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Julia Partridge is a California Supreme Court insider, having spent five years as a chambers attorney for Associate Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar. Prior to joining the Supreme Court staff, Julia spent 25 years as a research attorney with the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District, initially with Justice Norman Elkington, and upon his retirement, with Justice William Stein.
While serving as a chambers attorney on the California Supreme Court, Julia analyzed hundreds of petitions for review, appellate records, and briefs. On the Court of Appeal, she broke down thousands of appeals and appellate motions. Julia’s decades of experience advising justices on both courts has closely acquainted her with the types of issues and rhetoric that can make or break a case at all appellate levels. Her background gives her an uncommonly strong ability to assess the likelihood of obtaining review in the California Supreme Court, recognize how best to position attempts to do so, and help the firm’s clients present the case most effectively to all the justices should review be granted.
In addition to her work with the courts, Julia has been an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University College of Law for more than 25 years, teaching first year contracts, legal research and writing, advanced legal research and writing and appellate advocacy, and was voted “teacher of the year” on a number of occasions. Julia served as an advisor and moot court judge for the school, and has also been a moot court judge for the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Before embarking on her 30-year career with the courts, Julia worked as a litigator in Contra Costa County and as a staff attorney with the Veteran’s Administration in San Francisco. She received her J.D from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. In her free time, Julia is an avid tennis player, hiker, and skier.