Julia Burwinkel Palermo


Julie Palermo concentrates her practice primarily in general litigation. She advises clients on a wide range of legal issues, including:

  • real estate litigation
  • commercial and corporate litigation
  • toxic tort litigation
  • business startups, including tax-exempt organizations

Julie is experienced in all phases of trial work, specifically in complex and electronic discovery.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Julie was the executive director of The Justice Institute for the Legal Profession, a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to provide educational programs based on the humanities for lawyers and judges. 

In addition, Julie served in the Clinton Administration, first in the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House and then at the U.S. Small Business Administration.



  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Professional Activities

Julie volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate ("CASA") with ProKids, representing abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system. She works regularly with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, serving as an education mentor and advocate to families in the Cincinnati community. Julie is also a graduate of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers ("CALL") Class of 2007.



  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Ohio


  • University of Cincinnati, BA
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, JD