Julie M. Walker


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Julie Walker is a litigation attorney and ADR professional at Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, where she leads the Firm’s litigation and ADR practice groups. She has extensive experience as a trial attorney representing individuals and businesses in federal and state courts as well as in arbitrations and mediations across the country. She has tried multiple jury and bench trials to verdict in Colorado, California and other jurisdictions. She has handled complex litigation for all types of businesses in a variety of matters involving construction, professional liability, product liability, qui tam, financial services, complex torts, employment, and commercial litigation. Julie also has experience assisting licensed professionals in responding to regulatory inquiries or disciplinary matters.

In addition to her litigation practice, Julie serves as an ADR professional in the roles of arbitrator and mediator.  Julie serves on the Commercial, Construction and Consumer panels with the American Arbitration Association and is a member of the AAA’s Roster of Mediators. Julie also serves on the Construction Defect Resolution Services arbitration and mediation panels, and as a private mediator.

Julie presently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Miner’s Alley Playhouse in Golden, Colorado.



  • California
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the State of Colorado


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1994
  • A.B., Muhlenberg College, 1987

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to 5280 Magazine’s Top Lawyers List for Construction Litigation, 2023
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Litigation, 2015 – Present
    • Construction Litigation, 2024
  • Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers for Professional Liability Defense, 2015 – Present
  • Selected to Law Week Colorado’s “People’s Choice”, 2012
  • Selected to The Legal 500 for Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, 2009-2010
  • Judge William E. Doyle American Inn of Court – Historian Mentoring Award
  • AIA Large Firm Roundtable Spring Conference, Summary of pending Colorado construction defect legislation and DORA process for design professionals, April 2024
  • Co-Presenter, “Arbitration Myths and Insights for the ADR Practitioner,” 17th Annual Colorado ADR Conference – New Horizons for ADR: Expanding the Profession and Elevating Our Skills, October 2023
  • Author and Speaker, “High Times in the Construction Industry,” CNA Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, 2019
  • Contributing Author, “Grit, The Secret to Advancement – Stories of Successful Women Lawyers,” ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, August 2017
  • Speaker, DRI Women in the Law Seminar – Rainmaking Workshop, February 2016
  • Speaker, “Twelve Angry… Jurors: Diversity and Jury Selection,” IADC Annual Meeting, July 2015
  • Author and Speaker, “Collaboration or Conflict: What Results When a Claim Triggers Both General and Professional Liability Coverage,” CNA Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, May 2015
  • Speaker, “The Risks of Statutory and Civil Liability on Multi-Employer Jobsites,” American Society of Safety Engineers, 2014 Professional Development Conference in Orlando, FL, June 11, 2014
  • Faculty, ABA Forum on Construction Trial Academy, June 2012
  • Contributing Author, “In Memoriam: The Honorable Judge Phillip S. Figa,” 86 Denv. U.L. Rev. 851, 2009
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator for Commercial and Construction Panels
  • American Arbitration Association, Consumer Arbitrations
  • American Bar Association Women in Dispute Resolution Committee
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Committee
  • American Inn of Court
  • California Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Judge William E. Doyle American Inn of Court
  • Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee Member (past)
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Leadership for the Arts Alumni
  • President of the Board of Directors, Miner’s Alley Playhouse, Golden, Co
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