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Julia E. Markley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Perkins Coie LLP

Julia E. Markley is a litigation partner in the Portland, Oregon office of Perkins Coie LLP.  She has 14 years of legal experience in the federal and state courts.  Her clients include companies in the construction, communications, technology, energy, mining, manufacturing, food, and retail industries. 

Julia's diverse litigation practice includes complex business, class action, intellectual property, franchise and employment disputes.  She has also handled cases involving political and constitutional law issues.  Julia has tried several cases and arbitrations to conclusion.  She represents clients on appeal and has significant experience in the Ninth Circuit and Oregon appellate courts.

Julia is a recognized leader in the legal community.  She served as the founding president of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association in 2009 - 2010. Julia is a former board member of Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) and an active member of OWLS, the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and the Federal Bar Association of Oregon. She has advised U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, former Governor Ted Kulongoski, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon on judicial appointments.  In 2013, she received OWLS’ Judge Mercedes Deiz Award for outstanding contributions to promoting minorities in the legal profession and the community.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon


  • Co-Recipient of Perkins Coie "Pro Bono Leadership Award," 2009
  • Co-Recipient of Willamette Management Associates "Standard of Excellence" Award for article titled “The Sport of Kings: Promise and Perils of 21st Century Patent Litigation," 2009
  • Listed in Oregon Law & Politics, “Oregon Rising Stars,” 2008 - 2013
  • Named one of the Portland Business Journal's "Forty Under 40," 2012
  • Recipient, Oregon Area Jewish Committee’s "Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leader Award," 2012
  • Recipient, Oregon Women Lawyers’ Judge Mercedes Deiz Award, 2013
  • Recognized as a "Diversity Champion," Oregon State Bar Convocation on Equality, 2011

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1120 Northwest Couch Street, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
Phone: 503-727-2259
Firm Phone: 503-727-2000

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property


  • Stanford University (BA)
  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA): — Member
  • Oregon Women Lawyers: — Member
  • Federal Bar Association of Oregon: — Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), — Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), — Member
  • Oregon Minority Lawyer Association — Member
  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington — Member


  • Supreme Court

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Languages Spoken
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Spanish