Julie represents transportation companies including trucking, aviation companies, airmen, aircraft owners and operators in all regulatory legal and business matters. She is also able to assist clients with strategic business and personal planning. She is AV®-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1974
  • Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 11th Circuit
    • Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Civic Involvement

  • Next Generation Working Group for Memphis 3.0
  • Strategic Plan for the City
  • Blight Elimination Steering Group
  • Welcome to Memphis organization, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Memphis Executive Class of 2013
  • New Memphis Institute’s Leadership Development Intensive


  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®- Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 2006-2019
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006-2007
  • Five Star Award, FedEx, 1990 and 1991
  • Top Rated Lawyers® -AV Preeminent in Transportation Law, The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel, June 2012
  • Honoree, 90 Years, 90 Women of Achievement Award, The Junior League of Memphis, 2012
  • Board of Directors, Downtown Memphis Commission
  • Member, Greater Memphis Chamber Government Affairs Executive Council and Transportation Executive Council
  • Board of Advisors, Former Board of Directors, Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors and Graduate of the Executive Program 2013, Leadership Memphis
  • More...

Education & Honors

  • University of Florida, J.D., 1974
  • Randolph-Macon College, B.A., Economics, 1971


  • Co-authored and managed the one-year effort to adopt the Metropolitan Charter for Shelby County and City of Memphis, 2012. 
  • Consulted for major airlines on aviation international environmental issues and airport access issues.
  • Instrumental in authoring and securing congressional passage of 1990 National Noise Policy, Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990.
  • Counsel to the Jacksonville Port Authority, Jacksonville Transportation Authority and City of Jacksonville, Florida. 
  • Regional Airport Counsel.
  • Lead author of Climate Change Technical Working Group report to Policymakers of the IPCC in 1995, which assessed transportations’ impact on the global atmosphere.
  • Represented airlines and airmen and aircraft owners and operators in all regulatory aviation legal and business matters:
  • FAA enforcement proceedings and all licensing issues.
  • Airline certification, both new entrant and established carrier.
  • More...

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Lead Author, “IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Special Report on Aviation and the Global Atmosphere,” 1999.
  • Author, “Our Region’s Mission: To Create Jobs,” Fogelman College of Business Economics, Business Perspectives Outlook 2012