Juli Farris’ clients count on her commitment to excellence to meet their legal needs. Juli is a member of Keller Rohrback’s nationally-recognized Complex Litigation Group and serves as Supervising Partner of the firm’s Santa Barbara office. Her current cases include serving as co-lead counsel representing victims of the 2015 Refugio California Oil Spill and representing patients affected by prescription drug overcharges. She is also part of the team pursuing claims to hold drug manufacturers accountable for the current opioid health crisis.
In addition to her work on environmental torts, consumer protection and whistleblower litigation, Juli has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in class action litigation involving banking and securities regulation, antitrust, ERISA fraud and other areas.
Before she joined Keller Rohrback in 1991, Juli served as a judicial law clerk for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and she practiced law at the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin, where her practice involved trial and appellate litigation covering a wide array of subject matters.
Juli divides her time between the firm’s Seattle and Santa Barbara offices.
Bar and Court Admissions
1990, District of Columbia
1995, Western District of Washington
1997, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
1999, Central District of California
2000, Northern District of California
2001, Eastern District of California
2003, Southern District of California
2003, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
2003, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Stanford University – B.A., 1982, English
Stanford Law School – J.D., 1987
Notes Editor, Stanford Law Review
Professional and Civic Involvement
King County Bar Association, Member
Loren Miller Bar Association, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Member
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, Member
American Bar Association, Member
American Bar Foundation, Member
The National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, Member
Seattle Repertory Theater, Board Member
Susan G. Komen, Puget Sound Affiliate, Former Board Member
Treehouse, Board Member Emeritus, Past Board Chair
Honors & Awards
Named to Washington Super Lawyers list, 2015-2019.
Selected to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers – Washington, 1991.
Articles & Presentations
Andrew D. Freeman & Juli E. Farris, Grassroots Impact Litigation: Mass Filing of Small Claims, 26 U.S.F.L. Rev. 261 (1992).
Editorial Board, Washington State Securities Law Deskbook (2012).
In re IKON Office Solutions, Inc., 277 F.3d 658 (3rd Cir. 2002)
In re WorldCom, Inc. ERISA Litig., 354 F. Supp. 2d 423 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)
Hansen v. Ticket Track, Inc., 213 F.R.D. 412 (W.D. Wash. 2003)
In re Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. Securities Litigation, 239 F. Supp. 2d 1351 (N.D. Ga. 2002)
In re Domestic Air Transp. Antitrust Litig., 137 F.R.D. 677 (N.D. Ga. 1991)
In re Potash Antitrust Litig., 954 F. Supp. 1334 (D. Minn. 1997)
Andrews v. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., No. 2:15-cv-04113 (C.D. Cal.)
Johnson v. OptumRx, (D.N.J.)
1990, District of Columbia