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Overview

Julissa Rodriguez is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the Appellate Practice Group. She is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar.

Julie focuses her practice on appellate litigation and trial support during all stages of litigation, which includes pre-trial motion practice, jury instructions, post-trial motion practice and proceedings supplementary. She also advises clients on securing stays of orders or judgments while a case is pending on appeal. Julie has over 17 years of experience representing clients in both state and federal courts in a variety of areas of law, including products liability, class action defense, business and tort litigation, real estate litigation, insurance disputes and employment litigation.

Before joining Shutts, Julie practiced appeals at an international law firm, where she chaired the firm’s Miami Appellate Department. Her appellate experience also includes serving as a judicial law clerk for Judge Rodolfo Sorondo, Jr., at the Third District Court of Appeal of Florida.

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 1998
    • Associate Editor, ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law
  • Florida International University, B.A., 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section
  • Board Member, Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2017-2020
    • Committee Co-Chair of Corporate Counsel Liaison Committee, Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2018-2020
    • Committee Co-Chair of Table for Eight, State Court Judges, Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2017-2018
  • Forum Member, The Commonwealth Institute
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Former Co-Vice Chair, Business Law Section, Appellate Subcommittee, 2013-2016
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
  • Member, Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society
  • Big Sister Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, School to Work Program, 2014-2016

Recognition

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2013-2019
  • Appellate Practice, Florida Super Lawyers, 2017-2019
  • Women in the Law, Appellate Practice, The Best Lawyers Business Edition, 2016-2018
  • “Top 25 Most Influential Business Women in South Florida,” South Florida Business Journal, 2018
  • “Leader in the Law,” Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2017

Presentations

  • Panelist, Jury Instructions and Verdict Forms, American Bar Association Appellate Practice Regional CLE Program, May 2019
  • Table Leader, Diversity and Talent Retention, American Society/Council of America’s (AS/COS) Sixth Annual Women’s Hemisphere Network Forum, April 2019
  • Panelist, Impleaded Third-Parties in Proceedings Supplementary: Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Dade County Bar Association Annual Bench & Bar, April 2019
  • Panelist, Preventing Errors at Trial: Perfecting Your Appeal, American Inns of Court Bench & Bar Conference, March 2019
  • Panelist, Post Trial Issues … Looking Ahead to the Appeal, American Bar Association Appellate Practice Regional CLE Program, April 2017

Languages

  • Spanish

Practice Areas

Publications

  • Co-author, Civil Stays, Florida Appellate Practice, The Florida Bar, 2006-2017
  • Co-author, Extraterritorial Application of. U.S. Laws, International Labor and Employment Laws, Bloomberg BNA, 2009-2017