Julie K. Bracker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Marietta, GA

Bracker & Marcus LLC
 | 3225 Shallowford Road, Ste 1120
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-772-5330
Fax: 678-648-5544
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian,
  • ASL
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner of the Bracker & Marcus LLC law firm just outside Atlanta, Georgia, attorney Julie K. Bracker devotes her practice to help protect the rights and interests of clients throughout the country who are brave enough to stand up and expose the fraud, corruption and wrongdoing they have witnessed.

Focusing solely on False Claims Act issues, Ms. Bracker brings nearly 20 years of legal experience to the table, and she has successfully handled dozens of cases in both state and federal courts across her region, returning hundreds of millions of dollars to the taxpayers and netting millions in total recoveries for her plaintiff relator clients. Among her most notable successes, she helped secure a landmark settlement of more than $84 million involving kickbacks, Medicare, and Medicaid fraud at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan, recovered more than $13 million for Georgia Medicaid, and secured a settlement of nearly $650 million in the Taylor, Bean & Whitaker mortgage fraud case.

A staunch advocate for justice in all cases and former president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Ms. Bracker has used her position and affiliation with the organization to help increase awareness of the retaliation provisions contained in the False Claims Act. She routinely conducts lectures and seminars across the nation to this end.

A 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University, Ms. Bracker returned to her alma mater and attended Vanderbilt University Law School on a scholarship after several years in education, where she served as curriculum coordinator for mathmatics in Atlanta's Fulton County School System. She obtained her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2002, graduating Order of the Coif. While in law school, she served as executive student writing editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and was a member of the Moot Court board.

Along with all of Georgia's state courts, Ms. Bracker is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and 11th Circuits.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and service, Ms. Bracker holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and she received the Women in Law award from Lawyer Monthly in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is a founding member of the ESI roundtable, and she is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, Taxpayers Against Fraud, and the National Employment Lawyers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Whistleblower

Employment Litigation (50%): Retaliation

Focus Areas

Whistleblower, Retaliation


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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About Julie Bracker

Admitted: 2002, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.fcacounsel.com/qui-tam-attorneys/julie-k-bracker/


  • 10.0 by Avvo
  • Coca-Cola Educator of the Year, 1998-1999
  • Alabama Youth Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1989
  • Legal Leaders, 2014, 2015
  • Vanderbilt Law School scholarship, 1999-2002
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017-Present
  • Women in Law, Lawyer Monthly, 2016 and 2017
  • Georgia Top Lawyers, Atlanta Magazine, 2013
  • Executive Student Writing Editor, Journal of Transnational Law - Vanderbilt Law School, 2001
  • Teacher of the Year, Fulton County Schools, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, Teacher of the Year, 1996
  • Order of the Coif, Vanderbilt Law School, 2002
  • Young Alumni Award, Vanderbilt University Peabody College, 1993
  • Teacher of the Year, Fulton County Schools, 1997
  • AV preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014-Present
  • Moot Court Board, Vanderbilt Law School, 2002
  • Outstanding Promise Award, Vanderbilt University - Peabody College, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), President, 2014
  • Board of the Georgia Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Georgia Chapter of NELA
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud (qui tam bar association)
  • Active member in good standing, State Bar of Georgia
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF) qui tam bar organization (member), 2006
  • ESI Roundtable - founding member, Atlanta Chapter, 2013
  • Women in E-discovery, 2013
  • Georgia affiliate, National Employment Lawyers Association President, 2014 Board member, 2012-present, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • ESI Roundtable, Founding Member
  • East Cobb Church, Co-Ministry leader for the Women's Ministry
  • Women in E-Discovery
  • Mountain View Elementary Foundation Board member
  • Simpson Middle School volunteer
  • Vanderbilt University CoRPs program
  • Burnt Hickory church of Christ, Women's Ministry co-leader

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "The Government Knowledge Defense," (2013)
  • Georgia NELA: CLE Committee Chair and Speaker - "Litigating the Plaintiff's Employment Case" Parts 1, 2 and 3 (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Florida NELA Spring Convention - Speaker, "The FCA: Perils and Pitfalls" (2013)
  • Florida NELA Fall Convention - Speaker, "Retaliation Claims Under the FCA" (2014)
  • Tri-State 11th Circuit Convention - Georgia Liaison, panel moderator (March 2014)
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud Educational Fund - Speaker, "Developments in Damages Law under the FCA," (2014)
  • “The Basics of E-Discovery and the Rule 26(f) Conference,” American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Spring 2014), with Carrie Fowler; to be presented at E-Discovery Symposium, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Whistleblower Law Symposium, State Bar of Georgia CLE - Speaker, Health Law Update (March 2015)
  • NELA National Convention – Speaker, “Leadership Development, Diversity, and Succession” (June 2015)
  • Keeton, J. (October, 1992).  Effects of Bilingualism on the Lexical Decision Task.  Presentation at Vanderbilt Summer Research program
  • Cote, N., Goldman, S.R., Gjellstad, L., Keeton, J., & Millican, C.  (November, 1994).  Children's use of prior knowledge and experience in understanding informational text on nutrition.  Presented at annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association
  • Secules, T., Swink, J., Keeton, J., & Millican, C.  (April, 1995).  Restructuring the school day: A sixth grade classroom.  Presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association
  • “Arbitration in the Corporate Context,” Columbia Business Law Review, Vol. 2003, No. l, with Larry D. Soderquist (2003)
  • Speaker, Whistleblower Law Symposium - Developments in Healthcare Law Under the FCA, 2015
  • Speaker, Labor & Employment Section Conference at Mercer Law School: Cooperating in E-discovery, 2015
  • Faculty, E-Discovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies, The Sedona Conference, (March 2015), 2015
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud Annual Conference - Panel Moderator, "Privilege: Balancing the Sword and the Shield" (November 2017), Taxpayers Against Fraud, 2014
  • Speaker, NELA-Florida Annual Conference, Overview of Whistleblower Protections, 2014
  • Speaker, NELA-Florida Fall Conference, Bringing Retaliation Claims Under The False Claims Act, 2013
  • Speaker, Taxpayers Against Fraud annual conference: Countering the Government Knowledge Defense, 2013
  • Speaker, NELA-Florida Spring Conference: The False Claims Act: Perils and Pitfalls, 2013
  • Speaker, NELA-Georgia Annual CLE: Tools of the Trade: Software for Organizing Your Case, 2012
  • Speaker, National NELA Convention: Affiliate Leader's Workshop, Next Generation Leadership, 2015
  • Speaker, NELA-Georgia Annual Conference, Deposing the Company Under Rule 30(b)(6), 2011
  • NELA-GA Co-chair, Annual Conference/CLE, 2011

Representative Clients:

  • Lead relator's counsel in $600+ million dollar government settlement against Taylor Bean & Whitaker mortgage company., 2014
  • Lead relator's counsel in U.S. ex rel. Felten v. Beaumont Hospitals, settled for $84,500,000 with government intervention., 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Alabama Youth Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1989

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University, B.S., magna cum laude, Cognitive Studies and Education, with minors in Russian and statistics, John Windrow Scholar, Peabody College of Education, 1989-1993, Outstanding Promise in Cognitive Studies Award, 1993, Peabody Young Alumni Award, Dean's list, four years

Industry Groups

  • False Claims Act
  • Whistleblower
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Office Location for Julie K. Bracker

3225 Shallowford Road
Ste 1120
Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: 770-772-5330

Fax: 678-648-5544

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