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Julie Patter Rapaport

Senior Counsel
fax +1 (412) 394-2555

Julie Patter Rapaport assists clients in estate planning, as well as probate, trust, and estate administration.

Julie assists clients in developing estate plans that work best for their families, including drafting wills, trust agreements, marital agreements, and financial and health powers of attorney. Julie also advises fiduciaries in all phases of probate, trust, and estate administration.

In addition to her practice in estate planning and administration, Julie is an experienced commercial litigator, having spent nearly a decade advising and representing international, national, and regional clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including matters relating to complex commercial transactions, trade secret misappropriation and restrictive covenants, intellectual property infringement, and construction litigation. Julie’s litigation experience serves as a foundation for Julie to navigate complex estate planning and administration matters and advocate for her clients and ensure their needs are met.


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
B.A., cum laude with Honors, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Psychology (Minor: International Studies)


2019 and 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star

Named among Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)


United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

  • Member, Board of Directors (Executive Committee Member)
  • Next Generation Affinity Group Co-Chair
  • Campaign Cabinet Member
  • Women’s Leadership Council Member

UVa Club of Pittsburgh Member


Allegheny County Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Fellow

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit