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Julia Jeanne Parranto

Personal injury Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

4.9   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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About Julia

Learn Julia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    36 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury

    36 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Brain injury

    36 years, 200 cases

I came to California to study law at the University of Santa Clara, not realizing I would stay.  After law school, I practiced in San Jose at a medium sized, commercial litigation firm for 3 years, and then moved to Santa Rosa, where I have lived and practiced law since 1990.  I love the wine country, with all of its beauty and culture.  The food and wine are unbeatable.  I feel privileged to practice law and raise a family in an area that is so beautiful.


When I went to law school, I thought I would become a prosecutor of crimes, a District Attorney.  Instead, I fell in love with personal injury work while working as a law clerk for Joe Carcione on the Peninsula.  So now I prosecute personal injury claims.  I love my work!


I have taken many cases to trial, when I've had no choice; but of course more than 95% of my cases do settle without trial.   I believe strongly that potential clients should hire only personal injury attorneys who are willing to try cases, and who have tried cases, preferably to verdict.  My two cents, as they say.

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Posted by Gina | June 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Julia Parranto (and Stacy Royer) are wonderful
Julia and her support staff, specifically Stacy, were amazing, communicative, realistic, organized and competent advocates. I highly recommend them to anyone involved in an MVA.
Posted by Cindy | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Honest
Julia Parranto , is professional but kind, she took my case after a insurance company said they would not pay my medical bills. They felt if damaged is under 1000 that you can't be hurt. Which believe me is not true when somebody slams into the back of you. after a year and a half we met with other insurance company. Because of her knowledge and the way she presented my case. They paid all my medical Bills. I can't thank her enough. I would also like to thank her assistant Stacy. Thank You again!!! I highly recommend Parranto very honest woman which now days is rare
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Posted by Robert | July 12, 2015
Excellent PI Attorney.
Ms. Parranto was recommended to me by my bankruptcy attorney after my involvement in a motorcycle collision. Her accomplishments iny case include the following: 1. She obtained the policy limit payouts for me despite the fact that the other car did not hit me or I it. Violating my right-of-way I still avoided impact with his vehicle but struck the ground hard leading to significant injury and a 9 day hospitalization. 2. My covered medical bills were in excess of $100,000. My employer group provider could make claim on the other party insured payout to me up to their out of pocket charges. Ms. Parranto was confident she could at a minimum keep that to no more then 1/3 of my recovery which paid out 5 months after the accident. 8 1/2 months later she released me another 8% of the recovery after concluding negotiations with my health insurer. Ms. Parranto was also a great resource in teaching me about prudent insurance strategies. Ms. Parranto has my unreserved endorsement if you need a PI attorney. Her representation of me was professional. She delivered all she said she would and more. She does not over promise.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2012
Julia Parranto was my lifeline. Before finding Julia I spoke with attorneys who were actually rude or just very abrupt with me and the questions my family and I had. Julia and her staff were very patient and kind, and so reassuring during a time when my entire life had been turned upside down. While I have worked in the legal field for more than 30 years, I have no experience, personally or professionally, in personal injury cases, and felt completely lost and scared. Once I knew Julia was taking care of me legally I was able to concentrate on my recovery, which made all the difference in my healing. She was so knowledgeable, experienced and professional, she achieved better results than I could have imagined. I would absolutely recommend Julia Parranto to everyone!
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Posted by Jennifer | May 21, 2012
Very happy with Julia Parranto
I was involved in a minor car accident and injured. The at fault driver’s insurance company refused to pay my injury claim, so I went looking for a lawyer to help me pay my medical bills. One attorney vaguely said that my case was not big enough and/or too difficult to prove. Others did not return my calls. Not so with Parranto Law. Julia was happy to meet with me, and did so in a very timely manner. Her office was very welcoming and Julia put me at ease straight away with her humorous, but very professional manner. I found Julia to be direct, intelligent, compassionate, and a good listener. I knew that I had found the right lawyer for me. Even though my lawsuit was relatively small, the whole time I worked with Julia, or any of her staff for that matter, I was treated like an important client with the highest priority. I felt that my little case was really cared about, and that’s a great feeling when you have been abandoned by a big insurance company. I was prepared by Julia and her staff for all phases of the process and Julia was totally on the ball during my deposition. I felt very confident that Julia would be representing me in court, when the time came. It was however, most fortunate that we ended up not having to go to court because Julia negotiated a pre-trial settlement (checking in with me every step of the way), to my complete satisfaction prior to the court date! The service I received from Julia was excellent. I always knew what was going on with my case, e-mails or calls were always promptly responded to, and her assistant was most helpful. My heartfelt thanks to Julia and her team! I feel that she is an honest and good person and have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Dottie | March 16, 2012
In One Word “Extraordinary!”
In One Word “Extraordinary!” that says it all. Julia Parranto far exceeded my expectation in recovery, protection, knowledge and compassion. Her ability to quickly understand the issues, my needs, and future concerns was evident through the entire process and in the final result. I see why Demeo and Demeo recommended Julia Parranto So Highly and So Do I. There is NO other attorney that can ever take her place, she is…Amazing! Extraordinary! Brilliant!!! Julia Thank You will just never be enough for all you have done for me. It is My pleasure to have been your client and know that I am a client for life. Thank You Again and Again, You Are Truly An Extraordinary Woman and Attorney !
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2011
Marie J
Julia J. Parranto Law Offices is a firm you can trust and depend upon. Julia is the consumate professional and put me at ease with the world of legal proceedings. She made me comfortable and I knew from the beginning that I could rely on her expertise to advocate for my interests. Her experience was evident from the start to the finish of my case and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Eva | August 12, 2010
Julia Parranto is an extremely competent attorney
As a court reporter since 1980, I have worked with many attorneys in deposition and in court. I really enjoy my job more when I can work with someone who knows the law thoroughly and does the research necessary to persuade the judge/jury of the legal sufficiency of her argument, and who is respectful of opposing counsel and the other parties to the case while advocating for her own client. It is a pleasure to report the record of the proceedings when the attorney is someone who speaks clearly and convincingly to both the judge and the jury in a manner that makes everything she believes and argues easily understood by everyone in the courtroom. As a court reporter and someone who respects and values the letter of the law, it is a good day when I can work with someone who is well-organized and understands the way the law works, who responds to each opposing argument reasonably and dispassionately. Julia Parranto has been such an attorney, and I have always been glad to see her enter the courtroom, knowing that she will present her case in a way that will make any client, litigant or staff in a courtroom proud to be associated with her. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Julia is fortunately also endowed with a good sense of humor, allowing her to diffuse a tense situation, but then just as able to go straight back to the point to drive home her argument in favor of her client's case. She was competent in every civl case that she presented in our courtroom.
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Posted by Debbie | August 10, 2010
Bad News...Good News
The bad news...I was in a auto accident. The good news...Julia Parranto was my attorney! Ms. Parranto came with the highest recommendations from professionals whom I trust for her professionalism, sincere care and concern for my health and emotional well being, and the talent and determination to win. I was not only awarded the policy limit from the "crasher", but an unexpected, additional sum from my under-insured motorist policy. Ms. Parranto and her very capable office manager, Stacy were immediately assessable, informative, and determined to take the stress off my whip-lashed shoulders. "Your job here is to heal, I'll take care of the rest" was said at our first interview and reiterated throughout the process. My confidence and trust in the Parranto Law Office allowed me let go and get well. The generous out-of-court settlements made me feel even better! I recommend the Parranto team to anyone in need of a top attorney. She turned my misfortune into the best case possible.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2009
Review of Julia Parranto
Julia handled my case with the utmost professionalism and in a timely manner. She explained all details of the case thoroughly and kept me apprised of its progress. I found her to be both compassionate and understanding of my ongoing pain and concerns. I would recommend Julia to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Parranto & Applegate, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices Of Julia J. Parranto
  • 1992 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Reed Elliott Creech & Roth
  • 1987 - 1990


  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • Briese vs. Tilley
  • $850,000 jury verdict + costs
  • Odeh vs. Jensen
  • $68,836 jury verdict + costs
  • Pittman vs. Regents of the University of California
  • $185,000 jury verdict + costs


  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1995 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Excellence in Arbitration
  • Sonoma County Superior Court
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • SCBA Civil Trial Workshop
  • Closing Argument
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Endorse Julia
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Julia as a professional colleague for many years. As a volunteer settlement conference panelist for the courts, I saw her as a litigator, vigorously representing her clients against the insurance companies. Julia is not afraid to take a case to trial, and the insurance companies know it! I refer all of my clients who are injured to Julia for personal injury work. She works hard for her clients and won't back down to insurance strong-arm tactics. Julia is a fighter who also has the wisdom and experience to advise her clients on when and whether they should settle. With Julia, her clients interests ALWAYS come first. I recommend Julia wholeheartedly!! MaryClare Lawrence Estate Planning Attorney"
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Santa Rosa Personal injury Lawyer Julia Jeanne Parranto
Julia Jeanne Parranto
Personal injury Attorney
Santa Rosa, CA
Licensed for 35 years