- Volunteer Instructor Trial Practice, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2014 – Present
Julie Aleve Fine is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law (JD ’11) 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 state of Florida, within her seven years of practice.
Ms. Fine specializes in trial litigation with a focus on jury selection. Within the past two years alone, Ms. Fine has tried and won seven civil jury trials at Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A. Some of her recent accomplishments include: securing several verdicts over State Farm, Liberty Mutual, and GEICO; obtaining Florida’s 37th Highest Verdict for 2017; and being selected as The National Trial Lawyers 2017 Top 40 Under 40 for Civil Plaintiff Lawyers. In November 2017, Ms. Fine successfully argued before the First District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida for the Appellant in Markovitz vs. State Farm, 235 So.3d 1018. She received a ruling in her client’s favor in March 2018.
Ms. Fine grew up as the feisty 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 majored in Cello Performance. Ms. Fine excelled at Vanderbilt before leaving the Nashville “cold,” and transferring to the University of Florida. In 2008, Ms. Fine graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Music. She was then accepted into the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
After graduating in 2011 and gaining admission to the Florida Bar, Ms. Fine was selected for a position at the 8th Judicial Circuit Office of the State Attorney as an Assistant State Attorney (ASA). 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. After beginning in the general misdemeanor division, Ms. Fine was quickly promoted to the domestic violence division where she first recognized her passion for legal justice and protecting others.
Much of Ms. Fine’s trial experience was gained in the State Attorney Office’s most litigated division, Criminal Traffic. She secured more than 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 expert testimony based on Florida’s newly enacted federal Daubert standards on expert opinion testimony, demonstrating her fearlessness to explore new areas of law and pursue justice.
Ms. Fine’s work for victims as a prosecutor was recognized by the 8th circuit’s local law enforcement officers with the 2014 MADD Award for Outstanding Performance in the Prosecution of DUI Cases.