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I attended Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad School of Law.  While in law school, I was the executive editor of the Law Review and a member of the moot court and I graduated magna cum laude in 2004.  Since my second year in law school, I have practiced bankruptcy law and commercial litigation. 


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 30%
    10 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 30%
    10 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    10 years
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 15%
    10 years



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  • Katherine Jay

    Mrs. Hough is a smart and energetic attorney. She is widely liked and respected in the South Florida legal community for her leadership and fierce dedication to her clients.


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  • Scott D. Smiley

    I am a local attorney and have known Julie for over 10 years. I just referred yet another client to her and thought I would take a second to explain why. Julie has impressed me since the first time I saw her perform in law school. Over the years I have learned that she is more than just a great attorney; she is a consummate professional and heck of a nice person. Because she focuses in bankruptcy, I hope I never need her personally, but she would be the one I would call. You owe it to yourself to sit down with her before you hire anyone else.


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Contact info

Hough Law Group, P.A.

11352 W. State Rd. 84 #70
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33325


FLMember in Good Standing200409/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bankruptcy AttorneySuper Lawyers2015
Bankruptcy AttorneySuper Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Bankruptcy Attorney Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Bankruptcy Attorney, Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
First Place Winner Feinrider Moot Court CompetitionNova Southeastern University2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHough Law Group, P.A.2009 - Present
AttorneyKozyak Tropin Throckmorton2008 - 2009
AttorneyLaw Office of Patrick Scott2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Broward County Bar Association Bankruptcy SectionPast Chair2010 - Present
Broward County Women's Lawyer's AssociationPast President and Board Member2008 - Present
Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of FloridaMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chapter 7N/A
Chapter 11N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalBare Legal Title or Property of the Estate?2012
Bankruptcy bar Association for the Southern District of FloridaProblem for BBA published in retreat materials - a case study2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Raising the Bar seminarThe Wonderful World of Bankruptcy2013
Broward Bar AssociationThe Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy2012
BankruptcyBankruptcy Implications on Other Practice Areas2011
Broward County Bar Association, Bench and Bar SectionFraudulent Transfers2010