JULIA SHERWIN is an AV (Preeminent) rated civil rights lawyer and a partner in Haddad & Sherwin LLP, in Oakland, California. She began her career in Detroit at the first racially integrated law firm in the country, and moved to Oakland in 1998. She is a former longtime Board and Executive Committee member of the National Police Accountability Project, and served as the organization’s Vice President for three years. She is Past President of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers and a past board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California. She is the founder of Walls of Justice (https://www.wallsofjustice.com/), an online community forum and gallery highlighting street art dedicated to social justice and positive reform in law enforcement. The majority of her practice involves representing Plaintiffs in constitutional and civil rights litigation, including police shootings and wrongful death, jail suicide and death, and police misconduct.

She lives in Oakland, California, with her law partner and husband, Michael J. Haddad, and their two rescue dogs. She is a Councilor for Save the Redwoods League, and spends as much time in the woods as she can. Julia and Michael are writing a book on handling police misconduct cases. For more information, please see her law firm website, https://haddadandsherwin.com/