Julie B. Essenburg

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 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

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.