Julia is a member of the firm's Health Care Department, concentrating her practice on medical malpractice. She has 15 years of experience focused almost exclusively on the field of medical malpractice. In her career to date, Julia has handled several hundred medical malpractice matters, having represented a large number of physicians in professional malpractice actions. She also handles complex cases involving severe, catastrophic injury and death matters, ranging from neurological damage, orthopedic damage, misdiagnosis and sudden death.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Julia was a litigator for 12 years. Most recently, she was senior corporate counsel at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, the nation's leader in providing diagnostic testing, information and services. While at Quest, Julia oversaw defense counsel throughout the United States and Canada in handling the company's professional negligence claims.
Julia spent several years coaching students at Seton Hall School of Law who represented the law school at national moot court competitions. She has also lectured for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and MD Advantage Insurance Company.
Julia graduated cum laude from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a degree in criminal justice. She was then employed as a paralegal while she attended Seton Hall School of Law. She received her juris doctor in 1994.
Julia is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Honors & Awards
•Rated BV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell
Year Joined Organization
•Analyzing Medical Records, NJICLE, Fairfield, New Jersey, January 22, 2015
•How to Obtain, Offer and Exclude Evidence, MD Advantage Insurance Company, October 2010
•Fundamentals of Trial Techniques (defense of medical malpractice cases), presented to medical malpractice defense attorneys, Hyatt Regency, New Jersey 2008
Past Employment Positions
•Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Senior Corporate Counsel
Marshall Dennehey Announces New Shareholders and Special Counsel
January 4, 2016
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 8 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, listed by office, are as follows.Philadelphia, PA: Jason W. Bialker, member of...
Prescribing High Potency Medication to a Known Drug Abuser: Is The Doctor Liable for Resulting Injuries?
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2014
By Julia A. Klubenspies, Esq.*Key Points:Was the “but for” proximate cause charge appropriate when multiple causes of the injury were possible?Was such a charge plain error by the trial judge? I..., Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 3, September 2014Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Prescribing High Potency Medication To a Known Drug Abuser: Is the Doctor Liable For Resulting Injuries?
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2014
By Julia A. Klubenspies, Esq.*Key Points:Can a physician be held liable when a patient with a known drug and alcohol history overdoses on a high-potency skin patch medication by using it in an “off-label” manner?Were the...