Julie Lam

Associate | jlam@wnj.com | V-Card | Profile PDF Grand RapidsT 616.752.2416F 616.222.2416 Julie Lam is an associate in the Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups. Julie has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court in complex civil litigation matters including breach of contract, constitutional, employee benefits, false advertising, health care, intellectual property, real estate, and trusts & estates. Julie regularly contributes to the One Court of Justice Blog, www.ocjblog.com, the leading blog... Read More

Julie Lam is an associate in the Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups. Julie has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court in complex civil litigation matters including breach of contract, constitutional, employee benefits, false advertising, health care, intellectual property, real estate, and trusts & estates.

Julie regularly contributes to the One Court of Justice Blog, www.ocjblog.com, the leading blog that comprehensively analyzes the decisions of Michigan appellate courts. Julie is a recipient of the 2010 “Distinguished Brief Award” in recognition of submitting one of the most scholarly briefs to the Michigan Supreme Court, as determined by a panel of jurists.

  • Experience
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  • Publications
  • Leadership
  • Speaking Engagements

Experience

  • Hall v. Martin, et. al., No. 12-1767 (6th Cir. 2013) (persuaded the Sixth Circuit to affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgment and dismissal of civil rights complaint)
  • Priority Health v. Comm’r of Office of Fin & Ins Servs, 489 Mich. 67; 802 N.W.2d 132 (Mich. 2011) (persuaded the Michigan Supreme Court to overturn a state agency ruling)
  • CSB Bank v. Christy, No. 305869, 2012 WL 5064618 (Mich. Ct. App. Oct. 18, 2012) (successfully argued for affirmance of trial court’s decision approving the sale of real property by a receiver)
  • Watha v. Talmer Bank & Trust, No. 308236, 2013 WL 1165113 (Mich. Ct. App. Mar. 21, 2013) (successfully obtained reversal of trial court’s summary disposition decision regarding mortgage)
  • LG Electronics USA, Inc. v. Whirlpool Corporation, (N.D. Ill. 2010) (member of trial team that successfully obtained a no damages jury verdict in favor of Whirlpool in false advertising case seeking $85 million in damages)
  • Stormans, Inc. v. Selecky, 586 F.3d 1109 (9th Cir. 2009) (the Ninth Circuit followed reasoning and result advocated in amici curiae brief in support of rehearing, vacated its prior opinion, and issued a new opinion without the challenged rule in religious-liberties case)
  • Tomecek v. Bavas, 759 N.W.2d 178 (Mich. 2008) (worked as part of Warner's team that obtained Michigan Supreme Court ruling in favor of clients in an easement dispute involving the Land Division Act)
  • Schaendorf v. Consumers Energy II, 2009 WL 563904 (Mich. Ct. App. 2009) (Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed exclusion of plaintiffs' expert witnesses on Daubert grounds and affirmed dismissal of multimillion-dollar stray voltage claim)
  • A&M Farm Center, Inc. v. AGCO Finance, LLC, 2010 WL 445086 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010) (persuaded the Indiana Court of Appeals to reverse trial court's adverse summary judgment ruling)

Industries

Practices

Education

  • Washington University J.D. 2007
  • William & Mary B.A. 2004

Admitted

  • 2007, Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan in 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit in 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2011-2014
  • 2010 Distinguished Brief Award from Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
  • Honor Scholar Award
  • Senior Editor, Washington University Law Review
  • Member, William & Mary Undergraduate Honor Council

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • State Bar of Michigan

Professional Affiliations

  • Inforum - a Professional Women's Alliance
    Member (2008-present)

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-presenter, Stray Voltage Litigation Strategies (Webinar, June 14, 2011)
  • Presentation regarding stray voltage cases and qualification of experts under Daubert at the 47th Annual Midwest Rural Energy Council Conference (Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 25-27, 2008)

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