2019 Legal Elite | Intellectual property
JULIE H. RICHARDSON
Myers Bigel PA | Raleigh
59; born in Evansville, Ind.; bachelor’s from Purdue University and law degree from Duke University; married with four (human) children and seven (furry) children.
Why she chose to specialize in this field
I liked the smaller, patent-boutique firm feel over larger general practice firms and practice areas.
What she’d be if not a lawyer.
Engineer, likely in manufacturing. I worked for General Electric [in the aircraft engine and medical system sectors] before law school.
Best advice received
Work hard, set goals and never wish away the day.
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (and the British Virgin Islands) — always warm and beautiful; Lake Tahoe in the summer.
Playing board games with family and friends, walking dogs (and cats), and boating on Lake Gaston.
When she was 16…
Hard to recall, but my favorite authors were Stephen King or Agatha Christie.
Movie and TV shows
Jaws, Three’s Company and Laverne & Shirley.
John Denver, James Taylor, Stephen Bishop, the Eagles and ABBA, to name a few.
Reading and working for parks and recreation.