Julia S. Hooten

Partner

Asheville Office

TEL (828) 254-4515

FAX (828) 254-4516

A Raleigh native, Julie moved to Asheville in 2008 to open Teague Campbell’s second office.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of workers’ compensation and employment law, partnering with self-insureds, employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators on a variety of workplace matters.  Julie regularly represents counties and municipalities, which require a thorough analysis and consideration of the nature of government employment.  She is well-versed on the intersection of workers’ compensation and employment law issues and often advises employers in this capacity. Julie has represented clients before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, in both Civil District and Superior Courts of North Carolina, the Court of Appeals, the EEOC and in Federal District Court.

At a young age, Julie expressed her desire to become an attorney. Julie enjoys her practice because she is able to utilize a variety of skills – from orating to writing briefs to deposing witnesses to fulfilling the role of trusted advisor. She appreciates collaborative relationships, tailors her representation to the true needs of each client and does not subscribe to a “one size fits all” approach.  Julie is focused, responsive and truly invested in developing a strategy that is in line with her client’s larger business goals.

Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Appalachian State University where she played tennis.  She later received a Master of Arts degree in American History from Western Carolina University and her Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University. While in law school, Julie was Notes & Comments Editor for the Campbell Law Review.  She was also President of Women in Law, a member of the Lonestar Trial Team and the Wilem C. Vis Arbitration Moot, and received several awards upon graduation, including one from the National Association of Women Lawyers.

Julie’s love for the outdoors is evident in the places she has been and the places she hopes to visit with her family. In college, Julie visited and worked in places like Alaska, Yellowstone National Park and Colorado. She and her husband, Joe, are now on a quest to visit all of the National Parks with their three children. The family enjoys hiking, mountain biking and kayaking, which makes Asheville a great fit. Julie embraces the busyness of her life but also appreciates the quiet moments. She has shared her lifelong talent for playing the piano with her children, making music a favorite pastime for the entire family.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.A., 1994, Appalachian State University

M.A., 2000, Western Carolina University, American History

J.D., 2003, Campbell University (Campbell Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor)

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolina

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Buncombe County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Council
    • Chair 2017 – Present
    • Vice Chair 2016-2017
    • Secretary, 2015-2016
    • Treasurer, 2014-2015
    • Section Meeting and CLE Co-Planner, 2010-2011
    • Member, 2009 – Present
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers: “Rising Star”, 2011-2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Workers’ Compensation – Employers, 2013 – 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2014 “Lawyer of the Year,” Asheville Workers’ Compensation-Employers
  • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell®
  • Participates regularly with Room In the Inn program by Homeward Bound in Western NC
  • Member of Women for Women through The Community Foundation of Western NC
  • Member of St. Eugene Catholic Church
+ PROFILE

A Raleigh native, Julie moved to Asheville in 2008 to open Teague Campbell’s second office.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of workers’ compensation and employment law, partnering with self-insureds, employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators on a variety of workplace matters.  Julie regularly represents counties and municipalities, which require a thorough analysis and consideration of the nature of government employment.  She is well-versed on the intersection of workers’ compensation and employment law issues and often advises employers in this capacity. Julie has represented clients before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, in both Civil District and Superior Courts of North Carolina, the Court of Appeals, the EEOC and in Federal District Court.

At a young age, Julie expressed her desire to become an attorney. Julie enjoys her practice because she is able to utilize a variety of skills – from orating to writing briefs to deposing witnesses to fulfilling the role of trusted advisor. She appreciates collaborative relationships, tailors her representation to the true needs of each client and does not subscribe to a “one size fits all” approach.  Julie is focused, responsive and truly invested in developing a strategy that is in line with her client’s larger business goals.

Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Appalachian State University where she played tennis.  She later received a Master of Arts degree in American History from Western Carolina University and her Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University. While in law school, Julie was Notes & Comments Editor for the Campbell Law Review.  She was also President of Women in Law, a member of the Lonestar Trial Team and the Wilem C. Vis Arbitration Moot, and received several awards upon graduation, including one from the National Association of Women Lawyers.

Julie’s love for the outdoors is evident in the places she has been and the places she hopes to visit with her family. In college, Julie visited and worked in places like Alaska, Yellowstone National Park and Colorado. She and her husband, Joe, are now on a quest to visit all of the National Parks with their three children. The family enjoys hiking, mountain biking and kayaking, which makes Asheville a great fit. Julie embraces the busyness of her life but also appreciates the quiet moments. She has shared her lifelong talent for playing the piano with her children, making music a favorite pastime for the entire family.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.A., 1994, Appalachian State University

M.A., 2000, Western Carolina University, American History

J.D., 2003, Campbell University (Campbell Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor)

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolina

+ PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Buncombe County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Council
    • Chair 2017 – Present
    • Vice Chair 2016-2017
    • Secretary, 2015-2016
    • Treasurer, 2014-2015
    • Section Meeting and CLE Co-Planner, 2010-2011
    • Member, 2009 – Present
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
+ RECOGNITION & AWARDS
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers: “Rising Star”, 2011-2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Workers’ Compensation – Employers, 2013 – 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2014 “Lawyer of the Year,” Asheville Workers’ Compensation-Employers
  • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell®
+ COMMUNITY
  • Participates regularly with Room In the Inn program by Homeward Bound in Western NC
  • Member of Women for Women through The Community Foundation of Western NC
  • Member of St. Eugene Catholic Church