Julianna Ebert, Retired Partner


Julie Ebert is a retired partner with Quarles & Brady. Her practice included serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel or special counsel to Wisconsin municipalities, counties, school districts and other political subdivisions as well as the State of Wisconsin for general obligation issues, revenue bond issues, tax incremental financing issues, tax/revenue/grant anticipation issues and special assessment bond issues. Her experience included the following:

  • Served as bond counsel to the State of Wisconsin in connection with Transportation Revenue Bonds, General Fund Annual Appropriation Bonds and other issues.
  • Served as bond counsel in connection with tax incremental financing and other economic development issues for Wisconsin communities.
  • Served as bond counsel in connection with Wisconsin school district referendum issues and cash-flow financings.

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 1981)
    • Thomas More Scholar.
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A., cum laude, 1974)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American College of Bond Counsel (Fellow)
  • Wisconsin Association of School Attorneys (Former President, 1993-1994)
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers (Former President, 1996; Board of Directors, 1994-1998)
  • American Bar Association (Task Force on Lawyers' Political Contributions, 1997-1998)
  • AFS Foundation of Milwaukee (Corresponding Secretary, Board of Directors)
  • Public Policy Forum (Former Trustee)

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation Class of 2013.
  • Awarded Bernard P. Friel Medal for distinguished service in public finance by the National Association for Bond Lawyers, 1999
  • Honored as a "Woman of Influence" by The Business Journal of Milwaukee in 2004 and as a "Leader in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2005
  • Elected a Life Fellow in the American Bar Foundation in 2005
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2007-present: Project Finance Law / Public Finance Law)
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers® 2013 Milwaukee Project Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2005-2008 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists (Bonds/Government Finance, category later dropped by Super Lawyers)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Awarded the Frederick O. Kiel Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Bond Lawyers (2011)

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Author, "Tapping Into Federal Stimulus Dollars," Wisconsin School News, 2009
  • Co-author, "Municipal Borrowing in Wisconsin" chapter included in Handbook for Municipal Officials published by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, 1999, updated in 2011