Julie O. Herrera
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Julie O. Herrera

Attorney Herrera has always advocated for other people. She is passionate about serving her clients and enjoys getting to know them and hearing their stories. She takes her role as an advocate very seriously. She is always alert to what actions can be taken to benefit her clients while always maintaining the highest standards of integrity. She is creative in her approaches to advocacy and proving cases. She has a dynamic personality: she is cooperative with the other side when it would benefit her client but tough and demanding when necessary.

Because of her experience and natural strengths in persuasive speaking and analysis, Attorney Herrera welcomes the opportunity to take cases to trial. She is an accomplished trial attorney, having served as lead or co-counsel in over 10 jury trials, in federal and state court. Nevertheless, she understands when settlement may be the best resolution of a case. Her thorough investigation and research allows her to negotiate skillfully and obtain favorable settlements for her clients at all stages of litigation.

Education

Bar Admissions

• State of Illinois, 2008
• Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois, 2009

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Juris Doctor, 2008

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Political Science, 2004

Activities & Affiliations

• Federal Bar Association
• National Lawyers Guild
• National Police Accountability Project-Chicago Chapter

• National Employment Lawyers Association
• American Association for Justice
• Chicago Bar Association
• Illinois State Bar Association

 

Steven J. Molitor

Steve graduated in the top 5 percent of his law school class in May 2014 and became a full-time Associate at the Law Office of Julie O. Herrera in December 2014.

He has sharp analytical skills and devotes himself fully to every issue that a client’s case may present, small or large. Early on, he works to view each matter as a whole, in order to predict the potential legal battles that may arise in the future. His knowledge and thoroughness then allow him to provide intelligent advice, especially where complex and difficult problems may be involved, which is often the case in civil rights litigation.

More importantly, these strengths—along with his writing abilities—allow him to effectively expose weaknesses in the defense to the other side and to strengthen the client’s position during negotiation. And, when the other side does not see something the same way, Steve embraces the opportunity to argue the client’s position convincingly.

Steve cares deeply about the firm’s clients and the injustices that they face. He takes pride in his honesty and works his hardest to help each client obtain the best result possible, given the unique circumstances of each case.

Education

Bar Admissions

• State of Illinois, 2014
• Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois, 2015
• Central District of Illinois, 2015

John Marshall Law School
Juris Doctor, 2014

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Finance, 2010

Activities & Affiliations

• Federal Bar Association
• National Lawyers Guild
• National Police Accountability Project-Chicago Chapter

• National Employment Lawyers Association
• American Association for Justice
• Chicago Bar Association
• Illinois State Bar Association