Julie K. Kurtz

Julie K. Kurtz

St. Augustine, Florida

Julie K. Kurtz joined Canan Law in 2008 after earning her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, cum laude. She is an equity partner, and her practice focuses on civil litigation and medical malpractice. Julie is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Civil Litigation
  • 45% Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice
  • 5% Other

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2010


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 2008
    • Honors: Pro Bono Honors Award
    • Law Review: Florida Coastal Law Review, Staff Editor, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • A New Beginning: Bush v. Holmes, 8 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 163 , Summer, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Star (Personal Injury Law), 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Review Staff Editor, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • St. Johns County Bar Association, Vice President, 2016 - Present
  • St. Johns Association for Women Lawyers, Vice President, 2016 - Present
  • St. Johns County Bar Association, President, 2017 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Clerk Intern to the Honorable Thomas E. Morris, United States Magistrate Judge, Jacksonville, Florida, 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Johns County Legal Aid Pro Bono Award, 2011


  • English


  • Alpha Omicron Pi