Julia graduated from the University of California, Berkeley Law School and holds a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Julia's practice includes a broad range of state and federal environmental laws, including permitting and land use issues as well as a special focus at EGC on Proposition 65 and product stewardship. Julia assisted EGC with the landmark case, EHA v. Sream, Inc., a September 26, 2022 appellate decision in favor of EGC's client, Sream, Inc., holding that only direct exposures are subject to Proposition 65 warnings.
Julia served for over nine years with the U.S. Department of Justice where she was a trial attorney in the Environmental and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). During her service at ENRD she was the recipient of several awards, including the U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award.
In 2017 she founded Mountain Top Law, in Idaho, where she handles various Idaho land use matters, including commenting on permit approvals under the National Environmental Policy Act,
Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and water rights applications.
Julia is active in community service, serving as an elected member of the McCall Idaho City Council. She is licensed to practice in both Idaho and California.