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Julie is an experienced toxic tort trial attorney who drives litigation strategy for major clients.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the toxic tort practice area, Julie has defended manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors, including Fortune 500 companies, in mass and toxic tort litigation, with an emphasis on asbestos litigation and high exposure cases. As national coordinating counsel for a multinational conglomerate corporation, she has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts across the country. Julie also plays an integral role in developing and driving nationwide litigation strategy for the same client.

In addition to her national trial work, Julie serves as local counsel to various clients in the West Virginia and western Pennsylvania area, handling cases from inception through settlement negotiations. She is highly experienced at representing defendants in notoriously difficult jurisdictions.

Julie is known for her effective communication style: she has a gift for explaining detailed scientific and legal matters in a way that jurors can readily understand, and she easily builds trust in the courtroom. She places a high priority on developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of the science and medicine behind clients’ cases, making her a better advocate and a more effective strategist. Clients also appreciate Julie’s ability, honed through decades of experience, to consider both the intricate details and the broader picture of each case. She instinctively understands how each piece of litigation fits in with a nationwide strategy. 

Most of all, though, Julie has a strong reputation for caring deeply about clients. No client is ever just a number to her, and she aims to build lasting relationships over many years, investing deeply in clients’ success.




  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, AV Preeminent


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A., American University


  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

Julie is associated with the Washington, DC office for telephone and mail purposes only. She is not admitted to practice in District of Columbia.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

*Julie works remotely and is licensed in Pennsylvania, practicing in Pittsburgh, PA. Contact Julie via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use the Washington, DC office address for mail/deliveries only.
  • Tried high exposure asbestos cases to verdict in state and federal courts.
  • Defended manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors in mass and toxic tort litigation.
  • Represented multinational conglomerate corporation in litigation nationwide.
  • Successfully overturned verdicts on appeal.
Outside the Office

Julie and her husband are travelers and foodies who especially enjoy checking out new restaurants on vacation. Their favorite destinations at present are anywhere with a beach, and they name sushi as their favorite dish.

Community Leadership

Julie supports three organizations that align with her main passions: the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Animal Friends, and the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh.