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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

Julie Avery’s practice focuses on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters, including on environmental enforcement, litigation and compliance, renewable energy transactional matters, and general commercial litigation. Julie assists clients with compliance and enforcement issues under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and similar state programs in California and Oregon. Julie also has experience with regulatory issues and investigations involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Recently, Julie has utilized her litigation and environmental experience to negotiate and draft Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contracts for clients with renewable energy projects throughout the country. She Julie also has experience in state and federal actions involving contract and other business disputes and a broad array of environmental, energy, and insurance coverage issues.

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

  • Renewable Energy Plus
    • Drafts and negotiates Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) agreements for a variety of solar and onshore wind projects across the country.

    • Represents a California-based manufacturing company regarding a renewable energy project dispute.

    • Actively represents clients at the Portland Harbor Superfund site in Portland, Oregon, including assisting with insurance recovery efforts.

    • Advises a manufacturing company with Los Angeles County Regional Water Board order compliance.

    • Represents a national energy company in asserting statutory and common law claims related to PFAS contamination arising from aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) against manufacturers of AFFF and PFAS in California.

    • Second-chaired California 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 in California.

    • 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.

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
  • District of Columbia, 2023
  • California, 2017

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


  • Spanish


Professional Plus
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Environmental Section, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Mommy Esq., 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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