Julie is a trial attorney who advocates for her clients in the courtroom.
Her practice is dedicated to representing people who have been harmed by a product or professional negligence, helping families who’ve lost a loved one pursue wrongful death claims, and representing people and companies who have been the victims of fraud, insurance bad faith and breaches of fiduciary duty.
Julie has been consistently selected by her peers as a South Carolina Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, a distinction reserved for 2.5% of attorneys practicing across the state. In 2016, she 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.
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 in 2017 for her contributions to her profession and community. Julie currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics South Carolina and Charleston Legal Access.
She is the immediate past Chair of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section Council of the South Carolina Bar. She has previously served as a member of 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 fellow Charleston attorney, and they live in West Ashley.
JD, University of South Carolina
BA, University of South Carolina
Law Clerk to Chief Judge John C. Few, South Carolina Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit