Julie Stromberg

Attorney, Of Counsel

Practice Area: Special Education and School Discipline


Julie Stromberg earned a B.A. in English and Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She then attended Loyola Law School where she earned her J.D. and served as Chief Research Editor of the Loyola Law School International and Comparative Law Review. Julie has published numerous articles in the American Bar Association publications on environmental issues.


Julie is an experienced civil litigator focusing on educational, civil, and disability rights. In her early career, Julie was a litigation attorney focused on environmental and business litigation for a large, national law firm. Julie expanded her area of practice to include education law with an emphasis on special education law after her experience as a parent of a child with learning differences. Julie’s love for special education and civil rights led her to Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), 501C-3 non-profit, public interest advocacy organization that champions the civil rights of people with disabilities through education, advocacy, and litigation. As a Senior Attorney with the DRLC, Julie represented persons with disabilities who experienced discrimination in violation of their civil rights and worked to remove barriers to full participation by persons with disabilities in schools. She left the non-profit legal world for private practice as a Senior Attorney for a boutique education law firm in Culver City, California. 

Education Law Experience

Julie’s experience as the mother of a young child with learning differences ignited a profound passion for special education advocacy and the desire to advocate on behalf of children and their families. She represents youth with a wide range of disabilities and their families at IEP meetings, mediation, administrative due process hearings, and in state and federal court.  Julie has deep experience with every aspect of special-education practice and has cultivated the legal expertise necessary to help her clients face a full spectrum of issues. She represents her clients using a multi-disciplinary approach aiming to address the multi-faceted and complex issues each client and their family may face; including, but not limited to, special education, dependency, access to medical and mental health services, conservatorships, and more. Her goal with each client is to make a meaningful, lasting impact on her client.

A Note from Julie

I believe in the old Jewish saying from the Talmud that “whoever saves one life saves the entire world.” I equally believe in purposeful being. I view every client that I have as a potential to change their lives. If I can just change one life for the better, I create a meaningful impact on the entire world. I am an advocate at heart and an empath — an excellent combination to fight for my clients. As a mother of three young children, two with special needs, I have firsthand experience with the challenges and injustices in our education system. I hope that through my experience, both personally and professionally, I can help children and their caregivers by easing the burden of the inevitable challenges in life and set them up for a successful, healthy, and positive future.