Justin Riemer has practiced for years at the highest levels of election law and national politics—first as an attorney for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, then as an election administrator in a presidential battleground state, and most recently as the Republican National Committee’s Chief Counsel from 2018 to 2022. Over the course of that career, Justin has represented and advised clients and high-ranking Republican officials on political law matters, including the President of the United States, the Chair of the Republican National Committee, Governors, Members of Congress and state legislators. His experience spans the spectrum of political law issues, including ballot access, campaign finance strategy and compliance, internal political party governance, party-run caucuses, recounts and close elections, election integrity issues, public records requests, voting litigation and political technology.
Having been actively engaged as an attorney in every national election since 2008—either as a campaign attorney, a party committee attorney or an election administrator—Justin has a unique and intricate understanding of how campaigns and elections are run and won. He has written and presented extensively on election law matters, including before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Committee on House Administration and the Virginia General Assembly. He has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and National Review.
Justin is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Religion and received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. In 2021, Justin received the Republican National Lawyers Association’s Robert J. Horn Chairman’s Award for nationally distinguished service in support of the honesty and accuracy of elections.