Julie Ann Sombathy attended Cumberland School of Law on a full scholarship, where she earned the degree of Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, in 1994. Julie attended Troy State University also on a full scholarship, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in Physics and History in 1991.
While at Cumberland School of Law, Julie served as a member of the Cumberland Law Review and as a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow. Upon graduation from law school, Julie was inducted into the membership of Curia Honoris, in recognition of her academic achievement.
Julie returned to her hometown of Panama City in 1994 and joined the firm in general practice. Julie primarily practices in the areas of Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning; Probate; Guardianship; Real Property Litigation and Transactions; Business and Corporate Law; Construction Law; Trade Secret Litigation; Enforcement of Noncompetition Agreements and General Civil Litigation.
Julie is a member of the Florida Bar, Bay County Bar Association, and was invited to serve as an Associate in the St. Andrew Bay Inns of Court for the 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 terms and as a Barrister in 2001. Julie was appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in 2000 by Governor Jeb Bush and served as a commissioner until July 2006. Julie was voted Reader’s Choice Best of Bay for 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 in the Panama City News Herald’s annual contest.
Julie is admitted to practice law before both State court and Federal court (Northern District, United States District Court) and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.