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Julia M. Rafferty

Senior Counsel

(215) 561-2300
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Three Logan Square
1717 Arch Street
Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19103


J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2002

B.S., Human Resource Management, Boston College, 1995


Recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as one of Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” (2007)*

Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2006-2008, 2010-2012)*


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Julia is Senior Counsel in the Philadelphia office of GRSM, with a practice that has been focused in the areas of Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation, Life Sciences and Insurance Defense and Coverage.

Julia defends high stakes complex Product Liability cases and general liability cases in State and Federal Court.  Julia has extensive experience developing litigation strategies.  Julia also has significant experience negotiating, settling, mediating, and arbitrating cases as well as trying cases to verdict.  In addition, Julia has in-depth experience defending clients in Multidistrict litigations.   

Prior to becoming an attorney, Julia worked as a Business Consultant and Human Resources Management professional. 


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey


  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Board of Directors
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)