Julie E. Maurer


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    2929 North Central Avenue
    Suite 1700
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

Julie Maurer is a partner in the Phoenix office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Transportation and Complex Commercial Litigation Practices. Julie routinely represents clients in jurisdictions throughout the United States in the areas of transportation, commercial litigation, and tort defense. She has extensive experience as lead chair in bench and jury trials as well as public and private-operated arbitrations. She has represented clients in trials identified as Arizona’s most significant defense verdicts. She is listed in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and recognized repeatedly in Southwest Super Lawyers. Julie also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Superior Court of Maricopa County in commercial  litigation matters.

Julie's transportation expertise extends to all areas of carriage, including representing shippers, motor, rail, air and ocean carriers, brokers and intermediaries. She handles freight loss and damage claims, and litigates issues related to the collection of tariff and transportation charges. Julie also negotiates and advises clients on transportation contracts and insurance issues. She counsels food truck operators on licensure and regulatory issues.

Julie represents clients in a wide-variety of business disputes, including breach of contract, non-competition, real estate, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation matters. She also represents clients in the defense of toxic tort and wrongful death matters. She was a trial attorney of a toxic tort case named as one of 2007's most significant defense verdicts in Arizona.

Julie serves as Judge Pro Tempore for the Arizona Superior Court of Maricopa County, and regularly conducts settlement conferences and mediations for civil litigation matters.

Published Opinions

  • United Van Lines, LLC v. Deming, 2017 WL 3149301, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116308 (N.D. Cal. July 25, 2017).
  • Pinnacle Pines Cmty Ass'n v. Everest Nat'l Ins. Co., Chartis Specialty Co., et al., No. CV-12-08202-PCT-DGC, 2014 WL 1875166 (D. Ariz. May 9, 2014).
  • Pacific Indemnity Co. v. Atlas Van Lines, Inc. 642 F. 3d 702 (9th Cir. 2011).
  • Pacific Indemnity Co. v. Pickens Kane Moving & Storage Co., et al., 655 F. Supp. 2d 1023 (D. Ariz. 2009).
  • In re Accuride Erie, 125 LA 1061 (Franckiewicz 2008).


  • "Implied Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege in Arizona Bad Faith Cases: Is it a 'Magical Admission' Standard?," Law Blog (2015).
  • "Post-ICCTA Federal Jurisdiction Over Recovery of Freight Charges," Transportation Law Institute (2007).
  • "Collection of Freight Charges: A Case for Federal Jurisdiction," The Transportation Lawyer (2006).


  • Judge Pro Tempore for the Arizona Superior Court of Maricopa County.
  • Mountain States Legal Foundation, Board of Litigation, Arizona Delegate.

Community Activities

  • Arizona Women's Education and Employment, Board of Directors.
  • Phoenix ToolBank, Vice-President, Board of Directors.
  • Suns Charities 88.
  • Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Arizona.



Arizona Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • Conference of Freight Counsel
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

Awards & Honors

  • Award of Professional Distinction, Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 40 Under 40, Phoenix Business Journal
  • Rising Star, Southwest Super Lawyer, Civil Litigation Defense and Employment Litigation Defense
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Academy, Stanford Law School
  • Ladder Down, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel


University of Notre Dame Law School

Juris Doctor, 2004

  • Solicitation Editor and Symposium Chair for the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy

Arizona State University

Master of Public Administration, summa cum laude, 1998

University of Missouri-Rolla

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1996

  • 2010 Athletic Hall of Fame - 1995 -1996 Women's Basketball Team
  • Award of Professional Distinction, Missouri University of Science and Technology 

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