Driven by compassion and relentless advocacy for her clients in negotiations and courtroom defense, Julia is exceptionally experienced at winning cases at the trial level. She has been lead counsel in more than 60 criminal jury trials – most resulting in full acquittal or convictions on lesser charges. Her philosophy is that being prepared and not afraid to litigate is the best way to achieve a dismissal or other favorable resolution.
Nearly all of Julia’s legal background has been in courtroom defense. She began her career as a senior deputy public defender practicing in Denver, Boulder and Broomfield Counties for nearly nine years. During her tenure as a public defender, Julia was lead defense counsel for a full range of felonies, including first degree murder, complex sexual assault, intricate economic crime cases, internet sex crimes, offenses involving child abuse and sexual assaults on children, DUI and traffic cases and habitual criminal charges. She has since gained experience practicing in Federal District Court in Denver, Grand Junction, and Casper, Wyoming on various wildlife, outfitting, and gun-related charges.
Julia has also taken her courtroom litigation skills into the family courts to defend motions for permanent protective orders, motions to restrict parenting time and motions to modify parental decision-making. High conflict family cases are often related to criminal accusations and Julia believes it is highly advantageous to have one law firm handle these concurrent issues as they arise.
Julia Stancil’s wealth of trial and litigation experience is coupled with her compassion and tireless support for her clients. In her free time, Julia teaches group fitness classes and enjoys cooking and outdoor activities with her husband and two children.
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, J.D. 2004 – Chancellor Scholar
Arizona State University, Honors College 1999 – B.A. Political Science, Summa Cum Laude
Admitted to Colorado Bar and U.S. District Court for District of Colorado
Colorado Women’s BarAssociation
Colorado HIV/AIDS Decriminalization Group