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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, Northern District of 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. Prior to joining Phelps, Julie was an associate at a nationally recognized Am Law 100 firm.

Insights

Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Avoiding, Defusing and Defending Against Whistleblowers in the Workplace,” Association of Corporate Counsel West Central Florida Chapter (Tampa, FL., July 2019) Speaker
News

Memberships & Affiliations

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

Recognition

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021)

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, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Avoiding, Defusing and Defending Against Whistleblowers in the Workplace,” Association of Corporate Counsel West Central Florida Chapter (Tampa, FL., July 2019) Speaker
News
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court (2018-2019)
  • Tampa Connection, Class of 2017-2018
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021)