Julie Thorpe-Lopez Esq.

Julie Thorpe-Lopez Esq.

San Diego, California
Julie Thorpe-Lopez is a Partner with Tatro & Lopez, LLP, and represents clients who've suffered personal injury as a result of-among other things-motor vehicle collisions, elder abuse, and medical malpractice. Julie also advises nonprofit and other business organizations, and handles business litigation and consumer class action matters. She is frequently requested to speak to other trial attorneys regarding her expertise in ESI discovery, and has been a vanguard in achieving far-reaching results in the field. And as a former social worker, Julie is a compassionate guide and fierce protector of her clients who are often in crisis when they seek her representation.

Julie has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers consecutively for the past three years, a distinction awarded to fewer than 3% of attorneys in the state. She serves on the Board of Directors for disABILITY Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to provide sports facilities to disabled individuals and their families. She is a committee member of Lawyer's Club's Community Outreach Committee, and provides pro bono legal services for Postpartum Progress, Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicating to raising awareness about maternal mental illness.

After earning a Masters degree in Social Work, Julie earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law, where she was regularly on the Dean's List, served as an editor of California Western Law Review, and published her article on workplace discrimination. Julie is licensed to practice law in both California and Arizona, where she earned the 3rd highest score in the state on the 2009 Arizona Bar exam.

Areas of Practice

  • 85% Litigation
  • 15% Business & nonprofit advising

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008
  • Arizona, 2009


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. cum laude - 2008
    • Law Review: Western Law Review, Editor
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology and English
  • Arizona State University, Phoenix
    • Masters of Social Work - 2003
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • America’s Melting Pot: Language Not Included. Workplace Language Discrimination and the European Union as a Model Framework, California Western Int’l Law Journal, Fall 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2015-present
  • 3rd place award, Arizona Bar exam, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • disABILITY Sports Foundation, Board Member, 2017
  • Lawyer’s Club, Community Outreach Committee, Committee Member, 2017
  • Lawyer’s Club, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Postpartum Progress, Inc, Advocate
  • Postpartum Progress, Inc, Organizer, Climb Out of the Darkness, 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Law Clerk, 2008 - 2009
  • U.S. District Court, San Diego CA, Judicial Extern, 2008
  • United States Attorney, San Diego CA, Clerk, Civil Division, 2007
  • Our Town Family Center, Social Worker, 1999 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono attorney, Postpartum Progress, Inc., 2015 - 2017