Julie is a licensed attorney and real estate broker* serving individuals and businesses in the South Bay and beyond. She began her career in Washington, DC, where she worked for the National Association of Counties and the National Security Division of the United States Department of Justice. Following graduation from law school, Julie returned to the land of sunshine and beaches to work as a municipal law attorney at the downtown Los Angeles law firm of Richards, Watson & Gershon, advising and advocating for cities and other public agencies. She handled code enforcement, contract disputes, judicial foreclosures, tort claims, writs, appeals and constitutional and civil rights cases and served as city prosecutor for the City of Mission Viejo.
After the birth of her first child, Julie took a step back from firm life and began her own practice. She applies the skills and knowledge she acquired as a litigator to help businesses and individuals avoid litigation, and uses her experience in government to help guide businesses through often tedious government processes. Julie’s experience as a litigator for over twenty California cities makes her uniquely qualified to assist clients in cutting through local government red tape, and provides an understanding of the practical needs of her clients and how to best advise them on limiting liability and avoiding litigation.
Julie is actively engaged in the South Bay community. She is a Hermosa Beach resident and mother, and a graduate of Leadership Hermosa Beach Class of 2014. Julie is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and supporter of Heal the Bay and Surfrider Foundation.
*Broker's license pending. Exam passed May 2014.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Performance Award||United States Department of Justice||2010|
|Founder and Attorney||Hamill Law & Consulting||2015 - Present|
|Associate||Richards, Watson & Gershon, A Professional Corporation||2010 - 2015|
|Law Clerk||United States Dept. Of Justice||2008 - 2010|
|Legislative Research Assistant||National Association of Counties||2006 - 2007|
|American U Washington COL||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Univ of San Diego||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|CAALAC Biennial Spring Retreat||Latest in Litigating Voting Rights Act Cases||2014|
|Jauregui v. Palmdale, Los Angeles County Case No. BC483039|
|Nakamura v. Southern California Edison Nakamura, et al. v. Southern California Edison, Los Angeles County Case No. YC065387|
|Green Oasis Collective v. City of Yucaipa, San Bernardino County Case No. CIVDS 120957|
|Dragonetti v. Mad Madeline's, Riverside County Case No. MCC1300275|
|City of Palmdale v. Aviation Warehouse, Los Angeles County Case No. BC 446785|
|Lenkin v. City of Pasadena, Los Angeles County Case No. BC493097|
|Socal Mobile Food Vendors Association v. City of Monrovia, Los Angeles County Case No. BC458142|
|Yaryan v. City of Calimesa, California Central District Case No. 2:2011cv01272|