Fox Rothschild Associate Named Volunteer of the Month

February 13, 2013 – Press Releases

Philadelphia VIP has named Julie D. Goldstein, an associate in the Warrington office of Fox Rothschild, Volunteer of the Month for February. Each month VIP recognizes an individual who is committed to extending beyond their typical caseload to provide outstanding pro bono service to clients in the Philadelphia area.

Goldstein proves to be an invaluable volunteer time and time again as she enthusiastically brings her extensive experience and knowledge in guardianship law to Philadelphia VIP’s cases. Her strong background and deep understanding of this practice allows her to provide low-income families with legal service that they otherwise could not afford. With the complexity that surrounds guardianship laws, many attorneys may be deterred from taking the cases, but these circumstances encourage Goldstein to share her experience and impact those who others won’t help.

“Julie is a wonderful advocate who is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients,” said Laurice Smith, VIP Staff Attorney. “Her passion for helping others is undeniable.”

As a VIP volunteer, Goldstein has represented families becoming guardians for other family members in need as well as mothers caring for mentally disabled adult dependents. In one instance, she worked tirelessly to represent a woman whose husband had passed away prior to having the opportunity to declare guardianship to his wife. The women’s stepsons fraudulently took over her husband’s business, stole his savings and forced her and her infant son out of the house. After much dedication Goldstein was able to ensure the husband be buried close to his wife, in Philadelphia, and not overseas as his sons suggested. Her client now volunteers to support other women who have suffered loss.

Goldstein believes in the importance of pro bono work and advocates that all lawyers have an obligation to help mitigate unfortunate situations. She cites “helping others” as her main motivation for pursuing a career in law.

Goldstein’s practice at Fox focuses on construction, environmental, estate and commercial litigation. She represents companies of all sizes in business-related litigation matters and has defended clients in large class action lawsuits and represented clients before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board.

Goldstein received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2005. She earned her B.A. from Emory University in 2002.