Perspectiva General

Julia R. Shackleton’s practice focuses exclusively on counseling and representing management clients on labor and employment law matters. She has experience representing employers in the healthcare, higher education, and hospitality industry settings. Julia defends employers in a variety of employment matters, including claims related to wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, accommodations, leaves of absence, and wage and hour. Julia is a member of Littler's Vaccination Working Group and has spent substantial time advising clients on workplace concerns and policies relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to joining Littler, Julia worked for a civil litigation firm where she concentrated her practice in labor and employment, general liability, and professional liability defense. She also served as a judicial clerk for the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk Department, assisting the Providence County Business Calendar.

During law school, Julia was a member of the University of Miami Business Law Review and Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board. 

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Federal Bar Association, Rhode Island Chapter


Rhode Island Bar Association, Labor Law & Employment Committee


Recognized, Up & Coming Lawyer

Rhode Island Lawyer’s Weekly


Recognized, Professional Excellence in Law

Rhode Island Monthly


Recognized, Professional Excellence in Law

Rhode Island Monthly


Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Conflict of Laws

University of Miami School of Law


Recipient, Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award: Professional Responsibility

University of Miami School of Law


News, Analysis & Press

Alexa, Amazon Assistant or Government Informant?

27 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 301


Cloudy Over United States v. Microsoft

U. Miami Bus. L. Rev.

April 4, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations and Reasonable Suspicion Training on Rhode Island Marijuana Laws

Providence, RI

January 19, 2023

Long COVID Initiative

Brown University School of Public Health

January 12, 2022


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., Gettysburg College

Admisión de la barra

Rhode Island


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island