Julia Drafahl is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’s St. Louis office. Ms. Drafahl focuses her practice on defending employers against discrimination claims, harassment claims, retaliation claims, wrongful termination claims, and wage and hour violations in both state and federal courts. Ms. Drafahl also represents and advises employers in pre-litigation matters before administrative agencies, and she counsels employers in compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws and regulations.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins in 2014, Ms. Drafahl received her J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. Her educational background also includes an M.A. in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A from Macalester College. While in law school, Ms. Drafahl interned for Magistrate Judge David Noce of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri and with the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Michigan.