Elias v. City of Seattle, $2.8 million jury verdict - 2016
Chagoya v. State, $8 million settlement - 2014
T.D. v. State, $2.5 million settlement - 2016
T.T. v. State, $2.035 million settlement - 2016
Gregory v. State, $1.1 million settlement - 2016
SJ v. State, $1.8 million settlement - 2016
Ferguson et al v. King County, $1 million settlement - 2013
Cox v. Gig Harbor, $310,000 settlement - 2014
Fletcher v. State, $750,000 settlement - 2016
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecutor's Office, Criminal Division, October 2000-present
Sexual Assault Unit, May 2007- present, January 2003- July 2004
Supervising Attorney, Juvenile Unit, May 2006- May 2007
Appellate Unit, July 2005- May 2006
Trial Teams Unit, July 2004- July 2005
Domestic Violence Unit, October 2001- January 2003
Special Drug Unit, May 2001-October 2001
Juvenile Unit, October 2001- May 2001
Van Ness Feldman, Legislative Assistant, August 1997- May 1999
Senior Legislative Assistant, United States Senator Slade Gorton, January 1991- August 1997
Professional Accomplishments and Interests:
August 9, 2013, San Francisco, CA - American Bar Association Annual Meeting Invited Speaker, "Child Victims in the Juvenile System."
Because of her extensive experience in prosecuting offenders who committed sexual assaults against children, the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section invited Julie to speak on a panel discussing the rights of child victims in our criminal justice system.
2010 Recipient of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Award for "Outstanding Trial Advocacy in Criminal Litigation
2007 Candidate for U.S. Attorney for Western District of Washington
1995 Recipient of U.S. Senator Slade Gorton's "Outstanding Legislative Assistant of the Year" Award
October 2010 Guest speaker at Harborview Sexual Assault Center Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner annual training
December 2010 Guest speaker at The Seminar Group CLE: "Attorney CSI: Using Criminal Forensic Methods to Win Civil Cases."
Law review article: U.S. Senator Gorton and Julie Kays. "Salvage Logging: Point and Counterpoint: Legislative History of the Timber Salvage Amendments Enacted in 104th Congress: A small victory for timber communities in the Pacific Northwest."
Board member, Children’s Response Center, providing services for physically and sexually abused children.