Julia M. Coleman
Mallon & McCool, LLC
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Catholic University of America,
Columbus School of Law
Catholic University Law Review
2010-2011 Staff Member
Willem C. Vis International Commercial
Arbitration Moot Team
2010-2011 Team Member
2011-2012 Team Captain
James Madison University
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Julia Coleman has a wide range of experience handling litigation matters in criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings. As an associate at Mallon & McCool, LLC, Ms. Coleman has served as co-counsel in complex criminal matters in both state and federal courts. Ms. Coleman has served as lead trial counsel for civil tort actions and has also served as lead counsel in employment discrimination mediations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in federal court. In addition to her court experience, Ms. Coleman has represented clients in grand jury investigations and internal investigations.
Appointed by a Federal Judge as co-counsel for
indigent client charged with Conspiracy to Distribute One Kilogram or
More of Phencyclidine, Possessing a Firearm During a Federal Drug
Trafficking Offense, Armed Extortion, Armed Robbery, First Degree
Burglary While Armed, Obstruction of Justice, Cruelty to Children,
Unlawful Possession with the Intent to Distribute Phencyclidine and
Possession of an Unregistered Firearm in United States v. Dawayne Brown,
Criminal Case No. 13-CR-00203 (D.D.C.). Ms. Coleman served as lead
counsel at oral argument on a motion to dismiss five of the six 18 U.S.C.
§ 924(c) charges against Mr. Brown, on the basis that the § 924(c)
charges could not be based on a D.C. Code, and not federal, offense.
After oral argument, the Court granted the motion to dismiss and
concluded, in a matter of first impression for the United States
District Court for the District of Columbia, that “Congress intended for
§ 924(c) to reach only federal, U.S. Code crimes.” United States v. Dawayne Brown, et al., 58 F. Supp. 3d 115 (D.D.C 2014). In securing the
dismissal of these charges, Ms. Coleman ensured that, if convicted, her
client would no longer face a mandatory life sentence. On March 24,
2015, following a 12-week trial, a jury acquitted Mr. Brown on all
charges, except a lesser burglary offense and Unlawful Possession with
the Intent to Distribute Phencyclidine and Possession of an Unregistered
Lead counsel for plaintiff in a personal injury action involving a
multi-vehicle collision against three defendants and complex
contributory negligence issues. After a two-day jury trial, the jury
found that the plaintiff was not at fault for the collision and awarded
a verdict for plaintiff of $15,825.20, over $9,000 more than plaintiff
had sustained in medical costs and lost wages. Steven Anderson v. Moon
Young Hong, et al., Case No. 24-C-13-006563 (Balt. City Cir. Ct.).
Lead counsel for plaintiff in a personal injury action, in which
plaintiff had sustained over $9,070.80 in medical expenses. Following a
bench trial, the Court awarded plaintiff a verdict of $19,070.80. Helen Blakney-Mills v. Robert Fritzges, Case No. 0804-0013766-2014 (Balt. Co.
Co-counsel for a former telephone company executive charged with defrauding the Federal Lifeline telephone program out of more than $32 million in
United States v. Leonard I. Solt, 14-CR-2014 (M.D. Fla.). On the eve of what was expected to be an eight-week trial, the U.S. Department of Justice dismissed all charges against Mr. Solt.
Co-counsel for Patton Boggs in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee. Following extensive discovery, Plaintiff dismissed her case with prejudice, just prior to her scheduled deposition. She received no remuneration.
Colombo v. Patton Boggs, LLP, et al., 2012 CA 00321B (D.C. Super. Ct.).
Co-counsel for officer and executive of a national healthcare provider at depositions pursuant to civil investigative demands issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in a multi-state False Claims Act investigation.
Co-counsel for NSA Station Chief for Korea who pled guilty to child abuse resulting in death in Montgomery County, Maryland. Prosecutor sought a 40-year term of imprisonment. Mr. O’Callaghan was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, and he will be eligible for release in four years.
State of Maryland v. Brian O’Callaghan, Case No. 124572C (Mont. Co. Cir. Ct.).