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Julie Laemmle Watts

Associate

P 502-562-7130 F 502-589-0309

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

 

Julie Laemmle Watts is a member of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment and Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Teams. She concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial disputes, trademark and copyright transaction and litigation work, healthcare litigation and employment matters.

Julie  Laemmle Watts

Location

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

Representative Matters

  • Represents individuals and corporations in evaluating potential trade and service marks, prosecuting state and federal applications for trade and service marks and enforcing trademark rights against others
  • Represents individuals and corporations in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, including Oppositions and Cancellations
  • Obtained summary judgment for county board of education in case involving disability discrimination, gender discrimination, retaliation and other employment-related violations
  • Obtained partial dismissal in False Claims Act matter, successfully dismissing certain client defendants based on the corporate conspiracy doctrine
  • Obtained summary judgment for brake manufacturer in product liability action
  • Obtained summary judgment for correctional facility nurse in Eighth Amendment denial of medical treatment claim brought by inmate

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. (2014 - 2017); Long term healthcare defense; premises, product & professional liability defense

Education

2014 - J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, Senior Managing Editor; Sherman Minton Court; CALI award for excellence in transaction drafting

2011 - B.A., Saint Mary's College magna cum laude, in Mass Communication, minors in business administration and public relations; Excellence in Communication Award

Presentations

  • "Protecting Your Competitive Edge: Tips and Tools for Successfully Guarding Your Company’s Intellectual Property," co-presenter with Michelle Browning Coughlin, Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs In-House Counsel Litigation Seminar (November 2018)

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Admissions

Kentucky

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Civic Involvement

  • Nativity Academy Associate Board, Member
  • Fund for the Arts NeXt Ambassador Program, 2017-2018
  • Community Catholic Center Mentoring Program, 2016-2018
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law Young Alumni Steering Committee, Member
  • Junior League of Louisville, Member
  • Saint Mary’s College Belles of the Last Decade, Member, 2012-2018; Co-Chair, 2016-2018

Publications

Interests

Running, kickboxing, spending time with family

Representative Matters

  • Represents individuals and corporations in evaluating potential trade and service marks, prosecuting state and federal applications for trade and service marks and enforcing trademark rights against others
  • Represents individuals and corporations in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, including Oppositions and Cancellations
  • Obtained summary judgment for county board of education in case involving disability discrimination, gender discrimination, retaliation and other employment-related violations
  • Obtained partial dismissal in False Claims Act matter, successfully dismissing certain client defendants based on the corporate conspiracy doctrine
  • Obtained summary judgment for brake manufacturer in product liability action
  • Obtained summary judgment for correctional facility nurse in Eighth Amendment denial of medical treatment claim brought by inmate

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. (2014 - 2017); Long term healthcare defense; premises, product & professional liability defense

Education

2014 - J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, Senior Managing Editor; Sherman Minton Court; CALI award for excellence in transaction drafting

2011 - B.A., Saint Mary's College magna cum laude, in Mass Communication, minors in business administration and public relations; Excellence in Communication Award

Presentations

  • "Protecting Your Competitive Edge: Tips and Tools for Successfully Guarding Your Company’s Intellectual Property," co-presenter with Michelle Browning Coughlin, Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs In-House Counsel Litigation Seminar (November 2018)

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Admissions

Kentucky

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Civic Involvement

  • Nativity Academy Associate Board, Member
  • Fund for the Arts NeXt Ambassador Program, 2017-2018
  • Community Catholic Center Mentoring Program, 2016-2018
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law Young Alumni Steering Committee, Member
  • Junior League of Louisville, Member
  • Saint Mary’s College Belles of the Last Decade, Member, 2012-2018; Co-Chair, 2016-2018

Publications

Interests

Running, kickboxing, spending time with family

Julie  Laemmle Watts