Julianna Theall Earp

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Julie Theall Earp joined Smith Moore Leatherwood's litigation practice group in 1986. A partner who concentrates her practice in employment litigation, counseling, and training, Julie regularly litigates employment matters in both federal and state courts, as well as before the EEOC and the state and federal Departments of Labor. Since 2006, Julie has been recognized by Law & Politics Magazine as one of the "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina. Trained as a mediator as well as a litigator, she looks for strategic, cost-effective ways to resolve conflict in addition to traditional litigation, including mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. Julie enjoys the day-to-day counseling and problem-solving aspects of her practice and is a frequent speaker and trainer for employers and management groups.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 1986
  • B.B.A., summa cum laude, University of Georgia, 1983


  • North Carolina, 1986
  • Georgia, 1986

Academic Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Order of the Coif
  • Law Review, University of Georgia


  • Named Greensboro Best Lawyers Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year (2013)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Listed Labor and Employment, and as one of the "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina (2006-2014)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Labor and Employment Law, listed more than 15 years
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA, as one of North Carolina Leaders, Employment (2006-2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV")  Peer Review Rating *  
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Labor and Employment Law (2003-2006, 2008-2014)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star Team (2005)
  • Chair, Federal Bar Advisory Council (1999)

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional Memberships

  • Master, Guilford Inn of Court
  • President, Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter 2012-13
  • North American Transportation Employee Relations Association
  • Women in Trucking