Julia Levitskaia

Associate
Tel: 213-921-4087 
Fax: 213-612-3773
julia.levitskaia@ltlattorneys.com

EDUCATION

  • Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D., Specialization in Litigation and Intellectual Property Law, 2012)
  • Rutgers University (B.A., Psychology & Criminal Justice, 2006)

BIOGRAPHY

  • 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.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • 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.

LANGUAGES

  • Russian