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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • University of Pennsylvania
      J.D., 2016
    • College of the Holy Cross
      B.A. in sociology, cum laude, 2010
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • CLERKSHIP+

Julie Girard practices in the areas of labor and employment and litigation. She represents employers in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit negotiations through administrative proceedings, mediation and trial. Julie has broad experience defending employers in discrimination, retaliation, family and medical leave and wage and hour cases. She regularly advises employers on compliance with various labor and employment laws including the preparation and review of employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks and policies.

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Julie Girard practices in the areas of labor and employment and litigation. She represents employers in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit negotiations through administrative proceedings, mediation and trial. Julie has broad experience defending employers in discrimination, retaliation, family and medical leave and wage and hour cases. She regularly advises employers on compliance with various labor and employment laws including the preparation and review of employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks and policies.

Prior to Phelps, Julie was an associate at a nationally recognized Am Law 100 firm. During law school, she served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Cheryl Ann Krause of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Renee M. Bumb of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court (2018-2019)
  • Tampa Connection Class of 2017-2018

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania
    J.D., 2016
  • College of the Holy Cross
    B.A. in sociology, cum laude, 2010

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • eLABORate: How Employers Can Implement Community Service Initiatives While Avoiding FLSA Liability (April, 2019)
  • Author, "Accommodating Pregnancy-Related Limitations," Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine (January - February 2019)
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
    • J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court (2018-2019)
    • Tampa Connection Class of 2017-2018