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Julia M. Coleman

 

 

Julia M. Coleman

Associate

 

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Mallon & McCool, LLC
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Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Office: 202-393-7088
Cell: 410-570-1215
Fax: 202-293-3499
jcoleman@mallonandmccool.com
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Education
Catholic University of America,
Columbus School of Law
  Catholic University Law Review
          2010-2011 Staff Member
   Willem C. Vis International Commercial
   Arbitration Moot Team
          2010-2011 Team Member
          2011-2012 Team Captain

James Madison University

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
Maryland

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Julia M. Coleman

Julia Coleman has a wide range of experience handling litigation matters in criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings. As an associate at Mallon & McCool, LLC, Ms. Coleman has served as co-counsel in complex criminal matters in both state and federal courts. Ms. Coleman has served as lead trial counsel for civil tort actions and has also served as lead counsel in employment discrimination mediations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in federal court. In addition to her court experience, Ms. Coleman has represented clients in grand jury investigations and internal investigations.

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Appointed by a Federal Judge as co-counsel for indigent client charged with Conspiracy to Distribute One Kilogram or More of Phencyclidine, Possessing a Firearm During a Federal Drug Trafficking Offense, Armed Extortion, Armed Robbery, First Degree Burglary While Armed, Obstruction of Justice, Cruelty to Children, Unlawful Possession with the Intent to Distribute Phencyclidine and Possession of an Unregistered Firearm in United States v. Dawayne Brown, Criminal Case No. 13-CR-00203 (D.D.C.). Ms. Coleman served as lead counsel at oral argument on a motion to dismiss five of the six 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) charges against Mr. Brown, on the basis that the § 924(c) charges could not be based on a D.C. Code, and not federal, offense. After oral argument, the Court granted the motion to dismiss and concluded, in a matter of first impression for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, that “Congress intended for § 924(c) to reach only federal, U.S. Code crimes.” United States v. Dawayne Brown, et al., 58 F. Supp. 3d 115 (D.D.C 2014). In securing the dismissal of these charges, Ms. Coleman ensured that, if convicted, her client would no longer face a mandatory life sentence. On March 24, 2015, following a 12-week trial, a jury acquitted Mr. Brown on all charges, except a lesser burglary offense and Unlawful Possession with the Intent to Distribute Phencyclidine and Possession of an Unregistered Firearm.

Lead counsel for plaintiff in a personal injury action involving a multi-vehicle collision against three defendants and complex contributory negligence issues. After a two-day jury trial, the jury found that the plaintiff was not at fault for the collision and awarded a verdict for plaintiff of $15,825.20, over $9,000 more than plaintiff had sustained in medical costs and lost wages. Steven Anderson v. Moon Young Hong, et al., Case No. 24-C-13-006563 (Balt. City Cir. Ct.).

Lead counsel for plaintiff in a personal injury action, in which plaintiff had sustained over $9,070.80 in medical expenses. Following a bench trial, the Court awarded plaintiff a verdict of $19,070.80. Helen Blakney-Mills v. Robert Fritzges, Case No. 0804-0013766-2014 (Balt. Co. Cir. Ct.).

Co-counsel for a former telephone company executive charged with defrauding the Federal Lifeline telephone program out of more than $32 million in United States v. Leonard I. Solt, 14-CR-2014 (M.D. Fla.). On the eve of what was expected to be an eight-week trial, the U.S. Department of Justice dismissed all charges against Mr. Solt.

Co-counsel for Patton Boggs in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee. Following extensive discovery, Plaintiff dismissed her case with prejudice, just prior to her scheduled deposition. She received no remuneration. Colombo v. Patton Boggs, LLP, et al., 2012 CA 00321B (D.C. Super. Ct.).

Co-counsel for officer and executive of a national healthcare provider at depositions pursuant to civil investigative demands issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in a multi-state False Claims Act investigation.

Co-counsel for NSA Station Chief for Korea who pled guilty to child abuse resulting in death in Montgomery County, Maryland. Prosecutor sought a 40-year term of imprisonment. Mr. O’Callaghan was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, and he will be eligible for release in four years. State of Maryland v. Brian O’Callaghan, Case No. 124572C (Mont. Co. Cir. Ct.).