Julia Michel

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Julia Michel Associate


(Also admitted to practice in Washington.)

JULIA MICHEL joined Strumwasser & Woocher after clerking for the Honorable N.R. Smith of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Julia has experience in appellate practice, consumer and civil rights class actions, and legislative advocacy.

Julia earned her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif national honor society. During law school, Julia externed for the Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez of the Western District of Washington, received the Pro Bono Honors award for her pro bono service and published a note on the environmental review process for exporting liquefied natural gas in the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, where she also served as an Associate Editor-in-Chief.

Julia has drafted legislation, lobbied lawmakers, and testified in legislative committees as an advocate for the public interest. Before law school, Julia negotiated the passage of campaign finance, elections, voting rights, and government transparency laws in Vermont. Having caught the political bug, Julia volunteered during law school on the campaign to pass the Washington Voting Rights Act and drafted language to strengthen its provisions.

A native East Coast, Julia graduated from the University of Vermont with honors and degrees in Political Science and Global Studies. She is admitted to practice in Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.