Professional Profile

Julie Van Winkle

Associate Attorney

Julie Van Winkle joined Hobbs Straus in December of 2023 as an associate in the Portland Office.

Prior to joining Hobbs Straus, Julie worked as the legislative attorney for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, where she was responsible for drafting Tribal legislation, including the implementation of Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction under the Violence Against Women Act 2022 Reauthorization, and performed a variety of other legal work for the Tribe, such as negotiating compacts and agreements with external government agencies, assisting in fee-to-trust land transfers, drafting comment letters on behalf of the Tribe, and developing legal trainings for boards and committees, staff, and the Tribal community.

Julie is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School. Her coursework focused on tribal and environmental law, earning certificates in American Indian Law and Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law & Policy, both with honors. Following law school, Julie clerked for Chief Magistrate Judge Deborah M. Smith in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska.

Before her legal career, Julie worked for the U.S. Forest Service, first conducting riparian vegetation surveys for engendered fish species in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, and later as a wilderness kayak ranger based in Ketchikan, Alaska. She has a bachelor of science in Natural Resource Management and comes to the firm with extensive experience working on environmental issues.

Outside of the office, Julie enjoys spending time outdoors and playing music.


University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2020
State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, B.S., 2011

Bar Admissions

Washington State