Justin Carley, Esq.
Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Las Vegas Raiders
Justin Carley is an accomplished and versatile attorney who thrives on new challenges. Throughout his career, he has proven to be a solutions-oriented team player, who leads by example, and achieves excellent results.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Justin excelled as a student athlete eventually moving to Hawaii to attend the Hawaii Pacific University. He then transferred to and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rhode Island College. In 2003, Justin relocated to Las Vegas for law school at the University of Nevada Las Vegas – William S. Boyd School of Law. Graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2006, and, having fallen in love with the city, he joined the Las Vegas office of the law firm of Snell & Wilmer. During his 13 years with the firm, Justin had a diverse practice concentrated in litigation, construction, real estate, and employment law. He led federal and state court litigation through trial and appeal, while also advising on transactional matters including contract negotiation and drafting, administrative and regulatory efforts, personnel matters, and other business management issues.
For his firm, Justin led the Nevada office’s construction litigation practice group, hiring committee, and attorney development committee. In his field, Justin was immersed in the southern Nevada legal community, voted a Top Southern Nevada Attorney for 9 consecutive years and a Mountain States Super Lawyer for 6 consecutive years. He is also Martindale Hubbell A/V Rated Preeminent, was voted one of The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2018-2019) and made Vegas Inc.’s 40 Under 40 list in 2018.
In 2019, Justin took a leap of faith, left the law firm, and went in-house as Senior Assistant General Counsel for the Howard Hughes Corporation in its Honolulu, Hawaii office. In that new role, he provided strategic advising on real estate development projects and public-private partnerships in multiple jurisdictions. Immediately a key member of the team, Justin oversaw the legal side of construction projects from ground-breaking through completion, sales, and operations. He provided daily counseling on business operations including employment issues, retail leasing, tenant relations, and stadium and event management. Justin also played critical roles in deal-making, contract negotiation, crisis and litigation management, and political and public relations.
In 2022, Justin returned to Las Vegas and joined the Raiders as Senior Vice President and General Counsel where he will lead the legal and government affairs teams into the future.