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"Life is so much more rewarding if you strive for something rather than take what is given to you on a plate." ―Amy Winehouse



Julie is frequently retained by businesses, municipalities, and insurance carriers to defend complex litigation disputes. She represents medical professionals, municipalities, and correctional officers in inadequate-medical-treatment claims and in claims alleging violations of the US Constitution. She routinely represents property owners, contractors, and construction managers in construction-site accident cases and NYS Labor Law suits.

Julie regularly defends attorneys, medical practitioners, and other professionals in professional-liability lawsuits. She works closely with clients throughout all stages of litigation, including responding to discovery demands and drafting dispositive motions, mediation statements, and settlements. Julie has also performed extensive legal research and analytics on issues across multiple jurisdictions. She had appeared before NYS trial and appellate courts.

Bar Associations

  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum

Representative Experience

  • Obtained dismissal on summary judgment of professional malpractice and intentional-tort claims against a university client related to student mental health services.
  • Successfully defended a university client against claims of negligence and intentional torts in a case involving an alleged traumatic brain injury.
  • Obtained dismissal of inadequate-medical-treatment claims and violations of various US Constitutional provisions on behalf of a municipality.
  • Successfully defended a professional-malpractice action against a real estate attorney.
  • Successfully defended an electric corporation and obtained summary judgment dismissing intentional-tort claims.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in relation to premises-liability action in federal court.
  • Achieved summary judgment awarding client indemnification and payment of attorneys’ fees in wrongful-death action.
  • Represented a bar and restaurant in a wrongful-death claim alleging violations of the Dram Shop Act that resulted in fatal hit-and-run.
  • Represented trustees with regard to litigation issues resulting from the failure of various NYS workers’ compensation self-insured trusts.
  • Represented an electrical corporation with regard to alleged violations of the NYS Labor Law.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a lawsuit by a student alleging 17 causes of medical malpractice and intentional torts against a private university and its health care center.
  • Obtained dismissal on summary judgment of toxic-tort claims by a worker claiming the need for a lung transplant against a property owner. Also successfully recovered attorney's fees from the tenant.
  • Obtained dismissal on summary judgment of negligence and employer liability claims against a university client related to a sports club injury.

Prior Experience

  • Keidel, Weldon & Cunningham, LLP, Associate
  • D.J. & J.A. Cirando Law Office, Law Clerk
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York to Senior US District Judge Frederick Scullin, Intern
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to Judge Rosemary Pooler, Intern
  • US Senate to Charles Schumer, Intern

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law, 2022
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Personal Injury General: Defense, 2019–2022

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