Julia A. Lopez, Esq.


Northern Regional Vice President

Julia is a Litigation Associate at Reed Smith LLP in Princeton, New Jersey where she practices in the Complex Litigation Group. She concentrates her practice in matters involving breach of contract, product liability, business torts, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, class actions and other complex business disputes. She has experience at all stages of litigation in both federal and state courts. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Julia served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Esther Salas, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John E. Wallace, Jr., Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In addition to her federal and state clerkship experience, Julia previously practiced at a large New Jersey law firm where she focused on mass tort and class action litigation.

Julia received her B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. While attending law school, Julia was Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Law Review, President of the Association of Latin American Law Students, and a judicial intern for the Honorable James R. Zazzali, Retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. She has been an active board member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey for several years and serves on the Executive Board. In 2015, Julia was appointed as a Deputy Regional President for Region III of the Hispanic National Bar Association.  Julia is also an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and was formerly an appointed member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns.

She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, State of New York, and the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York.



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