Julia is a product liability litigator with a demonstrated history of working in the health law industry. She has significant experience representing clients in complex civil litigation focusing on medical professional negligence defense and health care law.
Julia has defended corporations, hospitals, physicians’ practices, employment groups, physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care providers against allegations of negligence. Julia has prepared defense strategies for claims in all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation and pleadings through trials and appeals. She second-chaired a seven-day medical malpractice trial—that resulted in a defense verdict for her clients—and was the lead attorney in a medical malpractice claim in magistrate court, where she also obtained a defense verdict. Julia also successfully defended doctors in federal court accused of deliberate indifference in civil rights cases brought by prison inmates.
Julia’s appellate work has taken place in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Julia earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was the managing editor of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law and was recognized for her work with the Case Global Service Award. During law school, Julia also worked at the Milton A. Kramer Health Law Clinic, helping to establish a medical-legal partnership with the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, a pediatric acute care center affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Julia also completed a post-graduate fellowship with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Health Law Clinic. She participated in their medical-legal partnership with the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, collaborating with doctors, nurses and various health care practitioners to address the underlying causes of health-harming conditions.
Julia draws on her experiences working within the medical industry in a legal capacity to provide invaluable insights to clients with medical product liability issues.
Seeking Justice: After a Rural Kentucky Lawyer Wages a Massive Disabilities Scam, Law School Professor Laura McNally-Levine and Her Students Stepped Up to Help Some of His Former Clients, Think Magazine, Spring 2018.