Justin Matthew Kornegay was born on November 27, 1985, and grew up in Union Grove, Texas. Justin Kornegay was with Johnson & Associates since its inception and became a partner in January 2019.
Being raised in a small rural East Texas town taught Justin the value of hard work and persistence. Justin used those lessons to zealously advocate for his clients in both the courtroom and the boardroom. Justin worked tirelessly to understand his clients’ cases and needs, and to exceed client expectations in every aspect of his practice. Justin successfully handled a broad array of matters in Texas and other states. Other lawyers have described Justin as a brilliant attorney, whose commitment to the law and pursuing justice for his clients made him a well-known and respected figure in the Galveston County legal community.
Justin attended Texas A&M University before pursuing his law degree at the University of Houston Law Center. During his time in law school, Justin served as a teaching assistant tutoring first year law students and as a Research Assistant. Justin was also an active member of the UHLC moot court team, competing in various national and international competitions. Justin finished law school as a member of the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court and went on to hold a postgraduate fellowship with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Despite his commitment to the law, Justin made time for others and was always there for the people he loved. Justin will always be remembered for his tender heart, loyalty, and inquisitive mind, whose good humor made for a wonderful lawyer and colleague, but an even better friend.
Justin Kornegay passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022. He is survived by his girlfriend, Nicole Gabler; his father, Paul Kornegay; his mother, Beth Webb; as well as his sisters, Tiffany Velasquez and her husband, Boe; Amanda Wilson and her husband, Ben; Holly Schwen and her husband, Robert; Melinda Strother, and her husband Eric; 13 nieces and nephews and his beloved hunting dog, Belle. Finally, countless friends and colleagues in the Galveston County legal community grieve the loss of a brilliant and talented legal mind who was taken far too soon.