Julie Sellers
Attorney

Julie Sellers has been practicing zoning and land use law and litigation for nearly 20 years. She provides a familiar and persuasive voice at all levels of regulatory and governing bodies to advocate zoning and land use positions of property owners, builders and developers in Georgia. Her extensive litigation and appellate experience help advance her clients’ goals through local government at public hearings and during court proceedings. Julie understands how governments function and leverages her planning and legal knowledge, relationships, and communication skills to help her clients attain approval of land use and permit related applications. 

Her appellate experience includes oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Georgia Court of Appeals and Florida Third District Court of Appeals. Julie has widespread experience through all phases of litigation including negotiations, mediations, trials and arbitrations. Her negotiation practice allows her to navigate administrative-intensive review processes for commercial, residential and mixed-use development projects with ease.

Awards and Recognitions
  • Super Lawyers magazine’s Georgia Super Lawyers Land Use/Zoning 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Urban Land Institute, Center for Leadership, Class of 2018
  • Atlanta Regional Commission, Center for Leadership, Class of 2015

 Professional & Community Involvement 

Professional

  • Council for Quality Growth 
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Commercial Real Estate Woman (CREW)
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council
  • State Bar of Florida
  • State Bar of Georgia

Community

  • City of Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission- Chair (2019); Vice Chair (2018), member 2017
  • Peachtree Road United Methodist Church – Board of Trustees 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Urban Land Institute, Center for Leadership, Day 6 Co-Chair 2019
  • Great Day of Service, Team Lead (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Atlanta Gator Club, VP of Outreach and Community Service 
  • Volunteer: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Habitat for Humanity; Kenya trip to distribute water filters and medical care (2014)
  • Supporter: Covenant House; Rally Foundation Childhood Cancer Research; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; American Lung Association; Ovarian Cancer Institute

Articles and Publications

Credentials
  • J.D., University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law, 2000
  • B.S., University of Florida, 1997