Julia A. Metts is the Vice President of Trial School, a non-profit advocacy resource center for attorneys, and Director of Programs for MTMP’s Paralegal College Program. Prior to these roles she was a Mass Torts attorney with Levin Papantonio Rafferty following a successful tenure as the Director of Trial Programs at Stetson University College of Law. During that time Ms. Metts managed, coached, and trained the members of Stetson’s nationally recognized Trial Team. She also taught courses on The Federal Rules of Evidence and Trial Advocacy. Prior to her time leading Stetson’s nationally ranked trial program, Julia was an Assistant State Attorney with the State Attorney’s Office in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. During the first 14 years of her career, Julia actively tried misdemeanor, felony, career criminal, RICO and homicide cases. In addition to her experience in the courtroom, Ms. Metts managed local county offices, trained young lawyers and law enforcement officers across the State of Florida.
Metts regularly lectures on the topics of women’s empowerment, diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, work life balance, persuasive presentations and advocacy skills.
In her non-lawyer life, Julia enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, learning new things and simply trying to do one thing every day to make this world a better place.