A lifelong Berks County resident, Justin was raised in Colebrookdale Township, Justin attended the Boyertown School District and graduated from Boyertown Area Senior High. He attended Albright College as a Eugene Shirk Scholar, graduating with honors. He then attended and graduated from the Pennsylania State University Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA, during which time he completed an internship with a Justice on the Supreme Court.
Justin was raised by a family who taught him the importance of hard work and integrity. Justin spent his youth playing baseball and participating in scouting, eventually earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He also spent much of his youth working in father’s business, Bodor’s Lawn Mower Sales. His maternal grandparents came to the United States from Austria in 1955 with Justin’s mother, Margaret, who was one-year old at the time. Through their example, Justin saw them create the American Dream of building a successful life here in the United States, a lesson he carries with him to this day. Justin’s brother, Brandon, is a graduate of West Point and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves.
Justin started his legal career as an assistant public defender before moving into private practice. In 2010, District Attorney John T. Adams hired him as an assistant district attorney, a job Justin still holds to this day. As an assistant district attorney, Justin spends his days in the courtroom fighting for justice for victims of crime in Berks County.
However, he does so in a way that also protects the rights of the accused, striving to be fair and respectful to everyone. He has had the honor of working with local police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police from the initial investigation all the way through trial. He has argued numerous cases before Judges and juries, ranging from petty thefts all the way through criminal homicide. He has and continues to work closely with law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting fatal motor vehicle crash cases. Additionally, Justin has spent the last ten years representing the District Attorney’s Office in the Berks County Drug Treatment Court Program. This experience was critical in his development as an attorney as he identified people involved in the criminal justice system due to addiction and mental health issues and he worked with other Judges, defense attorneys, probation officers, and treatment professionals to hold offenders accountable for crimes while also providing them with the structure and treatment to break the cycle of addiction.
While working in the court system, Justin met his wife Jessica (née Naugle), a supervisor in the Adult Probation Office. Jessica is also a lifelong Berks County resident who attended the Schuylkill Valley School District and Moravian College. Justin and Jessica were married in 2013, and are the proud parents of Charlotte, age 7, and Gavin, age 4. While proud of their professional accomplishments, Justin and Jessica’s proudest and most important job is that of parents to their children. The Bodor family resides in Oley Township along with their Jack Russell terrier, Henry, and new kitten, Jack.
Justin is committed to service to the community and to the legal system. He is extremely active with Berks County Bar Association, serving as president in 2021. Additionally, he previously served as a board member of the Reading Public Library and on the boards of community organizations such as Berks Connections Pretrial Services and Treatment Access and Services Center (TASC). Additional, he is a member of Berks SOS (Stop Overdoses, Save Lives), where he works with other professionals and community leaders to fight the opioid epidemic here in Berks County. Finally, he is a long-time instructor at the Reading Municipal Police Academy, teaching Berks County’s next generation of law enforcement officers criminal law and the rules of criminal procedure.
Justin’s life journey and courtroom experiences have fostered in him a deep appreciation of doing what is right and fair. His approach has always been to seek justice for all parties, one case at a time, following the facts to seek truth, with no other agenda. He believes in servant leadership and has a deep conviction in the notion that to whom much is given, much will be required. He has spent his career making our community safer and better for all Berks County residents.