Julia L. Sinor, Associate

Practice Emphasis
Julia L. Sinor’s litigation practice focuses on premises liability, general negligence, and nonsubscriber cases.  She has represented retail companies, premises owners, manufacturers, pharmacies and construction companies in a broad range of personal injury and commercial matters, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.  Ms. Sinor also has handled construction defect, OSHA, business interruption, commercial, foodborne illness, pharmaceutical, and professional negligence cases.  Ms. Sinor handles cases from pre-suit investigation through trial, and over the course of her career, has obtained numerous summary judgments and defense verdicts.Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment for land developer in lawsuit brought by home builder alleging widespread foundation failure throughout a subdivision. The Dallas Court of Appeals upheld the summary judgment.
  • Defended utility provider in serious personal injury lawsuit following electric shock from a high voltage power line.
  • Defended general contractor of highway construction project in premises liability case alleging serious and permanent neurological injuries.
  • Defended underground utility contractor in fatality lawsuit alleging violations of OSHA’s confined space entry regulations.
  • Defended industrial contractor against allegations of defective repair of ammonia plant and claims of multi-million dollar business losses.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude, 2001.
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Texas at Austin, 1997.

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2001.
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas


Presentations and Papers

  • Co-Presenter – Foodborne Illness in Texas:  What Claims Handlers Need to Know (October 2013, November 2013).
  • Presenter – Responsible Third Party Designations (January 2013).
  • Co-Presenter – Texas’ New Anti-Indemnity Statute:  Sharing the Misery (May 2012).
  • Co-Presenter – The Super (Bowl) Bust:  A Case Study of Construction Claims (May 2011).
  • Co-Author – The Cost of Being the Boss:  The Control Freak’s Guide to Lee Lewis and General Contractor Liability for Subcontractor Safety  (May 2007).

 

attorney Julie Sinor
jsinor@peavlergroup.com