Julie Theall Earp is Chair of the firm's Management Committee, a longstanding member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, and a member of the Labor & Employment Law team. A litigator who concentrates her practice in labor and employment litigation, counseling, and training, Julie has handled employment matters in both federal and state courts, as well as before the EEOC and the state and federal Departments of Labor, for over 25 years. Julie has a depth of knowledge in management counseling and litigation defense for health care providers including hospitals, substance abuse providers, long-term care facilities and physician practices. She also regularly represents clients in the transportation, education, manufacturing, hospitality and retail industries. Trained as a mediator as well as a litigator, Julie looks for strategic, cost-effective ways to resolve conflict. She enjoys the day-to-day counseling and problem-solving aspects of her practice and is a frequent speaker and trainer for employers and management groups.
In 2017, Julie was selected by American City Business Journals’ Bizwomen as one of its 100 “Women to Watch” nationwide. She has been recognized by Law & Politics Magazine seven times as one of the "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina, and was voted Greensboro Best Lawyers Employment Law Management "Lawyer of the Year" in 2013, 2016 and 2017. She has served as chair of the Middle District of North Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Julie assumed the role of Chair of the firm's Management Committee in April 2014.