Julia Y. Kirkpatrick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Burns Day & Presnell, PA
 | 2626 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 560
Raleigh, NC 27608
Phone: 919-782-1441
Fax: 919-782-2311
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (60%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Julia Y. Kirkpatrick is a partner at Burns, Day & Presnell, P.A. Working out of the firm’s offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, she represents people and businesses throughout the state, including the Research Triangle area that includes Durham and Chapel Hill along with Raleigh. Admitted to practice in North Carolina, Ms. Kirkpatrick is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. She is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina.

    A significant portion of Ms. Kirkpatrick’s practice involves complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on construction matters. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and the cases that she has worked on have included breach of contract claims, liens, surety bonds and construction defects. Ms. Kirkpatrick’s clients in this area of her practice have included general and subcontractors as well as design professionals, and she advises them on how to anticipate potential problems so as to avoid having to deal with protracted courtroom battles.

    Ms. Kirkpatrick also represents companies in various aspects of labor and employment law. Her work in this regard includes employment contracts, noncompete agreements, and claims of alleged workplace discrimination governed by various federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act. A 1996 recipient of a Bachelor of Science in political science from North Carolina State University, Ms. Kirkpatrick obtained her legal education at Campbell University School of Law, and in 2000 she was awarded her Juris Doctor.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
    • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
    • 10%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Construction Defects, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Litigation, Restraining Order


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    Super Lawyers: 2021

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    About Julia Kirkpatrick

    Admitted: 2000, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage: http://www.burnsdaypresnell.com/attorneys/julia-young-kirkpa...


    • American Bar Association Award of Achievement, 2003
    • Wake County Bar President’s Award of Excellence, 2003
    • North Carolina Bar Association’s Lawyer of the Quarter, 2005

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • NCBA Young Lawyers’ Division Peer Mediation Task Force, Co-Chair
    • NCBA Young Lawyers’ Division Peer Mediation Task Force, Co-Chair
    • Wake County Bar This is the Law Committee, Chair
    • Tenth Judicial District, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Wake County Bar Association, Member
    • Construction Law Section, Member
    • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
    • US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
    • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
    • North Carolina

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Door Step/Task Force, Volunteer
    • Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Sunday school teacher
    • Lawyer on the Line, Volunteer
    • York Elementary and Conn Elementary School, PTA Committee Chair
    • Junior League of Raleigh, Member
    • Children’s Council for Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Past Chair
    • Capital Area Teen Court, Past Volunteer Judge
    • Loads of Love Team, Leader
    • Carolina Youth Ballet, Board of Directors
    • Raleigh Rescue Mission, Volunteer
    • Jobs for Life, Mentor

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Payment and Performance Bonds, 2007
    • Duke University’s Paralegal Studies Program, Faculty Member
    • Apportioning Liability under Contracts, 2008

    Educational Background:

    • North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Science, 1996
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    Office Location for Julia Y. Kirkpatrick

    2626 Glenwood Avenue
    Suite 560
    Raleigh, NC 27608

    Phone: 919-782-1441

    Fax: 919-782-2311

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    Last Updated: 9/15/2020

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