As senior associate at Cannabis Counsel, Julia A. Gilbert currently focuses on cannabis business formation and licensure under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), and soon under the Michigan regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA). She has efficiently and effectively helped clients in the licensing process pursuant to the MMFLA. Julia has also successfully
handled civil asset forfeiture cases, divorce and custody cases, and has defended medical cannabis patients and caregivers charged with marijuana related offenses and other individuals charged with non-marijuana related offenses. She has filed several lawsuits on behalf of clients against Michigan cities for their improper application of current marijuana laws and has argued in front of and received a favorable opinion from of the Michigan Court of Appeals on this issue.
Julia received a BA in English with a minor in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and her JD from Wayne State University Law School. The entirety of her legal career has focused on cannabis law; she began as a law clerk at Cannabis Counsel while at Wayne State and continued with Cannabis Counsel upon graduation and admission to the bar. She has found great success in cannabis law both for herself and her clients and actively works to maintain this success through participation with Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM), the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), and by being an active member of the Marijuana Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
Julia’s success has been recognized by Super Lawyers where her peers have voted her a Rising Star in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, an accolade that only 2.5% of Michigan attorneys receive.