Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips

Ohio Department of Agriculture
  • Agricultural Law, Business Law, Landlord Tenant ...
  • Ohio
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Julie Phillips, as Assistant Chief Legal Counsel for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, provides legal counsel and advice for the Ohio Department of Agriculture while assisting government in being small business friendly. Julie Phillips’ passion for small business and agriculture started when she was 5 years old, cleaning off tables and washing dishes in the back of her parents’ Italian restaurant, eventually working her way up through the ranks to management. Valuing fresh food in the restaurant business, she also spent many years helping on the family farm growing fresh produce and tending livestock. Recognizing the many difficulties small business owners and farmers faced, especially with the many nuances of the law, Julie Phillips became an attorney to assist small businesses, including farms, to become successful. Julie Phillips counsels the ODA through transactions and issues with the confidence and expertise clients seek. With extensive real-world experience of issues small businesses and farmers face, she knows how to bring many time- and money-saving solutions to business and agricultural problems.

Julie Phillips gained significant experience with other law firms as a former partner and within the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate General. When not practicing law, Julie Phillips is an avid pianist, rides motorcycles, and supports her country as a member of the Ohio Air National Guard.

Practice Areas
    Agricultural Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
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Professional Experience
Assistant Chief Legal Counsel
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Judge Advocate General (JAG)
Ohio Air National Guard, 121st ARW
- Current
Partner / Attorney
Worley Law, LLC
Julie Phillips represented business owners and entrepreneurs who are navigating the complicated challenges of owning a small business. By listening to the needs of business owners, she helped ensure stability, mitigate risk, and increase profitability, leaving the client and their company secure, protected, and reassured. Assisting established businesses and start-ups alike, she took a holistic approach to each client, providing them with custom-tailored solutions that help them achieve their business and legal goals and establish a firm foundation for their company to grow upon. It was her top priority to help safeguard the personal and business assets of the clients, to arrive at solutions which not only secure the company but help it grow and succeed, and to leave the client with peace of mind that their business is protected against "what if". Knowledgeable in all facets of small business and commercial real estate law, Julie Phillips has extensive experience in everything from legal entity formation and asset protection, to contract negotiation and drafting. Legal Areas of Practice: Entity Selection and Business Formation Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning Contracts and Agreements, Commercial Transactions, and Negotiations Purchase and Sale of a Business and Joint Ventures Employment Issues and Independent Contractors Commercial Real Estate and Leasing Protection of Trade Secrets and Noncompetition Agreements Women in Business Collections & Business Litigation
Associate Attorney
Anthony Law, LLC
Drafted dispositive motions, requests for discovery, and complaints in consumer law, title insurance, and real property issues. Drafted correspondence and negotiated with opposing counsel, Bureau of Workers Compensation, and Ohio Department of Taxation entities on behalf of clients. Researched complex issues relating to title insurance, copyright law, workers compensation, and real estate development contracts in connection with client representation.
Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. (2009) | Law
Honors: Lawrence Negotiation Competition Finalist, Academic Promise Award
Activities: Vice President of MBA Relations, Business Law Society
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Ohio University
B.A. | Political Science with Minor in Business Adm.
Honors: Departmental Honors on Independent Study, Honors Thesis: Objectivity in the Media and the Iraq War; Ohio Capital Scholar 2003
Activities: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta
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Commendation Medal
Ohio Air National Guard
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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American Bar Association
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Chief Thomas J. Moyer Inns of Court
Social Chair
- Current
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Commercial Real Estate Women
- Current
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Columbus Bar Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Restaurant Succession Doesn't Have to be Prickly
Restaurant Management Magazine
Am I liable if my sons cause an accident?
Money Magazine
Do I Really Need to Get My Agreements in Writing?
The Metropreneur
He's an Independent Contractor, Right? It Depends on What You are Having Him Do.
The Metropreneur
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