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  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York and Western District of Michigan
  • Pro hac vice admissions, California and Pennsylvania

B.A., summa cum laude, Canisius College

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame

Julia focuses her practice on trial work and complex litigation. For example, she recently secured summary judgment on behalf of a Fortune 1000 company after it was sued by numerous local residents alleging that toxic exposure to the company's operations caused personal injury and property damage claims. She also frequently handles appeals and recently successfully argued an issue of first impression to New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals. In addition, Julia advises international clients on product liability and insurance issues for manufacturers and distributors wishing to enter the U.S. market.

Julia’s past experiences include an internship at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York as well as employment at Housing Opportunities Made Equal, an organization dedicated to the enforcement of federal and state laws prohibiting housing discrimination. Julia was also previously awarded a two-year research fellowship with the Department of Human Resources for the City of Buffalo, where she assisted in disciplinary hearings, general grievances, and contract negotiations.


  • Listed, Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York, 2013 and 2014
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013 - 2016
  • Buffalo Business First's Who's Who in Law 2012
  • Former symposium editor, Notre Dame Law Review
  • Member, Notre Dame trial team
  • Moot-Court First Speaker Award
  • Full fellowship recipient, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity
  • Canisius Raichle Scholar
  • Canisius Dillon Scholar
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society
  • Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society



Social Media

Julia contributes to Hodgson Russ’s Employers’ Advisor blog. Her blog entries include:

Professional Associations

Julia is a member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a graduate of the organization's intensive training program. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and Bar Association of Erie County.

Community & Pro Bono

Julia is a member of the ECMC Lifeline Foundation, Inc. board of directors, co-chair of the Notre Dame Attorney Alumni Group for Western New York, co-captain of Hodgson Russ's annual Ride for Roswell team, and a member of Canisius College's Pre-Law Advisory Council. She also served on the committees for the 2013 and 2014 Roswell Park Cancer Institute All Star Galas. She is a former board member of the National Kidney Foundation of Western New York and is a member of the Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence. She also serves as a member the Canisius Career Connections Program and is involved in local recruiting efforts for the University of Notre Dame Law School.