“Matt”). When he isn’t working Justin spends his time with his family. He enjoys cooking, boating, travel and supporting the Buckeyes in his spare time.
Justin has been practicing since November 2007, first as an associate with Mowery and Blume, where he worked for his father, T. Kevin Blume and current Portsmouth Municipal Court Judge Steven L. Mowery, and now as a partner at The Blume Law Firm, LLC. Justin’s private practice consists primarily on family law cases, probate, estate planning, civil litigation, personal injury cases and corporate law.
In addition to his private practice, Justin also serves as corporate counsel for several local companies, including Scioto Water, Inc. He also serves as the Solicitor for the Village of New Boston, Ohio. As Solicitor, Justin is responsible for handling the Village’s legal matters, including prosecuting misdemeanor criminal and traffic offenses that occur in the Village before Judges Russell D. Kegley and Steven L. Mowery in the Portsmouth Municipal Court.
In conjunction with his legal work, Justin is committed to serving the community and strives to make it a better place for everyone. Justin currently serves on the Leadership Team at Christ United Methodist Church, in Sciotoville, Ohio and supports local high school students with mock trial as a competition judge, and as a former adviser for the mock trial team at Minford High School. Prior to being appointed as the Solicitor for the Village of New Boston, he served on the Honorable Judge William T. Marshall’s Drug Court. In 2014, Justin received the Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.