Meet Julia

Julia McGurk

Julia joined McAllister Olivarius in 2022 as a Legal Analyst on our US team. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a paralegal with the Immigration Intervention Project at Sanctuary for Families, a New York based non-profit dedicated to serving survivors of gender-based violence. In her position at Sanctuary, she concentrated primarily on asylum cases and developed an interest in the intersection of narrative and law.

Julia graduated magna cum laude with a degree in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and exploring cities looking for the best spots to do both.

Foreign language(s)

  • Spanish

I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites as you are kind and understanding to your clients.

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

I would like to say from bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to all the team. Now I can go and forget my former employer. God bless you all.

Unfair Dismissal client, confidential