Julianna (Julie) T. Hopper

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Julianna (Julie) T. Hopper

Julie, a litigator with JKW, was named by Best Lawyers® as One to Watch in New Mexico, a list of up-and-coming lawyers.

Her practice focuses on representing public utilities and businesses involved in the energy sector before administrative agencies.  Julie also represents clients in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and has experience with appellate law.

Her experience assisting clients before the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission involves advising on compliance filings, rate cases, acquisitions, and condemnation proceedings.  Julie’s civil and commercial litigation experience includes representing clients in various legal issues, including contract disputes, collection matters, and insurance coverage issues.  Additionally, Julie assists clients in appellate administrative proceedings as well as through state and federal district courts, and before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Julie earned her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2017.  She joined JKW in 2017 and was elected partner in 2024.

Bar Admissions

New Mexico

U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico


University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2017)

University of New Mexico, B.A, summa cum laude (2014)

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch (2024)

New Mexico Women’s Bar Association, Member


H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court, Past Member


Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.