Julie is an effective and experienced trial attorney who focuses her practice on commercial transactions and business litigation matters. She regularly represents clients in shareholder disputes, real property matters, and M&A-related claims involving private equity and venture-backed companies. Julie also has experience in prosecuting and defending commercial mortgage foreclosures, commercial collection actions, and litigation involving sales, negotiable instruments, banking, and secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code.

Julie is familiar with and has handled all aspects of pre-trial and post-trial litigation. She has extensive first chair jury trial experience and routinely represents clients in arbitration proceedings.

Julie graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in political science and psychology. She received her J.D. from the Cleveland State University College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a member of the Women in Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. She is honored as a 2011 – 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star in the category of Business Litigation. Since 2020, she has been named to Ohio Super Lawyers for Business Litigation.

Julie was selected for the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s exclusive LEAD (Link. Engage. Advocate. Develop.) Program which develops emerging leaders who have an interest in economic development, and engaging in work that impacts the region. She is honored as a member of the 2018 Class of Crain’s Cleveland Business “Forty Under 40.”


  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2020 – present)

  • Honoree, “Forty Under 40” by Crain’s Cleveland Business (2018)

  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2011 – 2016)

All Service Areas


  • Cleveland State University College of Law (2006)
  • Northwestern University (2003)


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

    Participant, Ladder Down Cleveland Program, Class of 2024

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    Vice Chair, Judicial Ratings Committee
    Member, Women in Law Section

  • Cleveland State University College of Law

    Member, Board of Visitors
    Co-Chair, Advancement Committee

  • Greater Cleveland Partnership LEAD Program

    Member, Class of 2018

Community Involvement

  • The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland

    Chair, Board of Directors
    Former Chair, Governance Committee (2018 – 2023)

  • Junior Achievement of Cleveland


  • St. John Vianney Parish

    Religion Teacher