Justine Shields was born and raised in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Florida her junior year of high school. She began working in the legal field very early in her career and has continued working in the industry for the past 25 years. Her legal experience includes personal injury, domestic, probate, and criminal defense. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Jacksonville Zoo, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and aids in the rescue of stray animals. She also enjoys arts and crafts.