Julie Frohlich is widely recognized as a talented and successful civil trial lawyer. She brings over two decades of experience expertly guiding emerging and established companies, organizations, and individuals through complex business and employment litigation and pre-litigation disputes. In all her cases, Julie pursues the interests of clients in a proactive, effective, efficient, and highly professional manner.
Julie regularly represents clients in litigation, appeals, arbitrations and mediations. In addition to business, contract, and employment law disputes, Julie has handled trademark, copyright, and patent cases, real property disputes, franchise law matters, software and licensing disputes, data breaches, shareholder disputes, and tort claims. A superior advocate in written advocacy, Julie also has extensive experience and success in representing clients as lead counsel in both jury and bench trials.
Julie has been a leader in the Boston legal community. She co-chaired the Administration of Justice Section of the Boston Bar Association (BBA), served on the BBA council, and has repeatedly been recognized as a Massachusetts SuperLawyer. For many years, she was a speaker on a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) panel on effective deposition practice, and she has written and presented on many legal issues. She has been a supervising attorney for the Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and she is an active member of the Women’s Bar Association (WBA).
In addition to her legal practice, Julie is a dog show handler and she currently shows her Basenji dog in AKC conformation competitions. She is also an avid photographer who focuses on “street photography.”
Julie’s litigation experience includes the following cases:
- Trial counsel representing a cogeneration module manufacturer in a copyright infringement, tort and unfair competition suit against a former distributor in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Young, J.).
- Trial counsel representing an independent medical evaluation vendor in a multi-count suit involving a non-competition agreement brought by a competitor in the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court (Neel, J.).
- Trial counsel in a Vermont state court case representing the purchaser in a breach of contract action involving the flawed installation of front-office hospitality industry software.
- Trial counsel in a Land Court case defending the record title owner of property against an adverse possession claim.
- Trial counsel defending a homeless man in a pro bono case against breach of contract and Chapter 93A claims arising from the sale of his fire-gutted home.
- Lead counsel to an international communications and network testing systems manufacturer in various commercial disputes throughout the United States.
- Lead counsel representing a Scottish developer of 3D virtual colonoscopy software in a patent infringement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Carolina.
- Counsel to Malden Mills textile company in a Business Litigation Session case against multiple parties alleged to be responsible for a 1995 fire that destroyed the mill complex.
- Trial counsel to five scientists and founders of a scientific testing product company in defense of a minority shareholder squeeze-out suit.
- Co-Author, “Personal Information Security Deadlines Extended: Are Further Amendments on the Horizon?”, Client Advisory, January 2009
- Author, “Reformers Tackle Licensing, Litigation Abuse,” Women’s Business, September 2005
- Author, “Sweeping Reform Proposed to U.S. Patent System,” InBrief: Vol. 1, N.4, July 2005
- Co-Author, “Brand Investment; Taking Care of Business Names and Logos,” Client Advisory, July 2003
- Author, “Year 2000 Litigation Basics,” Lawyering And The Y2K Issue: A Practical Introduction 39-58, Massachusetts Bar Institute, 1999
- Panelist, “Navigating the New Massachusetts & Federal Data Security Laws,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), 2007
- Panelist, “Handling Experts,” MCLE, 2007
- Panelist, “U.S. Supreme Court 2006-2007: Active Battleground for Patent Law,” Boston Bar Association, 2007
- Panelist, “Civil Deposition Practice: Winning Before Trial,” MCLE, 1998-2004
- Panelist, “Lawyering and the Y2K Issue: A Practical Introduction,” Massachusetts Bar Association, 1999
- Lecturer, “Civil Deposition Practice, Strategies and Techniques,” Suffolk University Law School, 2003
Julie’s professional experience includes practice as a solo and small firm practitioner in addition to 17 years practicing at Goulston & Storrs, the last 13 years as a partner, and 2 years at Hale and Dorr. Before private practice, Julie was a Law Clerk for Associate Justice Ruth I. Abrams (ret.) of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Julie also served as an aide in the Massachusetts State House before attending law school.