Julie Z. Kimball



Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Previous Employment

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


J.D., University of Southern California Law School, Order of the Coif, Top 1%

A.B., Princeton University

Julie is litigation and appellate counsel to a wide range of clients across many industries. Her broad civil litigation practice includes breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, First Amendment, defamation, trusts and estates, securities, intellectual property, and real estate disputes. Julie has significant appellate experience, including briefing and arguing cases before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to entering private practice, Julie clerked for the late and Hon. Edward Rafeedie in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California and served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Laurie Zelon.

Career Highlights

Won numerous dismissals of claims arising out of clients’ exercise of their constitutional rights of freedom of speech or petition pursuant to the “anti-SLAPP” statute.

Obtained a mandatory preliminary injunction, and persuaded the Court of Appeal to affirm that mandatory preliminary injunction, effectively giving the client management control over a $300 million development project.

Succeeded in obtaining $1.2 million offset for a financial advisor on counterclaims filed against Morgan Stanley in response to claims alleging that the client failed to pay back a loan from the firm.

Won arbitration award for full amount of unpaid commission and attorneys’ fees sought on behalf of real estate broker after building owner refused to pay commission on an approximately $42 million sale.


A Little Help With Sharing: A Mandatory Licensing Proposal to Resolve the Unanswered Questions Surrounding Peer-to Peer Liability for Contributory Copyright Infringement in the Wake of Grokster, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW, Vol. 80, issue 1 (2007).

Closing the Dore on Parole Evidence, SOUTHERN CAL DEFENSE COUNSEL JOURNAL (2007) (co-author Robert Olson).