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Julia Bladin

Julia Bladin is the recipient of the 2023-2025 MacDonald Hoague & Bayless Civil Rights Litigation Fellowship. Julia came to MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law. She brings with her a strong commitment to social justice work and client centered advocacy. At MHB, she practices primarily in the areas of civil rights, police accountability, employment discrimination and litigation.

Before joining MHB, Julia served in a variety of public interest roles focused on protecting clients’ civil rights. During law school, Julia worked as a Rule 9 Legal Intern with the Washington Appellate Project, where she drafted and co-authored several successful appellate briefs in the Washington State Courts of Appeal. Additionally, she served as a legal intern with Disability Rights Washington where she joined staff on monitoring visits of state prison facilities. Julia also gained valuable experience with the UW School of Law’s Civil Rights and Justice Clinic, where she co-authored motions and briefs for ongoing post-conviction and civil rights litigation cases. Prior to law school, Julia worked as a legal assistant in the civil legal aid community in Seattle. Her experiences in legal aid influenced her decision to go to law school and continue to inform the type of legal advocate to strives to be for her clients.


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
  • Whitman College, B.A.

Admitted to Practice:

  • Washington State
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Professional Memberships:

  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

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