Julie represents physicians, residents, hospitals, nurses and other medical providers when faced with a professional negligence claim. She also provides representation to medical professionals during investigations by professional associations and boards, and to attorneys facing legal malpractice claims.

Before focusing her practice in professional negligence defense, Julia represented several local and national railroads in litigation matters, and has also represented businesses and individuals in defending claims involving serious injury and wrongful death throughout Northwest Ohio. During her career, Julie has assisted clients in analyzing and evaluating risk, not only for the defense of cases but also for future programs, policies and procedures.

  • Practice Areas  

  • Education  

    The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984

    University of Dayton, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981

  • Bar Admissions  


    United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

    United States Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit

  • Community Involvement  

    Fallen Timbers Battlefield Park Board of Commissioners (2013-present)

    • President (2016-present)
    • Executive Committee – Secretary (2013-present)

    Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Board of Commissioners

    Fort Fest Historical Events Chairman/Bicentennial (2011-2016)

    Fort Jennings Historical Society (2012-present)

    Ohio Historical Society (2013-present)

    Girl Scouts of Western Ohio (1995-present)

    • Leader (1995-2012)
    • Little Turtle Services Unit Director (2006-2008)
    • Program Chair (2008-2009)
    • Gold Award Advisor (2009-2012)
  • Professional Associations  

    Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys

    • President (2016-present)
    • Vice President (2013-2015)
    • Board Member (2007-2013)
    • Annual Chair and Speaker, OSHRM/SOHA Winter Litigation Conferences (2010 to present)

    Toledo Bar Association

    • Board Member (1998-2005)
    • Executive Committee - Secretary (1998-2002)
    • Chair of Professionalism Committee and Certified Grievance Committee

    Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

    Defense Research Institute

    Ohio State Bar Association

  • Accomplishments  

    Toledo Bar Association Trustees Award for Professionalism

    Martindale Hubbell – 2014 Top Rated Lawyers in Medical Malpractice Law

    Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law – Civil and Medical Malpractice Litigation Defense, Toledo Business Journal (2011, 2012, 2013)

  • News  

Professional Negligence

  • Julia has successfully defended medical and legal professionals in malpractice cases throughout Northwest Ohio. She has been successful lead trial counsel on numerous cases in multiple counties in Northwest Ohio, even while prioritizing successful conclusions to cases without payment short of trial whenever possible.

Serious Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

  • Julia’s experience in defending railroad FELA cases and professional negligence cases has made her particularly knowledgeable in trial preparation and strategy for the catastrophic injury/wrongful death case.  Her defense experience includes the successful conclusion of a serious class-action medical negligence case, and defense verdicts in multiple trials both in the professional negligence and Federal Employers’ Liability Act Venues.

Contact Julie

Office Toledo, Ohio  Email jwiley@rcolaw.com
P 419-418-6919
Assistant Lynne Haney  Email lhaney@rcolaw.com
P 419-418-6466
  • Get to know Julie 

    I have always had many varied interests, beginning in college where I double-majored in History and English, and double-minored in Philosophy and Accounting because I “just couldn’t decide.” My love of research and analysis have served me well in history-related projects over the years, from researching family history, to Monclova, Ohio’s history, and most recently, the War of 1812 and The Battle of Fallen Timbers.  I am  directly involved with The Ohio State University’s Forensic Anthropology Team searching for the original location of Fort Jennings, a War of 1812 fort, and have authored three coloring and activity books for children for War of 1812 historical sites – Fort Jennings, Fort Meigs and The Battle of Lake Erie. 

    I have been very involved in Girl Scouts as a girl and a leader, and I still enjoy planning programs and camps for scouts. I also express my creative side as a kiln-formed glass artist as well as playing and performing music.


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