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Julie Johnston


Julie Johnston is the paralegal for Collins Rupp. She is highly experienced in expungements, 402 reductions, DUI case analysis, juvenile case work, and researching and drafting a wide variety of motions in criminal defense and family law. Her career started in college as a technical writer and editor for professors. Her lifelong passion for law and writing led her to working as a paralegal, which she loves. She finds great satisfaction in applying law, logical reasoning, and compassion to helping her clients. She also has a diverse background as a writer, actor, producer, editor, and costume designer in film. When not working, she loves spending time with her family, and hiking in the great mountains of Utah.


  • Bachelor of English degree with a minor in Legal Studies from Weber State University
  • Graduate from Citizen’s Police Academy in Davis County
  • Paralegal Certificate from Weber State University
  • Currently pursuing education as a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated with departmental honors In English, and earned high honor roll awards most semesters
  • Selected to be a speaker at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference
  • Teacher at the MCRD in San Diego
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for Guardian ad Litem - investigating, reporting, and advocating for children.
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