Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Julie Krumwiede (pronounced kroom-VEE-da) received her J.D. from N.Y.U. Law School, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and the recipient of the Eric Dean Bender Prize for her commitment to public service. At N.Y.U., she participated in the Family Defense Clinic, where she helped represent BDS clients facing abuse and neglect allegations in family court, and the Juvenile Defender Clinic, where she represented young people accused of crimes at their first appearance, suppression hearings, and at trial in the Bronx Family Court. She served as co-chair for both the National Lawyers’ Guild student chapter and OUTLaw, the law school’s LGBTQ student association. She spent summers interning with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, working with trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers on immigration and discrimination issues, and with the BDS Criminal Practice. Julie is ecstatic to be back as a staff attorney, a position she began in 2015.
Julie first became passionate about the need for police accountability at an early age when police officers shot and killed a mentally-ill high school classmate of hers in Boise, Idaho, whose parents had called the police for help. She went on to graduate summa cum laude from the George Washington University, studying English and Sociology. Prior to law school, Julie was a waiter, a case manager for an abortion hotline, and a team leader at HIPS, a harm reduction organization, where she drove the overnight outreach van distributing condoms, sterile syringes and other supplies to sex workers and others with street-based livelihoods in Washington, DC.
Julie currently serves as a member on the Board of Directors for the New York Abortion Access Fund and spends much of her spare time doting on her terrier-Chihuahua mix, Blanche.