Julia Ronnebaum is a strategic and creative trial attorney, who commands the attention of jurors and judges with poise and precision. Her genuine care for each client and relentless fight on their behalf has led to significant results to compensate the needs of her clients and to hold wrongdoers accountable.
Julia began her legal career as a criminal prosecutor where she tried multiple jury trials as lead prosecutor on behalf of the State. A captivating presence in the courtroom, Julia had been described by a criminal trial judge as “one of the best trial attorneys” in the District Attorney’s office during her time there.
As a prosecutor, Julia fought to convict those who committed crimes of sexual and physical violence and other felony offenses. It is this background in criminal and courtroom experience that has quickly made Julia an emerging force as a civil trial attorney, ready to fight on behalf of those wrongfully injured. She has contributed to achieving several multi-million-dollar resolutions to compensate her clients in cases of sexual assault, medical malpractice, and other catastrophic injuries.
As an associate with VSCP LAW, Julia fiercely advocates for her clients, demanding accountability for those injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. Her practice focuses on a broad array of catastrophic injury cases, including representing children and adults that have experienced unthinkable trauma from sexual abuse, and those that have suffered catastrophic injury or death as a result of medical negligence.
Julia grew up in the Midwest and is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, where she received the CALI award for top performance in two courses: Criminal Practice in Kansas, and Torts II. In her first year of law school, she received the Payne & Jones Award for Oral Advocacy. She also devoted time during law school to mentor area high school students in a Youth Court program dedicated to developing public speaking and critical thinking skills while reducing juvenile offender recidivism.
Julia is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Kansas, and before the federal courts of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of Kansas. She is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Philadelphia Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice, and she actively participates in several sub-committees within each of those groups.
In addition to her law practice, Julia actively engages in her community. She has volunteered for several years with various equine-therapy programs serving children and adults with disabilities, including Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy in Philadelphia. She is also an active member of Impact 100, a local women’s philanthropy group focused on investing in the Philadelphia community.
When she’s not at work, Julia enjoys spending time with friends and family and exploring the Philadelphia food scene with her husband, and always welcomes restaurant recommendations.