- Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D., Specialization in Litigation and Intellectual Property Law, 2012)
- Rutgers University (B.A., Psychology & Criminal Justice, 2006)
- Julia Levitskaia is an associate in the firm’s intellectual property, employment and commercial litigation groups. Julia has a wide array of experience litigating matters on behalf of individual plaintiffs, Fortune 500 companies, public entities and their employees in the areas of catastrophic personal injury & wrongful death, retail & hospitality, premises liability, state and federal civil rights, special education and employment. In addition to working as an associate in our San Francisco office, Julia continues to serve as a mentor and adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, teaching trial advocacy skills and preparing law students for civil and criminal mock trial competitions across the country.
- Argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (en banc) on behalf of a minor plaintiff with learning disabilities against the application of qualified immunity in a Fourth Amendment wrongful detention and excessive force claim, reversing in part judgment in favor of defendants (C.B. v. Sonora, 769 F.3d 1005, 1011 (9th Cir. 2014));
- Drafted several successful motions for summary judgment on behalf of public entities in the areas of civil rights and employment discrimination/harassment;
- Obtained favorable settlement in representing a former Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Deputy in a high-profile civil rights action for alleged violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.