Julia S. Hooten

PARTNER

Asheville Office

TEL (919) 719-4743

FAX (919) 873-1814

A Raleigh native, Julie has deep roots in Western NC and has spent more than half her life living in the mountains. She moved to Asheville in 2008 to open Teague Campbell’s second office. The move enabled her to better serve clients in the western part of the state, but Asheville quickly became home for her family. For over 17 years Julie has been representing counties and municipalities; helping them to navigate complex legal issues and avoid litigation. From employment and personnel matters to workers’ compensation claims, Julie has experience in a wide variety of legal issues that fall under the realm of Municipal Law. Julie relies on her thorough understanding of local government and applies a thoughtful analysis to help her clients navigate the complex intersection of public service, social responsibility, and legal risk.

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. 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. She 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.

Support Team

Kelley Hinchliffe, Legal Assistant

Rick Houchens, Paralegal

Education

B.A., 1994, Appalachian State University

M.A., 2000, Western Carolina University

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

Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

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

  • North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Buncombe County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Council
    • Chair 2017 – 2018
    • 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 – 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2020 “Lawyer of the Year,” Asheville Workers’ Compensation-Employers
  • 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 has deep roots in Western NC and has spent more than half her life living in the mountains. She moved to Asheville in 2008 to open Teague Campbell’s second office. The move enabled her to better serve clients in the western part of the state, but Asheville quickly became home for her family. For over 17 years Julie has been representing counties and municipalities; helping them to navigate complex legal issues and avoid litigation. From employment and personnel matters to workers’ compensation claims, Julie has experience in a wide variety of legal issues that fall under the realm of Municipal Law. Julie relies on her thorough understanding of local government and applies a thoughtful analysis to help her clients navigate the complex intersection of public service, social responsibility, and legal risk.

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. 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. She 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.

Support Team

Kelley Hinchliffe, Legal Assistant

Rick Houchens, Paralegal

Education

B.A., 1994, Appalachian State University

M.A., 2000, Western Carolina University

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

Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

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

AREAS OF PRACTICE
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Buncombe County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Council
    • Chair 2017 – 2018
    • 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 – 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2020 “Lawyer of the Year,” Asheville Workers’ Compensation-Employers
  • 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