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"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to  look fear in the face." - Eleanor Roosevelt

   I caught the bug to practice law while working as a litigation paralegal with a major law firm after college.  Following law school (and with no prior military background), I embarked on a journey as an active duty Army JAG attorney.  Throughout my eight years as a "soldier-lawyer," I got my feet wet (literally and figuratively), gained lots of good court room experience (prosecuting and later defending soldiers at courts-martial), and also repeatedly pushed myself out of my comfort zone.  Perhaps the most exhilirating and scary part of my job was the opportunity to regularly jump out of perfectly good airplanes.

   Sharing about my early legal career is just my way of illustrating that over and over again, Eleanor Roosevelt's words have proven prophetic ... across all aspects of my life.  The same is very often true for my clients and I'd welcome the chance to help guide them through the challenges (and fears) that bring them to me and my office. 




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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 70%
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
  4. Slip and Fall: 5%
  5. Brain Injury: 5%



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  • Kristy Belle Guy Zinna

    I endorse this lawyer. I am a former employee of Julie Luhrsen and even though I no longer work for her today, I cannot recommend her enough. Julie is one of the most conscientious attorneys I know. She works very hard and is a tireless advocate for her clients. She is the epitome of professionalism and patience. I strongly recommend her for your legal needs!


    Kristy Zinna Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Patrick Gerard Songy

    I worked for Julie for three and a half years before relocating to Washington. Julie is a hard-working, compassionate, and extremely talented attorney. She puts her all into any project she takes on, and you would be exceptionally well-served to retain her services for your legal needs!


    Patrick Songy Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Barak & Goldberg

7305 Merchant Ct
Lakewood Ranch, FL, 34240

Luhrsen Law Group

7421 Delainey Ct
Sarasota, FL, 34240



FLMember in Good Standing199901/11/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law198909/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2012
Legal Assistance Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Barak & Goldberg2015 - Present
AttorneyLuhrsen Law Group2007 - Present
AttorneyJodat Law Group1999 - 2001
MajorU.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps1991 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association for Women LawyersMember2011 - Present
Out-of-Door Academy Board of TrusteesTrustee2010 - Present
Forty Carrrots Family Center Board of TrusteesPast Chair2006 - 2013
Florida Justice AssociationMember1999 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor1989
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984