Julianna Theall Earp

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Julie Theall Earp, Chair of the Management Committee and longstanding member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. A litigator who concentrates her practice in labor and employment litigation, counseling, and training, Julie has handled employment matters in both federal and state courts, as well as before the EEOC and the state and federal Departments of Labor for over 25 years. 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.

Julie has been recognized by Law & Politics Magazine seven times as one of the "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina, and was voted Greensboro Best Lawyers Employment Law "Management Lawyer of the Year" in 2013. She is the immediate past chair of the Middle District of North Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and currently serves as Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.


  • 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


  • Named Greensboro Best Lawyers Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year (2013)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Listed Labor and Employment (2006-2015), and as one of the "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina (2006-2010, 2012, 2013)
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Business Edition list, Labor and Employment (2013, 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 (2006-2014)
  • 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
  • Chair, Employment Law Practice Group, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, 2013-14
  • President, Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter 2012-13
  • North American Transportation Employee Relations Association
  • Women in Trucking