Julie Wade is an experienced federal litigator whose practice focuses on federal criminal investigations and defense and business litigation.   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 Past-President of the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary and serves on the board of Girls on the Run  She participated in Leadership Savannah, class of 2009.  Julie has been recognized by the University of Georgia Top 40 Under 40 and the Savannah Magazine’s Next Generation Rising Star.  In 2014, Julie received the John B. Miller Award from the Savannah Bar in recognition for outstanding service to the community.



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)
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