Julie is an attorney in Seattle, Washington with over fifteen years of experience litigating civil, administrative and criminal matters at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels. Her areas of expertise include trust and estate planning, administration, contested guardianships, fiduciary representation, and contract and civil litigation.
A native of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Julie earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of an NCAA National Championship swim team. Formally listed among the top ten in the World Swim Rankings, Julie was also a member of the United States Swimming National Team. She was an individual Southwest Conference champion as a freshman, a four-time NCAA All-American, and competed in the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials.
After completing her undergraduate work, Julie attended Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. During her law school career, Julie completed internships in the legal department of IMG headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and at the Women’s Sports Foundation in New York in sports advocacy. Additionally, Julie served as a legal intern to The Ohio State University athletic compliance office assisting in NCAA compliance education and monitoring.
In 2009, Julie joined the Seattle law firm of Reed Longyear, PLLC and earned partnership status after three years of practice at the firm. After expanding her legal experience at the firm for nine years, she started her own law practice. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Washington in addition to being an active member of the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association. Julie began her involvement with The Drake Group as a member of the working committee (and has assisted in policy lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C.).
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