Respected for her skill in the courtroom, Julie also knows that the courtroom is oftentimes the last place her clients want to be. For that reason, Julie works hard and creatively to achieve successful results for her clients in advance of trial, such as through negotiation and pre-trial motion practice. Julie’s reputation in the courtroom is a huge advantage in negotiations because opposing parties know Julie can and will try the case if she needs to.
Julie’s clients are diverse, ranging from individuals, including C-suite executives, to large corporations, on both sides of the docket, in high-stakes litigation. Her experience includes complex business litigation, including business divorces, contract disputes and partnership disputes; employment litigation, including claims of discrimination, harassment and other traditional employment claims, both on an individual and class-wide basis; defense of national wage and hour collective and class actions; complex marital estate litigation; fiduciary duty litigation; and lawsuits involving claims of breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; and misappropriation of trade secret claims. Julie also has extensive experience in Title IX litigation. A trusted counselor and fierce litigator, many of Julie’s clients have trusted her with their litigation for many years.
Julie is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation-only organization of experienced trial lawyers, and she has been repeatedly recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer and one of the Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Litigation.
Outside the Office
Outside the office, Julie’s passions are running, traveling, spending time with her friends and most importantly, spending time with her family. She and her husband Steve Serfass have raised two fine young men, Jefferson and Bobby. Jefferson is a corporate litigator in Austin. Bobby is finishing his final year at Abilene Christian University where he plays baseball. During the spring, Julie can be found most weekends attending his games. People who know Julie well will tell you her special place is Poipu, Kauai. An avid hiker, she and her family have been traveling to Poipu every year for the last fifteen years (except during COVID). Julie and her son Jeff have conquered the most difficult hikes in Kauai, including the Blue Hole hike, which is a journey to the second wettest location on earth.
“I love being outdoors and spending time with my family. Doing both at the same time is perfection.”