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Julie A. Trout

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troutPrior to law school, Julie served as a customer service supervisor for the Automotive Refinish division of PPG Industries, so she understands first-hand the challenges that can face an employer on a daily basis.  Given her personal experience working with both customers and employees, Julie finds helping clients comply with the full range of labor and employment laws very fulfilling.  In addition to providing proactive advice to clients, Julie represents employers in state and federal courts and before the EEOC and state fair employment practice agencies when discrimination claims arise.

Other Personal Background Information And Interests

While she was not born with the last name of Trout, Julie has spent a considerable portion of her life in the water as a competitive swimmer.  She began competing at the age of six, and went on to swim as a member of a three-time state champion swim team at Hawken School, which she captained her senior year.  Julie also served as the swim team captain at Grove City College, where she earned a degree in International Business and studied French and Spanish.  Julie and her husband, Jon, enjoy running and cooking, and are very involved in serving at their church.


  • Grove City College, B.S., magna cum laude, 2004
  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2011  

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Activities

  • Member, Akron Bar Association and its Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association and its Labor & Employment Law Section

Publications and Presentations

  • The New OSHA: Increased Fines, Drug Testing & Workplace Violence, KWW Rise & Learn Series, October, 2016
  • How to Conduct Internal Investigations, KWW Rise & Learn Series, February, 2016
  • EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Arrest Records, KWW Client Seminar Presentation, November, 2012