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.
The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984
University of Dayton, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Park Board of Commissioners (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)
Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys
Toledo Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
Ohio State Bar Association
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)
Serious Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
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.