• Illinois
• US District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois

• Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, 2014
• University of Michigan, BA, 2011

Julie joined Kennedys’ Chicago office as an Associate in September 2020. Julie’s practice primarily involves advising insurers on complex insurance coverage matters arising from professional liability, general liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, cyber liability, and excess liability policies. Julie advises her clients on a wide-variety of claims, including those involving construction and design defects, mass torts, sexual abuse, data breach, environmental matters, asbestos, and products liability. She also represents her clients in coverage litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States and defends her clients against bad faith claims.

Julie received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she served as a Student Articles Editor for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. After law school, Julie served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Peter Flynn (Ret.) in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Prior to joining Kennedys, Julie worked as an insurance coverage associate at a law firm in Chicago.

Julie is a co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Insurance Law Committee. She is also involved in the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation – a non-profit that helps communities by uniting the insurance industry and providing grants and volunteer service – where she serves on the Associate Board and co-chairs the volunteer committee.

Presentations and Publications

  • “Why Settle for Less? A Discussion of Insurance Considerations Pertinent To Settlement Decisions,” presented at the Chicago Bar Association’s Insurance Law Committee Seminar (February 2020)
  • Co-Author, “Where Do We Draw the Line? Liability Coverage for Economic Losses” published for In-House Defense Quarterly (Spring 2019)