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Julie A. Nociolo

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Julie defends falsely accused individuals against institutions including local, state, and federal governments as well as colleges and universities.

Julie works tirelessly to achieve the desired outcomes for her clients and to educate them about the often misunderstood realities of defending a criminal case.  Her passion for her clients has been quickly recognized and respected by judges and her adversaries in state and federal courts, and both know that she will not back down when faced with unanticipated obstacles.  The same holds true when defending students accused of misconduct or Title IX violations at colleges and universities.  Julie carefully considers when best to use certain litigation strategies and confidently presses her adversaries in order to exercise and protect her clients’ rights.

Julie’s trial results have earned the respect of the legal community, and she has attained significant victories in both state and federal court. Since joining E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, Julie has joined forces with James Knox and E. Stewart Jones, Jr. to defend against countless state and federal felonies.  Julie believes that significant criminal cases require the attention of a team and if a case is to proceed to trial, at least two attorneys will prepare the client and their family and zealously defend the client from the counsel table.

Although she is a passionate trial attorney, some of her greatest victories are when trial or even criminal charges are avoided because of a dismissal of an indictment, a favorable plea bargain, or representation during a government investigation. Julie always considers the entire impact a criminal case has on a client and often represents clients on collateral matters including litigation of parallel civil enforcement proceedings or defense of a client’s professional license. Should an appeal be required in a client’s case, she is trained as a New York State Court of Appeals judicial clerk to draft and argue cases before appellate courts.


  • Federal & State Criminal Defense
    • Negotiated a misdemeanor disposition in a multi-year felony case involving a pedestrian death which included a trial, a successful appeal, the disqualification of the district attorney’s office for prosecutorial misconduct, the resignation of the line prosecutors, and the appointment of a special prosecutor
    • Won complete exoneration for a client accused of workplace sexual assault in an eve-of-trial dismissal of a felony indictment because of misconduct during grand jury investigation
    • Negotiated a Rule 11(c)(1)(c) 64-month below guidelines federal sentence and secured First Step eligibility for a career offender facing a life sentence
    • Secured an acquittal of a felony assault charge following a four-day jury trial
    • Negotiated an eve-of-trial plea bargain following a mistrial where the client entered an Alford plea for a felony sex crime with a capped sentence when the previous offer required a double-digit prison term
    • Secured numerous below guidelines federal sentences
  • Civil Rights Plaintiff’s Litigation
  • Appeals
    • Secured a new trial for a client after the trial court failed to grant a mistrial
    • Argued in multiple Appellate Divisions throughout New York State
  • Professional Licensing Defense
    • Negotiated numerous matters with the New York State Office of the Professions that secured clients’ professional license with New York State
    • Defended attorney clients accused of professional misconduct by the Attorney Grievance Committee
    • Favorably resolved professional licensing misconduct cases in tandem with parallel criminal or civil enforcement proceedings

Awards & Recognition

Professional Affiliations


The Honorable Gary L. Sharpe
United States District Court, Northern District of New York

The Honorable Leslie E. Stein
New York State Court of Appeals

Central Staff Attorney
New York State Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York


  • New York Law School, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
    • New York Law School Law Review
    • New York Law School Moot Court Association, Executive Board
  • State University of New York at Geneseo
    • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, cum laude

Speaking Engagements, Publications, & Conferences

  • Attendee, “Defending Sex Cases Conference,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2020)
  • Panelist, “State & Federal Judicial Clerkships,” New York Law School (2019)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Civil Rights Law: Recent Cases,” New York Law School (2019-20)
  • Presenter, “Rosenberg Trial Reenactment,” United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (2019)
  • Attendee, “White Collar Criminal Defense Conference,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington D.C. (2019)

Practice Areas

  • Federal & State Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Investigations & Defense
  • Title IX & Accused Student Defense
  • Professional Licensing Defense

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