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Julia E. Mikolajczak


Julia is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation Practice.  She represents companies and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants on various matters including product liability, complex tort, employment discrimination, trade secrets, and contract disputes and litigation.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Julia served as a summer law clerk with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, where she worked on criminal, civil, and appellate cases.  She also served as a student attorney for several Cornell Law School clinics, where she represented clients in a wide array of immigration, child advocacy, and gender justice matters.


University of Maryland, B.A., summa cum laude

Cornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude


  • New York


Order of the Coif

Charles Evans Hughes Scholar, Cornell Law School 

CALI Award for Excellence in: Contracts (2019); Lawyering (2020); Federal Appellate Practice (2021); Advanced Gender Justice Clinic (2022)

Frank Wagner Prize for Best Article, LII Supreme Court Bulletin, 2021

University Medal Finalist, University of Maryland, 2019


Volunteer Attorney, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project Immigration Program


Bar Association of Erie County

Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter

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