Juli offers more than the nationally-recognized skills she has honed as a trial lawyer to bring complex commercial disputes to resolution. Clients realize her skills also make her well-equipped to advise on pending lawsuits, serve as an expert in legal malpractice cases, advise product manufacturers and draft tailored business contracts. 



Ms. Blanch likes to be in the courtroom. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as the Utah Chapter Committee’s Vice-Chair. She is a member of the Utah Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization where membership is considered only after having taken at least ten civil jury trials to verdict. She is also a member of the International Society of Barristers, an elite trial lawyer group into which only nine other lawyers in the state of Utah have been elected. She has tried a broad range of cases over her nearly three decades in practice, involving everything from trusts and estates, product liability, and bad faith insurance claims. Lately, her practice has focused on commercial litigation, fraud cases, and catastrophic personal injury cases. She was the chair of the Utah Civil Jury Instructions Committee, which updated the civil jury instructions used in state and federal court trials. Ms. Blanch regularly presents at seminars for Utah lawyers on the basics of litigation, jury selection, and trial techniques. She has also taught Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah Law School.

Ms. Blanch has handled dozens of appeals on the state and federal levels, including over 40 published opinions, including appeals from bench trials and jury trials and appeals from administrative decisions. She has argued before the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also served for several years on the Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure.

She has been one of a handful of Salt Lake City lawyers chosen by her peers for Super Lawyers Mountain States for the past several years in the area of product liability defense and is also regularly ranked in that publication’s list of Top 50 Women Lawyers for the Mountain States and Top 100 Lawyers for the Mountain States.

Ms. Blanch enjoys running (having completed eight Boston Marathons), cooking, and reading military history and biographies.



Trust Litigation

Representing five beneficiaries to a trust who sued the two Trustees for various breaches of fiduciary duties.

Cosmetic Surgeon Litigation

Represented world-renowned cosmetic surgeon in bad faith lawsuit and obtained a reversal on appeal of the dismissal of his punitive damage claims.

Counterclaim in Breach of Lease Allegations

Defending landlord in lawsuit alleging breach of commercial real estate lease in four properties across multiple states and brought counterclaim for breach of the lease and specific performance on a purchase option..



Harvard University, J.D., 1993

Indiana University, B.A., 1990, magna cum laude     

Political Science and East Asian Culture (majors), Spanish and English (minors)

Adjunct Professor in Pre-Trial Litigation and in Trial Practice: From Fall 2008 - 2010 and 2016, University of Utah Law School


Selected as Leading Litigator in America by LawDragon 500 2022 - 2023

Named one of Utah Business Magazine’s 2020 “Women of the Year"

Recognized in Chambers USA for General Commercial Litigation, 2018 - 2023

Recognized in Utah Business Magazine’s 2023 Legal Elite

Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

America’s Top 100 Attorneys™, Lifetime Achievement Member

Super Lawyers Mountain States, Top 50 Women Lawyers, for several years; Top 100 for General Litigation, 2022 - 2023

Super Lawyers Mountain States, Product Liability, for several years

Best Lawyers in America™ "Lawyer of the Year," Insurance Law 2016, 2023

Best Lawyers in America™ 2013 - 2024, Insurance Law and Commercial Litigation

2011 Volunteer of the Year Award, Utah March of Dimes Chapter

Utah Business Magazine 2009 - 2014, Utah Legal Elite, Civil Trial Practice

Utah Business Magazine 2008, Utah Legal Elite, Non-Profit Law

Utah Business Magazine, “Rising Star,” 2003: One of 40 Utahns under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership



Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers

Member of International Society of Barristers

Member and Utah Chapter President of ABOTA

Fellow and Utah Chapter President of ABF Fellows

Former Commissioner, Utah Pro Bono Commission

President, Salt Lake County Bar Association, 2006-2007

Past Chair of the Utah Civil Jury Instructions Committee and current member of the Product Liability Instructions Subcommittee

International Association of Defense Counsel

Member, Trial Law Institute

Member, Diversity Law Institute

Barrister, Order of Veritas


March of Dimes, Past Board Member and Board Chair

Salt Lake Rotary Club, Past Member

Planned Parenthood Action Committee, Past Board Member

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Past President, Board of Directors

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Community Advisory Board

Guadalupe School, Past Board Member





U.S. Supreme Court


Harvard University Law School