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Call(518) 274-5820

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28 Second Street
Troy, NY


Call(518) 783-3843

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200 Harborside Drive #300
Schenectady, NY


Call(518) 584-8886

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511 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

Julie A. Nociolo

Federal & State Criminal Defense

White Collar Investigations & Defense

Title IX & Student Defense

Professional Licensing Defense

Civil Rights Plaintiff’s Litigation



Julie analyzes each case with an eye towards trial or litigation and implements a comprehensive strategy tailored to each client’s needs.


Julie works tirelessly to achieve the desired outcomes for her clients and to educate them about the often misunderstood realities of defending a criminal case.  Her passion for her clients has been quickly recognized and respected by judges and her adversaries in state and federal courts, and both know that she will not back down when faced with unanticipated obstacles.  The same holds true when defending students accused of misconduct or Title IX violations at colleges and universities.  Julie carefully considers when best to use certain litigation strategies and confidently presses her adversaries in order to exercise and protect her clients’ rights.

Julie’s trial results have earned the respect of the legal community, and she has attained significant victories despite her relatively short time in private practice.  Since joining E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, Julie has joined forces with James Knox and E. Stewart Jones, Jr. to defend against countless state and federal felonies.  The guiding principle of her practice is that significant criminal cases require the attention of a team and if a case is to proceed to trial, at least two attorneys will prepare the client and their family and zealously defend the client from the counsel table.

Although she is a passionate trial attorney, some of her greatest victories are when trial or even criminal charges are avoided because of a dismissal of an indictment, a favorable plea bargain, or representation during a government investigation.  Julie always considers the entire impact a criminal case has on a client and often represents clients on collateral matters including litigation of a parallel civil enforcement proceedings or defense of a client’s professional license.  Should an appeal be required in a client’s case, she is trained as a former New York State Court of Appeals judicial clerk to draft and argue cases before appellate courts.


  • Federal & State Criminal Defense
    • Negotiated a misdemeanor disposition in a multi-year felony case involving a pedestrian death which included a trial, a successful appeal, the disqualification of the district attorney’s office for prosecutorial misconduct, the resignation of the line prosecutors, and the appointment of a special prosecutor
    • Won complete exoneration for a client accused of workplace sexual assault in an eve-of-trial dismissal of a felony indictment because of misconduct during grand jury investigation
    • Negotiated a Rule 11(c)(1)(c) 64-month below guidelines federal sentence and secured First Step eligibility for a career offender facing a life sentence
    • Secured an acquittalof a felony assault charge following a four-day jury trial
    • Negotiated an eve-of-trial plea bargain following a mistrial where the client entered an Alford plea for a felony sex crime with a capped sentence when the previous offer required a double-digit prison term
    • Secured numerous below guidelines federal sentences
  • Title IX & Student Defense
    • Won complete dismissal at a Title IX hearing falsely alleging rape against a student on the eve-of-graduation
    • Sued a university on behalf of a student and obtained a temporary injunction (TRO) halting the university’s Title IX proceeding against a student falsely accused of sexual assault
    • Won complete dismissal of alleged academic integrity violations at a university following two in-person hearings
    • Defended students at colleges and universities including: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore College, Siena College, Union College, Syracuse University, Vassar College, Cornell University, Colgate University, College of Saint Rose, SUNY Albany, SUNY Plattsburg, & Hudson Valley Community College
  • Civil Rights Plaintiff’s Litigation
  • Appeals
    • Secured a new trial for a client after the trial court failed to grant a mistrial
  • Professional Licensing Defense
    • Negotiated numerous matters with the New York State Office of the Professions that secured clients’ professional license with New York State
    • Defended attorney clients accused of professional misconduct by the Attorney Grievance Committee
    • Favorably resolved professional licensing misconduct cases in tandem with parallel criminal or civil enforcement proceedings


“Rising Star,” Criminal Defense (Upstate New York), Super Lawyers (2019-2020)

  • Only woman to earn this recognition in 2020

“Ones to Watch,” Criminal Defense & White Collar, Best Lawyers (2021)


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

Women in Criminal Defense Committee

Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Capital District Women’s Bar Association

Albany County Bar Association


The Honorable Gary L. Sharpe

United States District Court Judge, Northern District of New York

The Honorable Leslie E. Stein

New York State Court of Appeals

Central Staff Attorney

New York State Court of Appeals


New York

New Jersey

United States District Court, Northern District of New York

United States District Court, Southern District of New York


Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, New York Law School

New York Law School Law Review

New York Law School Moot Court Association, Executive Board

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, cum laude

State University of New York at Geneseo


  • Attendee, “Defending Modern Drug Cases Seminar,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2020)
  • Attendee, “Defending Sex Cases Conference,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2020)
  • Panelist, “State & Federal Judicial Clerkships,” New York Law School (2019)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Civil Rights Law: Recent Cases,” New York Law School (2019)
  • Attorney Actor, “Rosenberg Trial Reenactment,” United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (2019)
  • Attendee, “White Collar Criminal Defense Conference,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington D.C. (2019)

Julie A. Nociolo

Rated by Super Lawyers

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