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Julia C. Westley

Criminal defense Attorney at Madison, WI

4.8   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Julia

Learn Julia’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    48%
    Drugs, domestic violence, firearms, and everything in between

    9 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    48%
    OWI offenses from 1st on up

    9 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    4%

    9 years

Remember, you are only guilty if you are convicted. Have questions about your criminal case? Call our team today!

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Location

Grieve Law LLC
5610 Medical Circle
Suite 26
Madison, WI, 53719

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing and trustworthy
Attorney Westley is, by far, one of the best lawyers I know of. She was approachable, honest and utterly committed to solve my case. Her professional knowledge, practical efficiency, and compassion for her clients is incredible. I can only say good things about her!
Posted by Shawn | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I had the unfortunate need to use Julia's services but had great results. She was hard working, thorough and prepared at every step. I would recommend her 100%.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough and Honest
Julia is an honest, intelligent young woman who delivers what she promises. I trust her opinion and would not hesitate to contact her again.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trustworthy and Hardworking
Julia is a hardworking and dedicated attorney. Her knowledge, trustworthiness, and work ethic makes her the first one I will go to for any legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A trustworthy person
I have known Attorney Westley for an extended period of time and have always found her to be of the upmost standing. She is wonderful at listening to a scenario and considering all possible standpoints in an effort to give you the best advice moving forward. Attorney Westley is an attorney I would trust because she is a person I trust.
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Posted by Josh | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney & a Caring Person
I am beyond grateful for the help Julia has given me and my family. Her empathy, professionalism and knowledge gave us a sense of comfort and confidence during a very difficult time. When working with a law firm, it’s important to feel valued and to know that you are really being listened to, and Julia always made time to listen to & understand our concerns. She ensured that we fully understood the process, every step of the way, and that there was never any doubt as to the steps we needed to take. This is incredibly important when you’re already dealing with the inherent stresses of a difficult situation. You hope you’ll never need the services of a good Attorney, but when you do it’s good to know that lawyers like Julia are out there.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely thorough, prompt, and personable
I know Julia and her firm and they do a great job for their clients. Julia is thorough, personable, and able to accurately come up with the best decision moving forward.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brooke
Julia was excellent and helpful during the whole process and exceeded my expectations. I am truly grateful for her work and effort.
Posted by Martha | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
I am very thankful I had Attorney Julia Westley represent me in a case for an OWI charge. Among all the work she did for me, what meant to me the most is she never doubted my word against the arresting officer's. Over the one year the case had been ongoing, she was able to get the charge dropped from a 3rd offense, to a 2nd offense, to the case being dismissed altogether. I am quite certain if I would have worked with a public defender, I would have been encouraged to plea guilty and accept the prosecutor's offer, which was basically agreeing to serve almost the maximum amount of jail time for a 2nd OWI offense. Although the last 10 months have been beyond stressful, without Julia's hard work on my case, her honesty with me, and the thorough explanations she provided to me about my options and the possible resulting outcomes, I can say with almost complete certainty things would have turned out a lot differently; it is amazing what a conclusion can be when you have someone fighting for you from the very start all the way up until the end. I highly recommend Attorney Westley.
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Posted by Esdon | March 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Very prompt and thorough..helped me out alot
Posted by Larry | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Julia Westley is a great attorney!!
I had been recommended by a friend to contact Julia for legal help, in this case it was for a speeding ticket. Anyway Julia is a great attorney and is easy to contact and very perfessional. The work she does is great and got me a reduced fine and points! Would recommend to anyone!! Overall very happy with the work Julia Westley did for me.
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Posted by William | February 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Julia Westley and Grieve Law are terrific!
Julia was very helpful in settling a dispute regarding myself being pulled over for initially speeding. However, I was let go with a warning for speeding but received a $10 fine for driving without an updated insurance card. Long story short, she was able to walk me through the correct steps of how to speak with the DA's office about settling this dispute and the next steps. We have been in contact if there is an issue with the DA's office sending out paperwork through the mail. I would strongly recommend her and Grieve Law.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
Julia represented me after a car accident in which I was given 4 points. I knew it was not my fault. She did an amazing job; eliminating all 4 points off my record! I found out it is good to always be the first one to speak with the police officer! I was not; therefore took the hit. Julia's correspondence was so clear and quick and positive. I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than a lawyer
When you're put into a bad situation, you can feel like your life is over. From the first phone call with Julia I knew I was in the right hands. She always contacted me when there were things to go over and explained it in ways that I understood. Julia gave me multiple scenarios for how my case could end up and how her strategy would get there. In the end, she advised me on the best possible outcome and I had complete faith in her abilities to execute that. Overall Julia was honest, supporting, and realistic with my particular case.
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Posted by Lino | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done!
I had a good, quality experience working with Julia and her law firm. They were able to gather all the evidence needed for my case, and we made the best argument possible with the evidence we had at our disposal. I actually received a sentence better than I was expecting; might I add that it definitely helped with my personal efforts of abiding by the court's entire list of requirements, and doing exactly what was expected or required of me. I would recommend Julia, and her law firm for legal assistance.
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Posted by Andrew | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Barely remembered my name
Attorney Westley represented me in a second offense owi case. She asked for the same information over on numerous occasions and it was as though it was the first time she had seen my case every time We discussed it. Her effort in the courtroom left much to be desired, and probably left me in jail longer than if I had accepted the district attorney's offer right off the bat. It was as though she read keywords from the information she asked for twice and made no case in court. I ended up taking the original DA's offer anyway, which could have been done without her. It was a hard $3,600 lesson to hire Julia and her firm.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Grieve Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bucher Law Group
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Intern
  • Milwaukee County DA's Office
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Intern
  • Milwaukee County Children's Court
  • 2013 - 2014
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Education

  • Marquette University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • OWI reduced
  • Reduced
  • Drug case dismissed
  • Dismissal
  • OWI dismissed
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2015 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • 2016 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Premier DUI Attorney
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Teen Court
  • License revocation
  • 2018
  • Teen Court Waukesha County
  • Criminal Law
  • 2018
  • Teen Court
  • Criminal Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Julia for several years and have worked with her on a number of different cases, and I know her to be extremely knowledgeable and thorough with every case she works on. You would be well served to retain Attorney Westley for any criminal or traffic matter you may encounter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Westley is someone whose professional opinion I seek and respect. Her background in the District Attorney's office has served her well in being able to see the whole picture and the flaws in the prosecution's case. Her results speak for themselves and her attention to detail and zealous advocacy is second to none. She is an attorney I have no reservations about recommending to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Julia Westley is the lawyer that you want handling your case. Julia delivers superior representation through her meticulous attention to detail, exceptional knowledge of the law, and confident courtroom presence. She achieves excellent outcomes for her clients and does so in a personable, down-to-earth manner. It is my privilege to endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is a diligent, aggressive attorney who will investigate every aspect of a client's case. You will be in good hands with her representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Friend
"I wholly recommend Julia for any and all DUI/DWI matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Westley is an excellent attorney who zealously represents her clients. She is extremely knowledgeable on the law and uses that in the court room. She would be an excellent attorney to represent you! I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia Westley has predictably been described by many who know her as a rising star within the criminal defense and traffic justice system. Why? It's not only for her tremendous results that she has achieved for clients across the state but also because unlike many attorneys she clearly cares and takes a personal interest in her clients. Either one of those are rare to find in an attorney. But the blend of the two makes her a forceful advocate and a highly sought after attorney. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Westley fights aggressively to protect the rights of her clients. She is knowledgeable and an excellent advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Westley pairs well honed skills with a faultless work ethic to achieve excellent results. Attorney Westley is an extremely effective advocate for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Westley has earned her reputation by achieving great results for her clients. She is willing to go above and beyond to reach positive outcomes, and is not afraid to raise challenges to achieve a desired resolution. Your case is in good hands with Attorney Westley."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is a hard working and dedicated attorney that goes above and beyond for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is hardworking and client based. She shows her clients the individual attention they need in order to obtain favorable results. I endorse this lawyer."
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