Julie B. Essenburg is an experienced litigation and appellate attorney practicing for 28 years successfully handling trials and appeals involving auto accidents, premises liability, and insurance defense issues.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Texas Christian University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1989 and became licensed by the State Bar of Texas in November 1989.
After briefly working for a small law firm in Fort Worth, Julie joined the City of Dallas City Attorney’s Office in 1991. During her tenure as a Senior Assistant City Attorney and Deputy Chief of Tort Litigation, she tried over 100 jury trials as a municipal court prosecutor and a civil litigator handling personal injury cases. She successfully briefed and argued numerous appeals in state appellate courts, appeals before the Fifth Circuit and Texas Supreme Court, and she briefed one case for the U.S. Supreme Court. While at the City of Dallas, Julie also provided training at City-wide safety seminars, organized and conducted office-wide Continuing Legal Education programs for over 100 attorneys and paralegals, Risk Management and City department managers, and she has given numerous presentations to outside firms and associations.
Julie is the proud mother of five children ranging in age from 28 to 13-year old twin girls. Her hobbies include traveling, scuba diving, watching and scorekeeping for her girls’ sports, and volunteering with her daughter at Operation Kindness. She also fluently speaks, reads and writes in Spanish.
Verdicts & Settlements
He has obtained over $100,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. In 2007, He obtained the largest employment verdict against a public entity in the United States for $19.1 Million. The following cases are some of the verdicts and settlements that Mr. Paboojian has obtained on behalf of his clients:
- $ 19.1 Million – Stacy Johnson–Klein v. California State University, Fresno – Employment Case
- $ 10 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury
- $ 9 Million – Jane Doe & John Doe v. Concrete Pumping Truck Company – Wrongful Death/Personal Injury
- $ 5.7 Million – Gil Chavez v. D.R. Horton San Diego – Crane Accident/Spinal Cord Injury
- $ 4 Million – Martin Rodriguez v. Jason Peden – Personal Injury/Spinal Cord Injury
In 2008, Mr. Williams was president of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of ABOTA. He has addressed a number of legal organizations, including San Joaquin College of Law, in the area of civility. From 2004-2006, he served on the Board of Directors for the Fresno County Bar Association. He has provided a number of lectures to various organizations including law schools, civic groups, and health care providers in the area of personal injury and wrongful termination.
Julie holds the following licenses:
- State Bar of Texas, November 1989
- U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, January 1990
- U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, July 1998
- Supreme Court of the United States, November 2000
Honors & Achievements
Greek (fluent), English (fluent), French, Italian.