Julie is an Attorney who obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL). She also has a Master’s Degree from Florida State University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Julie and her husband have two sons and a rescue dog. Julie has always wanted to help others, especially vulnerable people such as children, the handicapped, and seniors. Julie has a brother with special needs. In addition, her family provided respite care in their home for young people with disabilities.
While in undergraduate school, she interned with a chaplain of Hospice. After she graduated, she lived and worked in a concept home that was established to allow young adults with physical disabilities to live semi-independently while receiving the physical assistance they needed in a group home type of setting. The focus of her Master’s degree in Urban Planning was on planning for aging populations and planning for developing areas. During her years at home, Julie was a volunteer in the Montgomery County Juvenile Court CASA program, serving as an advocate for abused or neglected children.
Her passion for helping others continued in law school where she volunteered to serve breakfast to the homeless and to assist a local co-op group with their campaign to encourage government support for cooperative worker efforts. Academically, Julie elected to take capstone classes in both social justice and elder law. Little did she know that her elder law capstone would be taught by Attorney Nancy Roberson and would give her the privilege of being instructed for a whole semester by Nancy in all that is involved in estate planning and elder law. She then interned at Roberson Law and knew she had found the right niche.
During her time in law school, Julie was on the Law Review. Julie’s Comment on the opioid crisis was published in the UD Law Review and was selected for the Cohen Award for writing and for the Graduate Student Showcase Outstanding JD Scholarship Award. Julie was also a member of second class of the new Leadership Honors Program at UDSL.
Julie continues to volunteer and participate in her church, teaching classes and serving as a lay leader in worship.