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Julie was raised in Jamestown, North Dakota before moving to Spokane to attend Whitworth University.  At Whitworth, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Theology with minor degrees in German and Philosophy and confirmed her total lack of natural ability for snow sports.  She graduated with honors before following her love of debate to its logical conclusion at Gonzaga University School of Law.   


At Gonzaga, she received the school’s Thomas More Scholarship and the WSBA Hanel Memorial Scholarship.  Her “free time” as a law student was spent writing articles for the student newspaper, editing material for the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, serving as research assistant for several professors, and experimenting with the boundaries of caffeine tolerance. While a student, she served as extern to Judge Patricia C. Williams at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and a Rule 9 intern for The Gonzaga Center for Law and Justice.


Upon graduation, she served as law clerk to Chief Judge Dennis Sweeney at the Washington State Court of Appeals (District 3).  She also spent time as a fundraiser for the Spokane Symphony and The Fox Theater and a year as an Administrative Specialist with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington (where she worked closely with the IT department and learned to understand jokes based on computer programming).


Julie now runs her own office in Spokane, Washington and enjoys spending time with her family and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Rory. 


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Contact info

505 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 200
Spokane, WA, 99201

Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
    2 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    2 years
  3. Appeals: 20%
    2 years


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  • Heather Hoover

    I endorse this lawyer. i have both worked together and opposing Julie Watts on matters. She is both hardworking and dedicated to her cases. Her work on our appeal was superb and it showed, I would highly recommend Julie Watts.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Nation's Top 1%National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best Family Law AttorneysAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
CALI Award for JurisprudenceCALI2006
Hanel ScholarshipWSBA2005
Thomas More ScholarshipGonzaga University School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Administrative SpecialistU.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington2009 - 2010
Law Clerk to the Honorable Dennis SweeneyWashington State Court Of Appeals2007 - 2007
Judicial ExternU.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
Spokane Civic Theatre BoardPresident2014 - Present
Parkinson's Resource CenterSecretary2013 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember2013 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEAGLE Member2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington Young Lawyers DivisionN/AN/A
Alpha Sigma NuN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Boyd v. PandreaMs. Watts represented the defendant, who appealed a $250k judgment against her. The trial court's decision was reversed and remanded.
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Publication nameTitleDate
NW LawyerThe Legal Mind2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Whitworth CollegeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Gonzaga University School of Law; Law Practice Management ClassLaw Practice Management Attorney Panel2014
23rd Annual Bankruptcy Seminar and Retreat341 Meetings: This Time We Ask The Questions2013