Justin Perryman has served as an adjunct professor of law since 2014 teaching Energy Law and Solo Practice. He is a 1991 graduate of Tulane University and a 1994 graduate of Washington University School of Law. He maintains an active private practice in Missouri and Texas, specializing in business law with a concentration in start-ups, technology, energy, communications, health care, and real estate. Justin’s most prominent clients work in renewable energy installation, railroad transportation, early start-up investment, natural gas production, international healthcare, and real estate. He litigates on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions. Upon graduation, Justin lived and worked in Mexico City, Mexico as an international attorney specializing in foreign investment and trade. His clients included Anheuser Busch, Southwestern Bell, and Paramount Pictures. Prior to returning to St. Louis a few years ago, Justin lived in Houston, Texas for twenty years. In addition to his professional civilian career, Justin is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas Army National Guard and is currently the acting Staff Judge Advocate for the Texas Army National Guard. Justin has deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Sinai for Rotation #49 with the Multi-National Forces & Observers where he was the Command Judge Advocate for the 1-124 Calvary Squadron of the 36th Infantry Division. He was the legal advisor for Texas Military Forces during Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, Harvey, and Maria. He served as defense counsel during Operation Jump Start Border Mission, as well as a judge advocate during the Challenger Space Shuttle Recovery Mission. Justin has deployed for shorter missions to the Czech Republic, Honduras, and Puerto Rico with the National Guard. He deployed with the 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of the 36th Infantry Division to Kabul, Afghanistan deployed as the Command Judge Advocate for Task Force Centurion which had command and control over the Kabul Base Cluster consisting of eight bases and ten thousand military personnel and contractors. Most recently, he commanded the 2nd Medical battalion of Task Force COVAX in Texas FEMA District Two for 15 months. He commanded over 500 troops from the Air and Army National Guard. His troops vaccinated over 600,000 individuals in an area spanning from Louisiana to Mexico borders.
Justin is married to Suzanne who is an engineer with Boeing Corporation in St. Louis. Between them, they have four children ranging from 15 to 25 years of age. They enjoy time on the family properties in Wharton County, Texas, and Lincoln County, Missouri. They travel whenever possible and make it a habit of visiting waterfalls wherever they go to more adventurous locations. Justin will be retiring from the Texas Army National Guard in the next few years and looks forward to spending more time fishing, hiking, golfing, and his latest passion – pickleball. He always finds time to chat with students concerning business, energy, politics, and military history.
- Introduction to Energy Law