Justin A. DiCharia


Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University

summa cum laude
Order of the Coif
J.D. 2019

Louisiana State University

B.A. 2016


District of Columbia


Justin A. DiCharia

Mr. DiCharia is a creative litigator and investigator experienced in counseling domestic and international clients on complex and highly sensitive matters.

Justin DiCharia’s practice focuses on litigation, congressional investigations, white-collar defense, and internal corporate inquiries. He graduated first in his class at Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Mr. DiCharia and his colleagues have represented non-profit organizations and individuals facing highly sensitive investigations by Congress, the Department of Justice, and local law enforcement authorities. Mr. DiCharia has also aided clients in navigating delicate and complex legal issues arising out of state and federal litigation. Some representative matters include:

  • The internal investigation into the theft of over $2 million by a non-profit organization’s own employee, and the coordination of outreach and cooperation with the Department of Justice in its case against the perpetrator and its work to recover the stolen funds.
  • The representation of national and international non-profit organizations in both U.S. Senate and House congressional investigations.
  • The defense of individuals facing potential arrest and criminal prosecution in state and federal preliminary criminal investigations.
  • The defense of a construction company in breach of contract litigation and successful settlement negotiations.
  • The defense of an organization against Section 1782 subpoenas seeking discovery for use in a foreign proceeding.

Prior to joining Levy Firestone Muse LLP, Mr. DiCharia litigated complex cross-border disputes and advised clients on regulatory compliance issues as an associate at an international law firm.  While at his previous firm, Mr. DiCharia represented a foreign unincorporated association in a $600 million lawsuit, which the court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction on the basis of a novel constitutional theory asserted by Mr. DiCharia’s team.  Mr. DiCharia has extensive experience in jurisdictional discovery issues, and has worked on appeals of constitutional and statutory issues in the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Additionally, in an administrative action for unpaid wages, Mr. DiCharia obtained a favorable judgment for a single mother who had not been paid minimum wages or overtime for more than a year of employment.

Before law school, Mr. DiCharia reported at the Louisiana Statehouse for the Manship News Service, covering higher education, the state budget and state hospital funding.

Mr. DiCharia is a member of the District of Columbia bar.