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.
Breach of Fiduciary Duties
Representing five clients in a jury trial who sued two Trustees for breaches of fiduciary duties. Clients awarded damages, including pre-trial judgment and won a motion to remove the former Trustees.
Medical Malpractice Insurance Defense
Defending a plastic surgeon client in a punitive damages claim against his medical malpractice insurer.
Breach of Commercial Real Estate Lease
Defending client in tenant lawsuit alleging breach of a commercial real estate lease involving properties in Utah, Oregon and California.
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
Parsons Attorney Julianne P. Blanch Honored as Top 500 National Litigator
Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers Ranks 32 Parsons Behle & Latimer Attorneys as Top Practitioners in the Mountain States Region
Parsons Behle & Latimer Attorneys Named "Utah Legal Elite"