Attorney Justin Kalemkiarian

Justin Kalemkiarian was born and raised in Lincoln before leaving the state for college in Minnesota, where he graduated with a Psychology degree and participated in the Order of Omega and Psychology Honors program, a fraternity, rugby, and intramural sports. During college, Justin interned for a US Congressman in Washington, D.C. and for the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yerevan, Armenia, helping him to see the disparity between a world-leading government and that of a still-emerging government. Following college, Justin moved to Minneapolis where he worked for an international non-profit family foundation dedicated to helping foster prosperity in the country of Armenia. While in Minneapolis, Justin enjoyed everything that uptown and downtown had to offer and joined local and state cycling advocacy groups to help protect and expand cycling opportunities.

For the past 10 years, Justin has dedicated his life to representing clients who face criminal charges, professional license defense matters, Title IX matters, and other civil matters.

While working with the family foundation and during his time in Armenia, Justin learned the importance of the rule of law and decided to go to law school. He then enrolled at the University of Iowa where he continued his service and dedication to the community through numerous student activities. Justin graduated from Iowa in 2013 and passed the Illinois bar exam that fall.

Justin is dedicated to the protections that the U.S. Constitution affords all Americans and believes that the Constitution is only as strong as the way it is applied to those accused of a crime. He understands that when you are in trouble, you need to ensure that your rights are vigorously protected. Justin has extensive court experience, arguing cases all over Nebraska in both State and Federal courts, as well as the Federal 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Justin understands that trial preparation starts from the initial consultation and he works strategically to get the best possible result. He is licensed to practice in Nebraska, Illinois, and the Federal District Court of Nebraska.

Justin lives in Lincoln with his family. He has been active in the community as a Board member for the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Robert Van Pelt Inns of Court, Lincoln Rotary 14, NextGen Lincoln, and more.

Selected Results:

-Lancaster County, Terroristic Threats: NOTE GUILTY verdict
-Gage County, DUI: NOT GUILTY verdict
-Lancaster County, Motion to Suppress granted: several pounds of cocaine SUPPRESSED
-Lancaster County, Possession of hazardous drug with Intent to Distribute: Not guilty of most serious charge with mandatory 20-life; Guilty of lesser charges
-Federal Court for the District of Nebraska: Possession of Methamphetamine: Motion to Suppress GRANTED
-Title IX represention: Multiple Nebraska Colleges and Universities and has represented both students and faculty members, multiple findings of NOT RESPONSIBLE for violation of school code
-Saunders County, Terroristic Threats: following an investigation, charges DISMISSED
-Lancaster County, Possession of a Controlled Substance: Plea in Abatement granted, charges DISMISSED
-Jefferson County, Burglary: Preliminary Hearing won, charges DISMISSED
-Saline County, Felony Assault, Use of a Deadly Weapon, Leaving Scene of an Injury Accident, multiple misdemeanors: after a thorough investigation, all charges dropped except a first-offense, non-aggravated DUI
-Lancaster County, Possession of a Firearm while violating Nebraska Drug Statutes: following a guilty verdict at trial, Judge VACATED VERDICT and client pleaded to an infraction and fine only.
-Lancaster County, Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver; Possession of a Firearm during Commission of a Felony; worked with the County Attorney’s office and charges were DIMISSED
-Otoe County, Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Deliver; after setting the case for jury trial, charges DISMISSED