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Overview

Julianna B. Walo is an Attorney in the firm’s Justice for Kids Division, Kelley Kronenberg’ s national practice dedicated to providing legal services to abused, disabled, and catastrophically injured children harmed in foster care, shelters, residential treatment centers, group homes, and other child welfare settings, as well as all children harmed by the acts of others.

Previous to joining Justice for Kids, Julianna assisted in handling matters related to all types of civil litigation, including commercial, transportation, construction, breach of contract, premises, product liability, and workers’ compensation issues.

Prior to joining the firm, she gained experience at a Chicago-based firm where she provided legal analysis of toxic tort, product liability, premises liability, and construction negligence cases.

Julianna also served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Moira S. Johnson in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, handling a wide variety of responsibilities including drafting judicial orders and opinions on behalf of the Court and conferred with judges for the resolution of cases.

Julianna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University.  She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, where she was the lead articles editor for The Review of Intellectual Property Law.  She served as President of the Polish American Law Student Association and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society. She also served as an extern for the Honorable Brigid M. McGrath in the Commercial Calendar of the Circuit Court of Cook County and she practiced in a pro bono trademark clinic.  Additionally, she holds a JD certificate in Intellectual Property and Trademark Law.

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • DePaul University, B.A. 2011


Practice Areas




Accolades, Associations & News

  • Super Lawyers magazineIllinois “Rising Stars”2020– 2022

 

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member of the ISBA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023
    • Member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations- Cook County for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023
    • Member of the Child Law Section Council
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Advocates Society
  • Associate Board Member, Connections for Abused Woman and their Children for 2021-2022
  • Member, The Greater Chicago Cage Bird Society 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Attorney Judge, Chicago Coalition for Law-Related Education
  • Liaison, AMVOTE Judicial Exchange Committee, 2018
  • Volunteer Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem for minors, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)
  • Volunteer, Chicago Marathon for the Advocate Charitable Foundation
  • Volunteer, St. Hyacinth Basilica’s Program for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Volunteer, St. Francis Xavier School
  • Volunteer, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Publications

  • Author, The Art of Food Placement: Will the U.S. Follow Germany’s Lead in Copyrighting Artistic Food Placement? 15 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 565 (2016).

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