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Julie Fleming

Get to Know Julie

Julie A. Fleming is affiliated with CSR, where she helps attorneys and other business owners to construct and implement innovative business development plans. Through CSR and her consultancy Fleming Strategic, Julie walks her clients through the process of developing a strategic business plan, identifying and undertaking action items to implement that plan, and sharpening their business development skills so that they can build the practice and the lifestyle they want. Julie is the author of The Reluctant Rainmaker: A Guide for Lawyers Who Hate Selling, Seven Foundations of Time Mastery for Attorneys, and Legal Rainmaking Myths: What You Think You Know About Business Development Could Kill Your Practice, as well as numerous articles on topics such as business development, practice management, work/life balance, and leadership development.


Before shifting to consulting, Julie practiced law for over a decade in firms of 3 to more than 2100 attorneys, focusing her practice on patent litigation. She is a frequent speaker for law firms, bar associations, and law schools, and her work has appeared in diverse publications such as The Glass Hammer, Trial magazine, and ABA Now. A Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Julie holds a J.D. from the Emory University School of Law, a B.S. from Georgia State University, a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and a certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University. Julie currently serves as Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science and Technology Law.


When she is not advising clients, Julie operates the nonprofit organization The Purple Sherpa, which educates, supports, and encourages dementia family care-partners and caregivers. She is finishing and preparing to publish her mother’s book on how U.S. women first won the vote in 1869 in Wyoming Territory. Julie serves as an Elder of her church, dotes on her English Mastiff rescue dog Gracie, and escapes the hustle and bustle of Atlanta for Wyoming as often as she can.