Julia S. Wiley


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About Julia

Julia serves as lead defense counsel on medical negligence cases throughout the State of Ohio. She is dedicated to the health care industry, representing physicians, residents, hospitals, nurses and the medical providers faced with professional negligence claims. She also represents medical professionals during investigations by professional associations and licensure boards. Throughout her 38-year career, Julia has assisted clients in developing educational programs, and policies and procedures. She is a past president and long-time board member of the Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys (SOHA).

Before focusing on professional negligence defense, Julia defended national railroads, businesses and individuals in serious injury and wrongful death claims.

Besides law, Julia’s great passion is for national and regional history. She has served on the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission Board since 2013 and been president since 2016. In August 2019, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield celebrated its 225th anniversary with Julia leading the commemorative activities attracting several thousand people. Currently, she also serves on the Waterville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Waterville Historical Society Executive Committee and Board.

Julia is a recipient of the Ohio National Guard’s Adjutant General’s Annual Family Readiness Award (2015), the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award (2019), and The Mirror’s General’s Heroes Award (2021) for community service. Her work has been recognized by the Toledo Bar Association with its Trustees Award for Professionalism, Martindale Hubbell’s Top-Rated Lawyers in Medical Malpractice Law, and The Toledo Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law for Medical Malpractice Defense from 2011 to the present.

Relevant Experience

Professional Negligence

  • Julia has been successful lead trial counsel on numerous medical and legal professional negligence cases throughout Ohio, even while prioritizing successful conclusions to cases without payment, and short of trial, whenever possible.

Serious Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

  • Julia's experience in defending railroad FELA cases and professional negligence cases has made her particularly knowledgeable in trial preparation and strategy for the catastrophic injury/wrongful death case. Her defense experience includes the successful conclusion of a serious class-action medical negligence case, and defense verdicts in multiple trials both in the professional negligence and Federal Employers' Liability Act Venues.


The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984

University of Dayton, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981

Bar Admissions


United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations

Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation Section

Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys

Toledo Bar Association

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

American Inns of Court, Morrison R. Waite Chapter, Master (Emeritus)

Defense Research Institute


Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Community Service Award (2019)

Ohio National Guard Adjutant General's Family Readiness Award (2015)

Toledo Bar Association Trustees Award for Professionalism

Martindale Hubbell - 2014 Top Rated Lawyers in Medical Malpractice Law

Who's Who in Toledo Area Law - Civil and Medical Malpractice Litigation Defense, Toledo Business Journal (2011-2020)

Community Involvement

Waterville Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Waterville Historical Society, First Vice President

Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission, President