Julie is a member of Chittenden, Murday & Novotny LLC who has practiced with the Firm since its inception in 2003. She has over 15 years of experience representing insurance and financial services industry clients in ERISA litigation, life insurance litigation, insurance coverage disputes, healthcare litigation, commercial disputes, and regulatory matters. Julie has significant trial and appellate court experience, and is a frequent author and speaker on insurance and litigation issues.



Julie graduated from the University of Dayton in 1996 with Bachelors of Science in both Economics and Finance, achieving the Douglas R. Scott Award for Outstanding Major in Finance. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1999.


Julie is a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois. She is admitted to practice in Illinois, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Practice Highlights

Julie represents clients in a variety of civil and commercial matters, including litigation involving ERISA claims, life, health and disability insurance contract issues, alleged STOLI claims, financial institution bond and D&O liability insurance claims, class action allegations, securities law issues, fraud and consumer fraud claims, and negligence, malicious prosecution and other tort theories.

She is an active member of the Defense Research Institute, as part of the leadership for the Life, Health and Disability Committee and a member of the DRI for Life Committee. Julie is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association


Julie regularly writes and speaks on litigation issues, in particular those impacting life, health, and disability insurers. For over 10 years, she has been a co-author of “Recent Developments in Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Disability Insurance Case Law,” published in the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal.