Get to know members of the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section! This blog series highlights section members, their practice and their personal interests. Take a seat and get to know them! This week's post features Justin Wiser of Frost Brown Todd LLC.
I am new to the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section Executive Committee for 2019. I practice at Frost Brown Todd LLC in the firm’s Product, Tort and Insurance Practice Group. Through my work for the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section, I work on communications for the website and blog.
Background prior to law school
I grew up in Carmel and graduated from Carmel High School in 2000. I attended some college at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and then returned to Indianapolis. In 2006, I enlisted in the Navy.
I started my career as a military journalist, working at the Naval Media Detachment in Rota, Spain for the American Forces Network. I was the premier afternoon radio DJ on the base radio station (“DJ J Wise”) and also performed television production and news. I then trained to become a paralegal in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. I am most proud of my time on board USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during the aircraft carrier’s maiden deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
How did the military prepare you for law school?
As a Navy paralegal, I was very fortunate to work with many attorneys who cared about my professional development. They knew that my goal was to separate and go to law school and they were invested in my future goals, offering legal research opportunities, drafting experience, and facilitating my interaction with Navy leadership in the chain of command, all of which I believe prepared me well.
Why did you want to become a member of the IndyBar E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section Executive Committee?
During my 2L year at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, I completed an Advanced Civil Procedure: Electronic Discovery course. It was taught by Professor Meaghan Zore and the course jump started my interest in e-discovery, technology and the law.
As a member of the section's executive committee, I appreciate the opportunity to work on a regular basis with some of the leaders in the Indianapolis legal community in the areas of e-discovery, information governance and cybersecurity. I believe Indianapolis has been a great legal community to begin the practice of law, and my experiences with the section have exemplified the support and collegiality found in the Indianapolis legal community at large. I believe being involved with the section has been great for my development, especially in tackling the principles and learning the processes in the area of e-discovery.
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