Julie Laemmle Watts


How do you achieve success for clients?
I achieve success for clients by listening to their question or concern, determining the necessary scope of work, and working efficiently to answer the question or resolve the situation.


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 transactions and litigation work, healthcare litigation and employment matters.

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  • 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


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, 2014

B.A., Saint Mary’s College magna cum laude, (Mass Communication, minors in business administration and public relations)

  • Excellence in Communication Award, 2011


  • 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


  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Ones to Watch” in Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law, 2021-2024
  • Recognized by her peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2021-2024


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


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association


  • Leadership Louisville’s Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program, Class of 2023
  • 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


  • “Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property,” KBA Issues for Corporate House Counsel Seminar (April 2022)
  • “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)

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