Biography

Julius is a litigator and counselor who maintains a national practice.

He represents clients in various industries in complex civil litigation, enforcement actions, and administrative regulatory proceedings.  Much of his litigation practice is focused on environmental issues, representing clients in contaminated property disputes; toxic tort claims; contractual disputes; and complex commercial litigation. His ability to connect with clients and learn the intricacies of their businesses allows him to align his legal counsel with targeted actions to advance clients’ goals.

Handling cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, his multifaceted experience in resolving conflicts enables him to achieve favorable results that satisfy both practical and economic objectives for the firm’s clients.

Environmental Justice

Julius also co-founded and co-chairs B&D’s Environmental Justice (EJ) practice group. He advises clients, evaluates EJ operational risks, designs and implements comprehensive EJ strategies, and proactively implements EJ considerations in project development. Julius regularly speaks and writes on EJ issues and is routinely quoted on EJ developments in publications such as Law360, Bloomberg, InsideEPA, and E&E News. He also frequently hosts episodes of Groundtruth, an EJ-focused podcast series created in partnership with the Environmental Law Institute.

Environmental Compliance Counseling

Additionally, Julius is a trusted advisor who provides strategic advice to C-suite executives and operational personnel on various environmental compliance and emerging ESG risks. He counsels clients on developing and implementing environmental compliance programs, and helps clients test the effectiveness of programs through environmental audits.

Civic Involvement and Pro Bono Legal Service

Julius counsels clients on developing and implementing environmental compliance programs. He never loses sight of the strategies needed to operate businesses more effectively within various regulatory regimes and laws. He helps clients optimize their processes and ensure that they are in compliance with their environmental obligations. Additionally, helps clients test the effectiveness of programs through environmental audits.

For Julius, practicing law also provides an effective way for him to be a catalyst for societal change. When situations present, he advises clients on strategies to consider the concerns of the traditionally disenfranchised. Among recent examples, Julius worked alongside a leading utility company that faced significant opposition to several projects based on their potential impact on low-income and minority residents. To help resolve these issues—and mitigate future opposition—Julius helped the company design and implement a comprehensive environmental justice (EJ) program. The program now enables the company to proactively engage—consistently and uniformly—with the local communities that they serve and, where feasible, incorporate the communities’ concerns in project planning.

Civic Involvement and Pro Bono Legal Service

Julius maintains an active civic volunteer profile. He is a founding member of the Men of Color Project (MoCP), an organization designed to build leaders in the legal sector, facilitate intergenerational support, and encourage community service and civic engagement amongst men of color in the legal profession. He is also involved in prisoner advocacy, having spearheaded the firm’s participation in the Clemency Project, where attorneys assisted low-level, non-violent federal inmates in obtaining executive clemency via an Obama Administration initiative.

Since law school, Julius has been committed to providing pro bono representation, which included his work that secured the release of an inmate who was wrongfully convicted of murder after he had served 24 years in prison. Additionally, has represented pro bono clients in various areas of the law, including immigration, education, and landlord/tenant matters, to name a few.

Julius is also a board member of Unity Christian Fellowship, a STEM-focused non-profit youth development organization.

Education

  • Gettysburg College  (B.A., 2007)
    • Political Science
  • Rutgers University  (J.D., 2010)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

  • Legal Council on Legal Diversity, Pathfinder
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • National Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • National Bar Association, Environmental, Energy & Public Utilities Law Section

Honors & Awards

  • 2022-2023 "Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch," a Best Lawyers® publication, for Environmental Law
  • Law360 Rising Star (2021)
  • The Legal 500, recognition in Environmental Regulatory Law (2022) and Litigation (2021)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Environmental & Energy Lawyers (2021)
  • Super Lawyers/Rising Stars, Washington, DC, Rising Star (2017-2020)
  • National Bar Association, Nation’s Best Advocates: Top 40 Under 40
  • Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, The Ronald C. Jessamy Professionalism Award (2017)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Star of the Quarter (3rd Quarter 2016, 2nd Quarter 2017, 3rd Quarter 2018)
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll (2016-2017)

Clerkships

Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Julius clerked for the Hon. Susan D. Wigenton, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey.