Julie E. Oelsner

Of Counsel



Julie’s practice has emphasized debtor-creditor rights for over 25 years, and she heads our Bankruptcy practice group.

She has worked with all of the Firm’s practice groups, particularly with attorneys in the Corporate, Real Estate, and Litigation practice areas.

Julie emphasizes all aspects of bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law. She represents institutional lenders and individual creditors, and creditor committees in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 cases. Her clients have also included Chapter 7 Trustees. Julie’s experience extends to assisting investors with their purchase and sale of distressed assets, as well as negotiating out-of-court workouts for clients in financial difficulty. Through the firm’s membership in Meritas, she has been able to assist clients that are creditors or have been sued in bankruptcy cases across the country.

She has significant experience litigating motions for relief from stay, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, objections and defenses to claims, restructuring tax liability in bankruptcy cases, and objecting to the debtor’s discharge on behalf of creditor claimants. Before joining the firm, Julie was in private practice. Her boutique firm represented Chapter 11 and 7 debtors, Chapter 7 trustees, and creditors with claims in bankruptcy cases up and down the state.

Julie is an accomplished speaker and has been a speaker and panelist for the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, the Creditor Managers Association, and the Sacramento and Yolo County bar associations. She is a past President of the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum and previously served as a Board member.

In addition to her legal career, Julie is actively involved in her community. She has been a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, PLUS Instructor (Promoting Literacy United States), NAWBO (National Association of Woman Business Owners), KS&A (Board of Directors), Park Terrace Swim & Tennis Club (Board of Directors, Aquatics Committee), SLC Tithing Committee, and VLSP (Debtor’s Clinic).

Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum

California Bankruptcy Forum

Barristers Club of Sacramento

Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy/Commercial Law Section

Meritas, Sacramento


The Best Lawyers in America ®, 2018-2023, Sacramento, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2016-2017

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2017- 2022 – Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor

J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1985

B.A., University of Nevada, Reno, 1981