Julia received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is admitted to the bar in Illinois and is a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.
Julia is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association, North Suburban Bar Association, the Sauganash Community Association and the Sauganash Chamber of Commerce. Julia frequently lectures on legal issues relating to the real estate market and estate planning.