Julie is the Managing Partner of the Atlanta, Charlotte and Greensboro offices. A veteran litigator, she 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 more than 25 years. She 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.

“Ms. Earp's exceptional mastery of employment law, leadership, and interpersonal communication skills are apparent in her appointment several years ago to managing partner.”
       ~ Labor & Employment client, 2017

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.

Before Fox Rothschild

Julie was a partner and Chair of the firm's Management Committee at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

Honors & Awards

  • The Business Journals' Influencers: Law (2018)
  • Selected as one of "The Most Admired CEOs" by Triad Business Journal (2017)
  • Selected as one of 100 “Women to Watch” by BizWomen (2017)
  • Triad Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business (2016)
  • Chambers USA, North Carolina Leaders, Employment (2006-2018)
  • North Carolina SuperLawyers, Labor and Employment (2006-2018); "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina (2006-2010, 2012, 2013)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, Labor and Employment (2013-2015)
  • Greensboro Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year":
    • Employment Law – Management (2013, 2017)
    • Labor and Employment Litigation (2016)
    • Labor Law – Management (2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Labor and Employment Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment, listed more than 20 years
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Labor and Employment Law (2003-2006, 2008-2014)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star Team (2005)
  • Chair, Federal Bar Advisory Council (1999); President, Federal Bar Association MDNC Chapter (2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top (AV) Peer Review Rating