Julia A. Klubenspies


Julia is a member of the firm's Health Care Department, concentrating her practice on medical malpractice. She has 22 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 represents several of the largest hospitals in New Jersey, defending their attending physicians, resident physicians and nursing staffs on all aspects on claims of professional negligence. Julia also represents nurses in New Jersey Board of Nursing matters. In addition, Julia 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.

Classes/Seminars Taught

In a Case With Multiple Defendants, What Issues Arise in Dealing With a Settling Co-Defendant?, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 22nd Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar, New Brunswick, New Jersey, November 3, 2018.

Civil Implications of Sexual Contact with a Patient , Marshall Dennehey Health Care and Health Law Seminar, November 9, 2017

The Use of Medical Literature at Trial, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 21st Annual Medical Malpractice Update, New Brunskwick, New Jersey, November 4, 2017

Analyzing Medical Records, NJICLE, NJ Law Center, March 21, 2017

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

Published Works

"Civil Implications for Medical Practitioner of Sexual Contact with Patient," New Jersey Law Journal, May 15, 2017, co-author

"Prescribing High Potency Medication To A Known Drug Abuser: Is The Doctor Liable For Resulting Injuries?," New Jersey Defense Association Digest, Fall 2015

“Prescribing High Potency Medication To A Known Drug Abuser: Is The Doctor Liable For Resulting Injuries?,” Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2014

Pro Bono Activities

New Jersey Bar Foundation Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition, judge, 2015-2016

New Jersey
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1994)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (B.S., cum laude, 1987)
Honors & awards
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Associations & memberships
New Jersey State Bar Association
Union County Bar Association
Year joined