Justin Gross grew up in Des Moines attending St. Theresa and Holy Family Schools for elementary and junior high respectfully before moving on to Dowling High School. After graduating from Dowling he attended University of Northern Iowa where he double majored in Social work and Spanish.
After college, Justin worked for the Des Moines public schools as a social worker and worked primarliy with the Latino community on the Southeast side of Des Moines. For three years Justin spent a number of hours making sure that basic needs were being met for Latino children and their family.
Between leaving the Des Moines public schools and attending law school, Justin spent one year working for Senator Harkin in his Des Moines office. As a case manager for Senator Harkin, Justin focused on constituent work for Veterans, Persons with Tax issues , and Persons with Immigration issues.
In 2005, Justin attended Drake University law school. In 2008, Justin graduated law school, passed the bar, and began working at Iowa Legal Aid. During his five years at Iowa Legal Aid Justin gained much experience in a variety of types of law including Family Law, Administrative Law, Consumer Law, and Housing.
Justin’s wife Emily has a successful catering company called Taste to Go. They have been married for ten years and have two wonderful children. The family are parishioners of St. Theresa’s Church.