Julie C. Coate is an associate in the firm's Los Angeles office. She represents school districts in the firm's Student Services & Special Education practice group. Prior to joining Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, Ms. Coate was with the Los Angeles Unified School District, serving most recently as the Program Specialist in the Visually Impaired Program. Before that, she taught elementary school in LAUSD, both in general education and special day classroom settings.
Prior to her work in education, Ms. Coate practiced law in the Los Angeles area. Ms. Coate worked for six years as a civil litigator representing both public entities and private individuals and corporations. She represented the County of Los Angeles in its workers' compensation actions. Ms. Coate also practiced civil litigation in the areas of construction defect defense, personal injury and medical malpractice.
Ms. Coate earned her Juris Doctor at Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Southwestern's SCALE Program (Southwestern's Conceptualized Approach to Legal Education). She earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and holds a California Clear Education Specialist Credential in Visual Impairments from California State University of Los Angeles. Ms. Coate is currently pursuing a master's degree in Educational Leadership at Loyola Marymount University.