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Julianne M. Avery

Drawing from my litigation and regulatory compliance experience, I develop effective solutions to clients’ complex business and environmental problems. Quotation mark
Julianne M. Avery
Julianne M. Avery

About Julianne

Avery focuses her practice on general commercial litigation and environmental matters. She has experience in state and federal actions involving contract and other business disputes and a broad array of environmental issues including Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) actions. 

During law school, Julie served as an extern to Judge Amy D. Hogue at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, and as a full-time honors law clerk with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., where she worked for the Mobile Source Enforcement Branch of the Air Enforcement Division. Before joining Miller Nash, Julie was a litigation associate at a California law firm, working with public entities in the areas of construction, real estate, and environmental regulation.

Representative Experience

  • Commercial Litigation Plus
    • Key member of team that obtained a $1.5 million verdict in large energy company’s favor in a franchise dispute.

    • Successfully obtained dismissal of large regional grocery store chain client in antitrust class action related to price-gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Second-chaired arbitration hearing defending international energy company against environmental contamination claims and obtained arbitration award in client’s favor.

    • Advised national energy client on environmental review and permitting requirements for remediation project.

    • Actively represents clients at the Portland Harbor Superfund site.

Client Collaborations



  • J.D., Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, 2015
    • National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ)
  • B.A., Colgate University, cum laude, geology, 2011
    • Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
    • Keck Geology Consortium Fellowship

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2023
  • Washington, 2023
  • California, 2017


  • Spanish


Professional Plus
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Environmental Professionals, Member
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Energy Bar Association Western Chapter, Member


  • Selected for inclusion as a Southern California Super Lawyer—Rising Stars, 2023-present
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