Munck Wilson Mandala

Julie M. Christensen

Senior Associate
(972) 628-3635

Julie M. Christensen is a senior associate practicing in the firm’s complex litigation group. Julie routinely handles a wide variety of high-stakes commercial and intellectual property disputes, including issues arising from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference, unfair competition, securities fraud, fraud, trademark infringement, patent infringement, employment disputes, DTPA violations, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), and other business torts.

Julie has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants at all stages of litigation, including in proceedings seeking emergency injunctive relief, trials, and appeals. She has experience conducting written and electronic discovery, preparing and defending witnesses for depositions, and drafting and arguing dispositive motions.

Julie received her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law where she served on the Editorial Board for the Baylor Law Review. She also holds a B.A. in international studies from Baylor University. Prior to joining Munck Wilson, Julie gained experience in the areas of catastrophic products liability, dram shop/liquor liability, premises liability, and construction defect cases.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained temporary injunction on behalf of airline prohibiting online travel agent and metasearch engine from hacking the airline’s computer systems and upselling airfares
  • Successfully obtained pre-suit deposition on behalf of national material handling company in order to investigate theft of trade secrets and violation of non-compete/non-solicitation agreement
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of property developer in dispute arising from the ownership and control of the property
  • Successfully defended one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in Texas as second-chair in breach of contract arbitration brought by contracted physician, resulting in a finding of “no breach” and award of attorneys’ fees
  • Represented biotechnology corporation in dissenting shareholder action
  • Represented trucking company and managing-owner in insurance bad faith and legal malpractice claim in New Mexico
  • Defended oil and gas exploration company in securities litigation
  • Defended large public hospital in disability discrimination and retaliation claim at state and appellate court
  • Obtained favorable verdict as second chair in six-day jury trial, representing employer sued for negligent hiring where plaintiffs sought over $30 million in damages, with duties including drafting and arguing key pre-trial motions and motion for directed verdict
  • Obtained summary judgment for component part manufacturer in products liability boating accident case involving catastrophic personal injuries where plaintiffs alleged over $50 million in damages
  • Obtained summary judgment for janitorial services company in premises liability and negligence case involving allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Facilitated favorable resolution for flooring supplier during five-day trial in a wrongful death case where duties included drafting and arguing substantive pre-trial pleadings


Baylor Law School, 2017
Juris Doctorate
Baylor University, 2014
B.A. International Studies

Associations & Memberships

Global Hands of Hope
Board of Directors

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers


Honors & Awards

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Trail Skills Bootcamp – Planning Committee

2021 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2017

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Associate 2017-2018

Co-author, Your Digital World: What’s Happening and Using Metadata, State Bar of Texas Advanced Medical Torts CLE (March 2018)

A Deposition Is Not A “Take Home Examination”: Resolving the Ambuguity of Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 203.1, 69 Baylor Law Review 217 (Winter 2017)

Focus Areas

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Governance

Employee Litigation

Securities Litigation

Trade Secret Litigation