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Julia McIlroy has represented thousands of clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Sonoma, Marin, and Solano Counties. Her experience, tenacity, and skill enables her to fight hard on her clients' behalf, or, when necessary, negotiate the best offer. 


Julia grew up in the Bay Area and is deeply familiar with the community and District Attorney's offices. She has a wide range of experience, including working at the United States Attorney's office, Court of Appeal, Department of Justice, and Public Defender's office. She graduated in the top ten percent of her law school class, winning numerous honors and accolades. She now uses her intelligence and drive to protect the rights of people entangled in the justice system.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. Personal Injury: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Ms. Mcilroy is an excellent lawyer who I highly recommend. She is very aggressive yet respectful in the courtroom and has achieved excellent results. She really cares about clients and will help them follow through with any court or probation obligations to ensure a good outcome.


    Lara Anderson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

McIlroy Law

4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA, 94903-4187

McIlroy Law

445 Orchard St.
Suite 205
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Witkin Award for Academic ExcellenceWitkin Legal Institute at West Group2005
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardsThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2005
Jefferson MedalThomas Jefferson School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorEmpire College2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Julia N. McIlroy2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael A. Fiumara2010 - 2011
Deputy Public DefenderSonoma County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2010
Law ClerkCalifornia Court of Appeal - 4th District2006 - 2006
Law ClerkDepartment of Justice2006 - 2006
Law ClerkU.S. Attorney2006 - 2006
Research AssistantThomas Jefferson School of Law2005 - 2005
Summer AssociateIan Hass & Associates2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Summerfield Waldorf School and FarmBoard of Directors2011 - Present
San Rafael Mock TrialHead Coach2011 - Present
Marin County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2009 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. F.M.G.11-1 to acquit jury verdict
People v. R & SMotion to Suppress GRANTED.
People v. T.H.Acquitted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Author: Steven Berenson, Thomas Jefferson Law ReviewCreating Workplace Solutions for Women Attorneys: Report of the Lawyers Club of San Diego Balance Campaign (Contributor)2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Mills CollegePolitical, Legal and Economic AnalysisBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sonoma County Law WeekThe Fourth Amendment: Exploring the Question of Student Privacy Rights at School.2015
Sonoma County Law WeekSecond Amendment - The Right to Bear Arms2013
Sonoma County Law WeekThe Legacy of John Adams, From Boston to Guantanamo.2011