Julie M. Wade

Julie Wade is an experienced federal litigator whose practice focuses on federal criminal investigations and defense.   She has extensive experience in federal court as a criminal defense attorney, and formerly as a federal prosecutor, private civil lawyer, and law clerk for the Honorable J.L. Edmondson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  She has assisted clients in a variety of federal criminal matters at the trial level and in appeals to the Eleventh Circuit. 

Julie is also involved in civic matters in the Savannah community.  She represents District One on the Board of Education for the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. She is also a member of the Historic Savannah Foundation Board of Trustees and serves as the Chairperson of the Development Committee.  She participated in Leadership Savannah, class of 2009.  Julie recently was recognized in the inaugural class of the University of Georgia Top 40 Under 40.


Bar Membership and Admissions: 

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Courts for District of Massachusetts and Northern, Middle, 
and Southern Districts of Georgia
State Bars of Georgia (active) and Massachusetts (retired)
American Bar Association
Savannah Bar Association
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers



University of Georgia School of Law, JD 2000, summa cum laude, class rank: 3rd
Honors: Woodruff Scholar, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers 
Georgia Law Review, Managing Editor
Moot Court: two time Jessup International Moot Court Oralist; Hulsey Kimbrell Oralist

University of Georgia, BA, 1996, magna cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa; Honors Program Alumni Scholarship; Blue Key Honor Society and Scholarship,
Jasper Dorsey Outstanding Student Award



United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Georgia, Assistant US Attorney
Hunter Maclean Exely & Dunn, Litigation Associate 
Goodwin Procter, Litigation Associate
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Law Clerk for The Honorable J.L. Edmondson