As your Commonwealth’s Attorney, Julia will serve the public interests with integrity, fairness, and build a criminal justice system that delivers justice for all.
Julia has always had a passion for justice; she has childhood memories of helping in her mother’s law office before attending law school. As your Commonwealth’s Attorney, Julia will serve the public interests with integrity, fairness, and build a criminal justice system that delivers justice for all.
In 1997, Julia obtained her Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude from Allegheny College with a double major in Economics and Philosophy and a Political Science Minor. She earned her Juris Doctor in 2004 from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law along with her Certificate in Dispute Resolution and recognition for completing more than 150 pro bono hours.
Julia learned about justice from all perspectives starting in her third year of law school. She worked as a legal intern for the Fairfield County Prosecutor’s Office and took a Justice for Children Practicum; this put her in a unique situation where she was doing defense work in Franklin County, Ohio and also prosecuting cases in Fairfield County, Ohio.
Julia was drawn to her work as a prosecutor; she credits this to her then-boss, David Landefeld. It was his firm belief that a Prosecutor’s job was to deliver justice. Julia found herself doing just that; she went on to serve seven years as an Assistant County Prosecutor, working closely with law enforcement, crime victims, and serving on multi-disciplinary teams. Julia’s vast experience spans all stages of criminal law practice, from successfully presenting cases to juries, handling appellate cases, and has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Shortly after the birth of their second child, Julia’s husband Victor obtained a job in the DC area. Julia, her husband, and their two sons relocated to Virginia.
In 2014, Julia opened her law practice in Fredericksburg, focusing on criminal defense work and later adding juvenile Guardian ad Litem work, and civil commitment hearings. As both a Juvenile Guardian ad Litem and as a defense attorney, Julia has seen the devastating effect that drugs have had on our community and families. She is determined to work with treatment providers, probation officers, law enforcement, and multidisciplinary teams. It’s her goal to make sure that prosecution policies are designed to reduce recidivism, provide help to addicts, and protect the community.
Julia is proud to have made her home in Stafford County for the past six years. With Victor, her husband and their two sons, she plans to continue to live and work within this community to promote principles of equality and justice that are necessary to increase public safety and improve the lives of every individual that calls Stafford County home.