Julie E. Van Wert


515 S Flower Street

Suite 1000

Los Angeles, CA 90071

T: (213) 404-0244




  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1989, English, High Honors in Major
  • University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1993


With 25 years of experience, Ms. Van Wert specializes in insurance coverage and litigation and the defense of professional liability matters against lawyers, among other professionals.  She also defends employment related matters, including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims.

 Areas of Focus

Insurance Coverage and Litigation

Ms. Van Wert specializes in representing insurers in intricate and complicated coverage disputes with an emphasis on professional liability, employment practices liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, technology and media liability, and commercial general liability matters.

Having started her legal career in the public interest arena, primarily in the area of children’s rights and advocacy for the homeless, and her coverage practice representing policy holders, Ms. Van Wert's breadth of experience makes her uniquely adept at bringing complicated and bitterly contested matters to resolution.

Professional Liability

In representing lawyers and law firms, amongst other professionals, Ms. Van Wert is a passionate advocate for her clients and has been very successful through an aggressive and efficient litigation practice paired with a commitment to exploring all avenues of early resolution.

Employment and Labor

Ms. Van Wert has successfully defended employers in matters arising out of all aspects of federal and state employment laws, including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims.