Julie Brown Petersen

Ms. Petersen joined the firm in 2020 from St. Louis, Missouri with extensive experience in product liability defense. Julie is an active member of the Colorado, Missouri, and Illinois bars and an inactive member of the Iowa bar. Prior it joining Sparks Willson, she clerked for the Illinois Court of Appeals before entering private practice in the greater St. Louis area. She earned her B.A. in International Relations from Pepperdine University and J.D. from the University of Missouri.

In her free time, Julie can be found enjoying Colorado’s lack of humidity, pushing a cozy coupe around her neighborhood, and trying to bake at high altitude.

Practice Areas:


  • Juris Doctor, The University of Missouri School of Law (2009)
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations – Political Science, Pepperdine University (2005)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • El Paso County Bar Association (2020)
  • Colorado Bar Association (2020)

Court Admissions:

  • Colorado State Courts (2020)
  • Illinois (2011)
  • Iowa (2010; Inactive)
  • Missouri (2009)

Other Distinctions:

  • Board of Directors, Missouri Veterans Endeavor (2017 – 2019)

Professional Experience:

  • Sparks Willson (2020-Present)
  • Tucker Ellis, LLP, St. Louis, Missouri (2016 – 2020)
  • Wilson Elser Moskowitz LLP, Edwardsville, Illinois (2016 – 2015)
  • Hepler Broom LLP, Edwardsville, Illinois (2012 – 2015)
  • Illinois Court of Appeals (2009 – 2012)


Misty A. Parker
Email: map@sparkswillson.com