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Julie T Oliver-Zhang

Personal injury Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Julie Teresa Oliver-Zhang

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
    Maryland - MD 14 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ms. Oliver-Zhang is the Managing Partner and founder of Oliver-Zhang Law. Oliver-Zhang Law was built upon the drive to remedy injustice and help those in need. This is the mission of our legal team.  From personal injury to immigration, listening to what is important to our clients is critical for achieving success and giving trusted advice.  We actively share our legal knowledge with our clients to empower them about their own case as we fight for their best interest.  Ms. Oliver-Zhang’s compassionate approach to injured victims and their families puts the practice of law in the human context.

 

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Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
2020

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful!
Julie's team was very helpful through every step of the process and provided guidance whenever there was an update in the case. the team was very kind in offering their time to answer questions tirelessly.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration Law Review
My wife and I strongly recommend the immigration law representation provided by the law firm of Oliver-Zhang Law. In particular, we are most grateful to Julie Oliver-Zhang and to her young associate Annjelica Slate. Brief history – my (now) wife had travelled from China to the States almost 5 years ago to visit her best friend whom she know from childhood in China. Her tourist visa soon expired. She wanted to stay in the U.S. Shortly thereafter, I met her and I fell in love with her. I wanted to marry her. And I wanted har to feel secure that she could remain in the U.S. I was familiar with Julie Oliver-Zhang as she is known by her lawyer peers as among the finest Immigration lawyers, as well as personal injury lawyers in Washington DC. Atty Julie Oliver-Zhang is a member in good standing and past governor of the DC Trial Lawyers Association, she has a prefect A-plus rating with Martindale Hubbell and an AVVO rating of 10 which is the highest rating for any lawyer. Clearly she is well respected by her fellow lawyers in Washington DC. I was delighted that she agreed to take on our case - with a mission to obtain a Green Card for my soon to be wife. Upon my first conversation with Julie, I was confident that we were in good hands. Her retainer agreement was reasonable. The staff at Oliver-Zhang law (Annjelica, Marcie, Rachel) were all up to date on the progress of our case, including but not limited issues such as asylum, my wife’s previous marriage in China which needed to dissolved (not an easy task to accomplish here in the U.S.). Our questions were always answered knowledgeably, with sound advice, on a timely basis. The Oliver-Zhang firm was well prepared to file the seemingly endless volume of forms with the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS). Julie and her firm guided us to provide detailed family histories requited by the USCIS, and proof of our own wedding (following my wife’s Chinese divorce). The firm advised us about the medical history that USCIS must know about each of us, as well as the needed immunization vaccines that USCIS demands. I write this strong letter of recommendation of Oliver-Zhang law following the receipt of a Green Card for my wife! Now that my wife has her much valued Green Card she is a proud permanent resident of the United States. MA and XD
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2023
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You’ve found the right law team!
It has been a great pleasure for my husband and I working with the Oliver-Zhang Law team. Julie and her team’s level of professionalism with always keeping us updated and informed on any changes through my husband’s immigration process have been phenomenal! My husband is from the Dominican Republic and stayed in the US until his visa expired. Thankfully and somehow my mother found her law firm and referred us to them and our consultation left lasting impressions on us. We found it very accommodating that Julie has bilingual staff which helps people of diverse backgrounds to get their process started. My husband received his residency approximately 3 months after filing the paper work and we even got our interview waived. We believe due to Julie and her team being very thorough with requesting we provide very specific information, covered all basis for us and sped up the process. I highly recommend Oliver-Zhang Law to anyone looking to start their immigration process! Thank you again Julie, Annjelika, and Marcela and anyone else on the team we may not know of who contributed all of your hardwork to the start of my husband and I being given the opportunity to have a better life together!
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Posted by Sofia | December 4, 2023
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Best Experience!
Everyone has heard horror stories about how stressful the process of obtaining a marriage green card can be, but the team at Oliver-Zhang Law (especially Julie, Rachel and Annjelika) made it as painless as possible. They could not have been more helpful, courteous or friendly, no matter how many questions we raised throughout the journey. We felt like they were always in control, always had our back, and made sure we knew exactly where we were from start to finish. We can't thank them enough and will absolutely be recommending them to anyone we meet in a similar situation!
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Posted by Su | November 30, 2022
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Best Attorney Ever
I’m writing to thank Ms. Oliver Zhang and her entire law firm for all of her hard work throughout our case. Thank her for helping us through this tough time. Thank her from the deepest recesses of my heart for all she has done for us. We are extremely grateful for all of her help, support, kindness and bearing with us through everything. After the car accident, it was stressful, we were so lost and confused. She stepped up to the plate in more ways than one. She always kept us informed about the status and very prompt in clearing our doubts and answering our questions. Our case is tough and complicated, she spent a lot of time and effort even weekends on gathering evidence, going through details and preparing the paperwork. Everyone at her law firm was kind and patient. We could’ve never asked for a better attorney. Her legal services meant so much to us. It was her that revived our spirits. We feel like we can finally start a new chapter after 3 years. Words are not enough to express our gratitude towards her support and help. We will definitely recommend Oliver-Zhang Law to everyone in need.
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Posted by Liz | August 17, 2022
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Our Journey with Julie
Julie Oliver-Zhang and Marcella, Annjelika, Rachel and their entire excellent team, went way beyond providing us with their legal expertise in our experience of our journey of marriage as a same sex couple and L becoming a permanent resident of the USA from Canada. Julie became more than our lawyer, she made us feel that she was a true friend we could turn to at any step of the process. Their guidance, support and true compassion in assisting us to create our new chapter of life was impeccable and heart felt. They patiently and thoroughly explained every step of the process, answering all of our questions, sometimes more than once! with the utmost respect and reassurance. We felt safe and as worry free as possible in what can be a very stressful experience. We absolutely, without a doubt recommend Julie and her team to whomever is in need of legal help. We are deeply grateful to Julie and her wonderful team. L and G
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2022
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Highly recommended
I found Julie and Rachel from various law firms on Google to help me apply for a marriage green card. First of all, I want to say that Julie and Rachel are definitely the most professional and trustworthy lawyers around DC. If anyone comes from New York like me and needs lawyers who speak Mandarin to help with immigration matters, trust me, they are the best. Very attentive to detail, and very patient in answer all kinds of questions, big or small. Unlike other lawyers who get impatient, their attitude from beginning to end is superb. Since I had a political asylum case previously, and I moved from New York to Virginia, I had a lot of thing that I didn’t understand and worried about, and I always have a lot of questions. But every time after I communicate with them, I had more confidence in my own case. With the backlog of a large number of cases during the pandemic, I think it was already really fast. I have introduced Julie and Rachel to friends. Their services well exceed their fees and are strongly recommended!
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Posted by Davi SC | June 19, 2022
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THE BEST ATTORNEY
Not only do I recommend Attorney Juile Oliver-Zhang, but I guarantee that once you have used her services, you will not be looking any further either. Her response was very prompt and she is a very knowledgeable, compassionate, and trustworthy person. Her professionalism is amazing. She is an excellent attorney and I couldn't be happier I would never go anywhere else.
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Posted by Ai Huang | October 18, 2020
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Thank you!
We cannot thank you enough for helping me to get my green card back. These past two years were a real challenge to me as a mother due to my daughter's illnesses, but you guided us along the way with the paperwork we need, steps to take next, required documents to prepare, with patience and sincerity. We really appreciate all of your help, professionally and personally.
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Posted by Meng | April 2, 2020
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Best Lawyer and No.1 Law Firm
To say that I’m thankful and grateful for Julie Oliver-Zhang’s services would be an understatement. After speaking to two other attorneys who weren’t willing to take on my “slip and fall” claim, Julie didn’t hesitate to represent me. The case took two years to get through and she never once wavered in her attention to detail, professionalism, or compassion for what I was going through. Julie is a tireless advocate for her clients, always putting their interests first, which made it so easy to trust her. With her guidance, persistence, and expertise she was able to win my case. If you’re looking for a full-service attorney, Julie Oliver-Zhang and her team are second to none.
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Posted by Michael | March 4, 2020
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Wonderful Team and a Pleasure to Work With!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Oliver-Zhang Law team for my wife’s application for adjustment of status (from travel visa to permanent resident). At the start, we were simply seeking consultation about our options, but we immediately felt comfortable with them. Throughout the process, we had numerous phone conversations with Rachel as they helped figure out a strategy for us, and we were in contact with several members of their team at different points. We greatly appreciated their availability and how patiently they listened to our story and the special considerations we had. Moreover, they were very flexible and cooperative with us in devising an approach that we were comfortable with. The Oliver-Zhang Law team thoroughly prepared us for every step of the process. Prior to submitting our application, they helped us gather a wide range of supporting evidence. They also helped us organize and select evidence to include with our submission, and prepared a briefing that detailed our background and grounds for admissibility as well as outlined all of our supporting evidence. On top of that, they prepared multiple briefings to address to the special considerations we faced. Post submission, they stayed in contact with us anytime they received case notifications, helped us gather post-submission evidence, and continued to answer our questions. Once our interview was set, Julie led us through a comprehensive mock interview, and the team continued to write supporting documents and answer questions, even on the day of our interview. Our interview was a success, and my wife’s application was quickly approved thereafter. Overall, my wife and I confidently recommend Julie and her entire team to anyone looking for knowledgeable, experienced, prepared, and successful attorneys who are always available, willing to listen, and easy to work with.
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Posted by jenny | February 25, 2020
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Great Law Firm
After my son was hit by an Uber driver while we were visiting Washington, D.C. from New York City, it was daunting task to find a lawyer far away from home. Fortunately, a friend who practices negligence law in NYC researched the Washington bar on my behalf and learned about the extraordinary practice of Julie Oliver-Zhang, Esquire. As a Chinese immigrant not comfortable in English (yes, this comment is written with the assistance of Google translate!), I needed an attorney who could communicate with me in Mandarin. Ms. Oliver-Zhang and her dedicated colleagues explained every aspect of my case to me with the greatest patience. They advised me over many years and were vigilant in standing up to Uber and the insurance company. The result was an outstanding settlement for my son who has suffered greatly and deserved the best legal representation. Thank you to Ms. Zhang and her extraordinary colleagues — Rachel, Amanda, & Kelly. You give a great name to the legal profession. Needless to say, I recommend them with boundless enthusiasm to anyone who wants the finest representation.
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Posted by S.S from MD | February 5, 2020
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Big Success in My Medical Negligence Case
I was seriously injured in a horrible medical negligence case. Friends recommended a couple lawyers. As I reside in MD, one of the few states that has laws protecting big business establishments, the couple lawyers did not give me much hope to get justice. Luckily, I got in contact with Julie. She is so different. She listened to my ordeal with compassion. She believed in me. She gave me hope that justice would be done. It turned out my case is a very tough one. I was against a powerful and deep pocket establishment that has the resources to drag the case out to 6 years long. During this lengthy and time-consuming process, Julie and her team never give up on me. Their patience, compassion, professionalism, and legal knowledge are all number one. Julie is amazing. I feel that she was always on top of my case, gave me updates and progress throughout the years, gave me encouragement and hope that justice would be done. If you have a tough case and want justice, I will not recommend anyone else but Julie Oliver-Zhang.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2019
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Literally the Best!
Dealing with any lawyer can be such a daunting task, and as a single father trying to finalize my divorce and custody agreement, it was safe to say that my expectations were measured at best. Julie and her team did a tremendous job in making me feel valued and took the time to get to know me as a person prior to even making a decision on taking my case. Her expertise in family law made me feel reassured and the open lines of communication gave me a sense of relief knowing that I could reach out and ask her legal counsel on any circumstance that arose during the process. Being with my son is the most important thing to me, and I wouldn't have been able to do that without the help of Julie and her team. I would highly recommend her firm to anyone in need of family & immigration law services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2019
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Change of Status after 21 years in this country
Before I called the Law Office of Julie Oliver-Zhang, two law advisors told me that my case was too hard and risky; A couple of great friends from church highly recommended Julie’s services and since the first call was free, I figured, Why not? It was the best decision I could take! She asked me to send her an email with the details of my case, next day she followed up with the free call and she told me that she could help me, she was very upfront with the total price and explained the process from the beginning. My husband and I could tell Julie and her team really knew what they were doing, Marcela, Racheal and Julie where always very cordial and professional. I was impressed when I saw a big binder with all our pictures and information and the narrative of how our story began until the present time, how they took the time to practice before the interview and how Julie was right there with us while we were being interviewed. I have been recommending the Law Office of Julie Oliver-Zhang to my friends and I will always be thankful for all their help. D.F. from Mexico 2019
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Posted by Naseem Simon | March 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny!
The Law Office of Julie Oliver-Zhang provide the highest level of professionalism and support. They were readily available to answer any questions and assist at all hours of the day. I am beyond grateful with how Ms. Julie and her team handle my case from start to finish. I highly recommend them.
Posted by haining zhang | September 19, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
迄今为止遇到过最有使命感的律师
詹律师以及其团队的人都非常好,认真负责的态度,以及严谨的做事方式让我敬佩,普通话标准流利,沟通交流十分顺利,推荐在DC的华人有法律问题,可以联系她。
Posted by A.L from India | February 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal support
My partner and I wanted to seek the support of a law firm for our green card application because we wanted reliable guidance on filing as a same-sex couple without fear that our application would run into any procedural roadblocks. Julie, Amanda and their colleagues at Oliver Zhang-Law were excellent to work with because of the very clear and transparent process they followed (including what fees were involved), the systematic communication, correspondence and checklists they used to track actions and progress, and the empathy they displayed in understanding our circumstance, concerns and challenges at each stage. I particularly appreciated the fact that we could email them with questions on specific issues like whether I could travel internationally for work or not during the course of the application, or whether we could go ahead with our move from one state to another while our application was being reviewed, to which they offered specific and reliable advice on the set of options and trade-offs we were facing, which allowed us to make informed choices. I trust the way they handled our personal information and records. I highly recommend their professional and truly outstanding services to anyone in need of legal counsel – they had our best interests in mind at every step.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
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It was the best decision of my life.
Julie came highly recommended to me from a friend who works with domestic violence issues and security in the workplace. I am so happy I followed that lead. I came to Julie with a complicated and urgent situation involving domestic violence, sexual assault, and marriage fraud. I was a victim facing terrifying allegations that I was the aggressor and abuser. I'm a U.S. citizen and a sponsor for my husband who holds conditional permanent residency. I'd suspected he was leading a double life with another wife back home. I wanted a separation and he refused. Julie took great care listening to my story and finding the truth in it. After our first meeting, I trusted her completely. She was compassionate and treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism. Her staff was also amazing in the way they welcomed and supported me. We only had a short time to prepare before our court appearance scheduled the following Monday morning. Julie worked tirelessly all week and weekend long up to the very last hour which was around 11:00 pm Sunday night. She successfully negotiated at that late hour giving me exactly what I wanted - a voluntary separation and property settlement agreement on the house. I am grateful that I did not have to go before a judge and put my horrible domestic life on public display. However, I'm convinced that had we gone before the judge that we would have won. Julie is spectacular and if I were ever to have legal problems related to domestic violence or immigration, I would turn to her in a heartbeat. - H.M. Washington Metropolitan Area
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Posted by Samuel | November 23, 2015
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Amazing Lawyer
Julie was amazing through our immigration process. She was professional, caring and very thorough. She helped us through every step of the way, answering every single question and concern we had. She knew exactly what she was doing and made it easy for us to understand the process and get everything done. I would definitely recommend Julie.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Partner
  • Oliver-Zhang Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Howrey LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Aaron M. Levine & Associates
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Arnold & Porter, LLP
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fecho, et al. v. Eli Lilly & Co., et al.

Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • N/A
  • National Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project
  • Host
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Ms. Oliver Zhang on a matter few years ago. Her dedication to her client's interests and expertise of the law, particularly procedural aspects, are second to none. I still speak with Ms. Oliver Zhang to gain her insight on my own cases. I endorse her and recommend her as excellent legal practitioner."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a smart, talented lawyer who always puts her client's best interests first."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Oliver-Zhang is a professional, extremely knowledgeable and compassionate attorney whom I have had the pleasure of collaborating with on a complex matter. Her thoughtfulness and care for her clients is unparalleled. I fully endorse this attorney and plan to continue working with her on future cases."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Other
"Julie is the best. She is a rare and extremely special lawyer. I found her by searching Super Lawyers in DC, but Super Lawyer is an understatement when it comes to this wonderful woman. Julie is a modern day saint. She is absolutely brilliant, strategic, thorough, and brings a human element to her practice that is unheard of. Within a few moments of speaking with her, I immediately knew I was dealing with someone who was cut from a different cloth. She was never crass and showed nothing but care and concern for my case. She went above and beyond the call of duty. Her only concern was for my well-being. Despite her angelic character, she is fierce, competent, amazing and possesses supreme knowledge of the law. Notwithstanding her busy schedule, she contacted and advised me on a regular basis all before she was even retained. She never once tried to solicit my business. The law is a noble profession and she is model for all lawyers. I only wish the world had more people like Julie. 10+"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Julie is a brilliant attorney, who devotes herself wholeheartedly to her clients. As an advocate, she embodies the ideal of this profession with her genuine compassion, unwavering dedication, and fierce representation on behalf of all clients. Having worked with Julie for several years, I have seen how these traits, combined with her legal skill, intelligence and experience, consistently result in extraordinarily positive case outcomes. I endorse Julie without reservation, and recommend her to any person seeking excellent legal counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Julie on several federal cases. She is a passionate, intelligent, and skilled litigator. I happily endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. She is dedicated to her clients and ensuring that they are satisfied."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Julie. She effortlessly balances a friendly demeanor with a practical and determined approach to problem solving."
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Washington Personal injury Lawyer Julie T Oliver-Zhang
Julie T Oliver-Zhang
Personal injury Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 14 years