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Julian F Alwill

Discrimination Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Julian

Learn Julian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    Julian Alwill represents people who have suffered discrimination due to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disabilities, pregnancy or family leave, and age.

    15 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Julian Alwill represents people who have been treated illegally by their employers.

    16 years

  3. Sexual harassment

    15 years

  4. Wrongful termination
    Julian Alwill represents people who have been illegally terminated from their employment position.

    15 years

  5. Civil rights

    15 years

Specializing in employee and contractor rights in the workplace, we handle all types of workplace issues including wage issues, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wrongful termination, unpaid overtime, missed breaks, and defamation.  We also help interns and contractors who have been treated improperly.


Rothschild & Alwill, APC
27 W. Anapamu St. #289
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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Posted by MaryAnne | April 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Julian took the time to give me much needed advice quickly and clearly. I will definitely keep him in mind for further needed advice if needed.
Posted by Sayed | August 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Discrimination/Civil Rights' violations
Julian was gerenous with his time and advices. He is the attorney I would turn to and recommend to every needing soul. Thank you
Posted by Crystal | April 2, 2015
Julian is the best!
Julian helped me get my money from my boss when he wouldnt pay me i was so angryy!!! I met with julian and he was able to get my ALL my money back and even more. I was so glad he helped me out i didnt know what to do. thank u thank u thank u!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2013
Can't thank him
Julian was so helpful in my lawsuit against my old employer. i was so stressed over the whole thing and he really kept me calm. he got me a really good result and i cant thank him enough. Highly recommend!!
Posted by julie | September 6, 2011
I highly recommend Julian.
I had the pleasure of working with Julian when he represented me during an employment and labor case. Julian is so professional and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure that I was aware of all aspects of my case. I feel so blessed that he was representing me during a time that was very vulnerable personally. I would highly recommend that anyone who wants a dedicated and passionate attorney look to Julian. Thank you Julian!
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Posted by James | June 2, 2011
Santa Barbara Attorneys You Should Work With
Mr. Alwill makes complex legal issues very clear. He has been a strong advocate, no matter the experience or resources of the opposing attorneys involved. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of help during a difficult time.
Posted by Jennifer | June 2, 2011
Julian Alwill along with his partners at Anticouni & Associates gently guided me through a very difficult time in my life. In my line of work I am a mandated reporter of suspected elder abuse. The decision to hold my former employer accountable for their unethical practices was not an easy one to make. Doing so ultimately lead to my termination. After such a life altering experience I was lost and found myself questioning whether or not I had done the right thing. Julian was more than willing to accept my case, confirming that I had done what was necessary to maintain the safety of the elderly people I had cared for for so long. I had never been involved in a lawsuit before. Julian thoroughly explained every step of the process to me and kept me well informed of each development in my case. I was confident he was the right attorney to expertly deal with my former employer. My case was settled quickly, and thanks to Julian I am able to move forward with my life and put this all behind me knowing I did do the right thing.
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Posted by Paul | May 25, 2011
Julian F Alwill is the Best
Julian took my case and he one! he kept me informored about all the facts and always had my best interest at heart. I cannot say enough good things about Julian and the firm he works for.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2011
Great Lawyer!
Julian helped me with a case against my old employer after I was fired for being pregnant. I was so upset and didn't know what to do. Julian was my attorney and was very understanding and really helped me out. He explained everything so that I could understand, and he was very confident and in control when it came to dealing with the other lawyer and my old employer. We got a great settlement and I can't thank Julian enough.
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Posted by Joseph | February 14, 2011
Excellent lawyer
Julian Alwill successfully mediated a difficult dispute between me and my employer over withheld back wages. I was very impressed by both his knowledge of the law and his negotiating skills. Throughout a very long deposition he was always poised and self-assured, and gave me a sense of confidence that he was in control of the proceedings. He is an articulate speaker who thinks fast on his feet, and a savvy negotiator. I would unconditionally recommend him to anyone in difficult circumstances who needs legal counsel and representation.
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Posted by Maria Trinidad Hernandez | February 8, 2011
Excellent Attorney
I have been working with Mr. Alwill for about two years now and he has proven himself to be a good and a very intelligent Attorney. The services provided by him are outstanding and amazing. All of our clients have spoken to me about how satisfied they were with the outcome of their cases. In addition, Mr. Alwill assisted me with my own personal family law issues regarding legal custody of my daughter. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal assistance with both employment and family cases.
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Posted by Bobby | February 8, 2011
Highly recommend this attorney.
Mr. Alwill assisted me with my child support issues and was very helpful. He was very realistic as to what I could expect and was very supportive during a very difficult period. He is pleasant to work with, kept me informed at all times, and explained confusing legal situations so that I could understand and make informed decisions. I would highly recommend this attorney. While he is young, I would never know it from the way he handled my case.
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Posted by Peter | February 7, 2011
Litigation strategy and execution
Julian Alwill developed the legal strategy for our business problem, then drafted and filed the papers, and managed a complex financial dispute with a Fortune 1000 entity. He demonstrated both the thoroughness and creative legal approach to the legal issues that reflect the talents of an attorney with 20 years experience.
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Posted by Marie | February 4, 2011
Excellent cousel
Mr. Alwill provided excellent legal service on a case for employment discrimination that I had brought after enduring a very intimidating work environment. I am a single mother and the sole provider for my children. I was frantic that if I lost my job, my kids and I would be out on the street. But going to work became almost more than I could bear. Mr. Alwill walked me through a strategy for how we should best approach the problem, while preparing the legal documents to serve on my employer. Once my employer was served, the harassment stopped. Under his guidance, I had found other work in a related field so that when the case went forward, I was no longer at my old firm. My settlement was almost 50% higher than we had anticipated. Very high recommendation for this young attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rothschild & Alwill
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Anticouni & Associates, Apc
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Nicolas C. Vrataric
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Magistrate Court
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • University of California - Irvine
  • B.A.
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • $287,000 award
  • Confidential
  • $450,000
  • Confidential
  • $160,000
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  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • William L. Gordon American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know
  • Affordable Care Act & Other Developments in Employment Law
  • 2017
  • HR Seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Wage and Benefits, and Discipline & Discharge
  • Human Resource Law
  • 2016
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • 2015
  • Human Resources Law from Start to Finish
  • ADR in the workplace; discipline and discharge
  • 2014
  • Confidentiality and Noncompete Law
  • Confidentiality and Noncompete Law
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Julian
Employment and labor Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julian is one of the most dedicated and talented attorneys I've seen. It was a pleasure working on opposing sides of a case and then working together on a case shortly after."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Julian is an excellent lawyer. He has in-depth knowledge about employment law, along with a number of other supplementary areas of practice. He is sharp-witted in argument, able to anticipate opposing counsel's moves with ease. Julian is also an effective litigator who not only has a broad range of court experience but has incredible writing skills, which is generally unheard of in this industry. He is an accomplished attorney who will no doubt continue to excel in his chosen field."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Julian is an outstanding young lawyer with compassion and dedication. I would recommend anyone who needs a lawyer to protect their rights."
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