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Julie P. Rubin




Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1992, cum laude

Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research, Analysis and Writing

International Moot Court Team Member

Colgate University, B.A., 1989, cum laude, Sophomore Class President

George W. Cobb Fellow, in recognition of outstanding leadership and influence among students



Ohio (currently on inactive status)

Julie is a long standing equity member of SmithAmundsen, as well as the head of the firm’s Insurance Services Practice Group. For over 25 years, Julie has focused on providing her clients with assistance on insurance coverage matters at both the claim stage and in litigation. She provides coverage opinions and aggressively litigates coverage disputes involving bodily injury, property damage, advertising injury, pollution, professional liability and employer’s liability coverage in, among other things, the environmental, toxic tort, products, construction, health care, employment, and transportation contexts. Additionally, Julie has counseled professional liability providers and self-insureds in connection with a variety of errors and omissions claims. Julie’s extensive coverage experience allows her to thoroughly evaluate claims and lawsuits and provide recommendations that reflect an understanding of her clients’ long term best interests. Julie also has the honor of being named a fellow to the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society, in which membership is limited to one-half of one percent of American lawyers.


  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as a "Leading Lawyer" in insurance, insurance coverage, and reinsurance law
  • Named a Fellow to The Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar, in which membership is limited to one-half of one percent of American lawyers

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Litigation Counsel of America; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Diversity Law Institute; Trial Law Institute