Julie Background


Julie is a civil litigator and trial attorney.

She devotes her practice to representing people who have been harmed by a product or medical malpractice, pursuing wrongful death claims for families who’ve lost a loved one, and advocating for people and small businesses who have been the victims of fraud, insurance bad faith and breaches of fiduciary duty.

In 2016, Julie was selected to participate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College at Harvard University. In 2018, she was asked to join the ABOTA faculty as a Teaching Fellow at the National Trial College at Yale University. Julie was recently named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, which recognizes the nation’s top Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers under the age of 40 in each state. In 2021, Julie was recognized as a Leadership in Law honoree by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

Frequently recognized for her service to the South Carolina Bar and her community, Julie was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the South Carolina Bar for her contributions to her profession and community. Julie currently serves as the chair of the board of directors for Charleston Legal Access and previously served as a member of the board of directors for Special Olympics South Carolina. Since 2021, she has also served on the City of Charleston's Commission on Women.

She previously served as the chair of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section Council of the South Carolina Bar, on the editorial board of the SC Lawyer magazine, and as an adjunct faculty member at the Charleston School of Law.

Julie is married to Thomas Rode, a partner with another local law firm, and they live in West Ashley with their two young children.

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