Julie Aleve FineAttorney
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fun Fact: She can play 3 instruments (violin, cello, and piano) while starting to play the violin at age 2.
Before her law career began Ms. Fine grew up as the feisty, opinionated daughter of two former criminal defense attorneys in Gainesville, Florida. She graduated from Oak Hall School in 2004, and was accepted into Vanderbilt University, where she excelled as a Cello Performance Major, making Dean’s List, and becoming a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. However, after a year in the Nashville “cold,” Ms. Fine transferred home to the University of Florida. In 2008, Ms. Fine graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Music and began her legal life at The University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Julie Aleve Fine is a 2011 graduate of The University of Florida Levin College of Law and a former Assistant State Attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Ms. Fine is an experienced trial attorney with over 40 jury trials in the past 5 years.
After a summer internship with The Office of The State Attorney for The Eighth Judicial Circuit, Ms. Fine was asked to interview for a position as an Assistant State Attorney, which she happily accepted. During her four years as an ASA, Ms. Fine gained extensive experience as a litigator, investigator, and researcher working in four distinct divisions of practice. Ms. Fine began in the general misdemeanor division, but was quickly promoted to the domestic violence division where she first recognized her passion for legal justice and protecting others.
The significant bulk of her trial experience was gained in the State Attorney Office’s most litigated division, Criminal Traffic, with over 18 trial convictions within 2 years. Ms. Fine was recognized for her work as the first ASA in the circuit to prepare, write, and argue a motion to exclude based on Florida’s newly enacted federal Daubert standards on expert opinion testimony, successfully excluding four proposed experts, which resulted in one of many guilty jury trial verdicts.
Ms. Fine’s efforts were appreciated and recognized by her local law enforcement officers when she was nominated and received the 2014 MADD Award for Outstanding Performance in the Prosecution of DUI Cases. In her second year, Ms. Fine was asked to assist on a first-degree murder prosecution within the offices’ Firearm’s Division, which resulted in a guilty verdict.
In June of 2014, she was promoted and assigned to a position within the General Felony Division working primarily with narcotics and fraud as well as assisting in The Sex Crimes Division’s trial cases until she relocated to Las Vegas at the end of June 2015. Ms. Fine passed the Nevada bar exam in February 2016, and worked remotely until moving back to Gainesville.
Ms. Fine’s career path was unexpected and yet it has led to a well-rounded and passionate attorney. Her personal and academic background, her dedication and passion within the field, as well as the legal training and experience she has received make her an excellent litigator and the quintessential advocate. She now exclusively represents victims of personal injury.
Why did you choose to practice law?
“As much as I loved playing music, I quickly realized that it was not what I wanted to do as my profession. I love problem solving, putting myself in someone else’s position and trying to fix that problem. I grew up the daughter of two lawyers (not to mention my uncle, cousins, and grandfather as a judge), so discussing issues, taking a position and using logical reasoning was just…dinner talk. I love fixing problems and that is what being a lawyer is all about.”
Classes & Seminars
Volunteer Instructor Trial Practice, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2014 – Present
622 NE 1st St. Gainesville, FL 32601