Since 1994, Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, has been practicing law in the metro Atlanta area and beyond. Throughout her extensive career, she has provided legal representation to clients both inside and outside of court in various practice areas, including, family law, personal injury, workers compensation, criminal law,, contracts, civil litigation, collections, medical malpractice, and more. Julie A. Rice has also served as of counsel for the distinguished Atlanta-based law firm, Smith, White, Sharma & Halpern, now known as Law-In-Atlanta, where she is presently affiliated.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1990. Her double major was in Psychology and Women’s Studies, and she also obtained a minor in Scandinavian Studies. Julie went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law, a private accredited law school in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1993. She became a licensed attorney in the state of Georgia on June 4, 1994, and can be found in the State Bar of Georgia under Julie A. Rice or Julie A. Hauge Rice, Attorney at Law.
Julie has been a member of Good Standing with the Georgia State Bar since 1994, and has been a member of the criminal law, family law, landlord/tenant, alternative dispute resolution, employment law, business law, civil litigation, and equine law sections. She is also the founding partner and former Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta based company Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialists, LLC, and she is a registered Neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution that is governed by the State Bar of Georgia, and is registered in the areas of Domestic Relations Mediation, Arbitration, General Mediation, and Specialized Domestic Violence Mediation. She has over 500 cases of neutral experience as a mediator in her legal career and has successfully resolved disputes involving family law matters, collection matters, landlord tenant issues, personal injury matters, medical malpractice matters, business conflicts, and contractual disputes.
Julie is extremely passionate about pursuing medical malpractice cases due to a deep personal tragedy. Her brother, Anthony, passed away as a result of medical malpractice, and this completely avoidable event took a toll on her family. Without the medical error, her brother, Anthony, would be alive today.
Julie A. Rice’s personal experience with medical malpractice has shaped her career as an attorney. After losing her brother due to medical malpractice, Julie became dedicated to helping victims of medical errors and malpractice.
Her family’s experience with the legal system after her brother’s death, and the inadequate compensation they received, inspired Julie to fight for justice and fair compensation for her clients. She understands the pain and suffering that medical malpractice can cause and is committed to ensuring that her clients receive the support they need throughout the legal process.
Although she knows that no amount of money can bring a loved one back, Julie believes that it’s important to hold medical professionals accountable for their mistakes and to work toward preventing similar tragedies from happening in the future. Her compassion and dedication have earned her a reputation as a skilled and caring advocate for victims of medical malpractice.
Julie held the position of Chief Legal Counsel at the publicly traded company Century Business Services, Inc. (CBIZ), where she was responsible for setting up and managing the legal department. During her time at CBIZ, she drafted more than 1,000 legal documents annually and, in one of her final years as Chief Legal Counsel, generated over $500,000 in profits with the assistance of one legal assistant. Additionally, she provided support to external legal counsel in ongoing litigation.
Julie has been a valuable member of the academic community for many years. As a Senior Professor and Subject Matter Expert, she has shared her knowledge and expertise in Conflict Management with graduate students for nine years. Her classes, including Managing Conflict in the Workplace and The Legal Environment, provide students with a solid foundation in conflict resolution and legal issues. In addition to her role at this university, Julie has also served as Lead Faculty of Law and Ethics at another accredited institution. She has taught a diverse range of courses, from Enterprise Risk to Criminal Law, as well as courses focused on critical thinking, philosophy, and ethics in the administration of justice. Her passion for education and her dedication to her students have made her a highly respected member of the academic community.
Julie has also obtained her insurance license in the State of Georgia in life, accident and sickness insurance, and her Real Estate License.