Hon. Julianna Earp

North Carolina Business Court

The Honorable Julianna Theall Earp is presently Judge of the North Carolina Business Court with chambers in Greensboro. She was appointed a Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases in May 2021.  After graduating from the University of Georgia with degrees in management (B.B.A. summa cum laude) and law (J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), Judge Earp practiced as a civil litigator with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP and its predecessors from 1986-2018, when the firm joined Fox Rothschild LLP. Over the course of that time, she tried cases and resolved conflicts for clients that varied widely in size and by industry. She spent the final 7 years of her time with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP as Chair of its Management Committee and, in that role, facilitated the combination with Fox Rothschild LLP. From November 2018 until she joined the Court in May 2021, Judge Earp managed the Atlanta, Charlotte and Greensboro offices of the combined firm while also continuing her practice.