Criminal defense


Julia Bella practiced as a public defender for seven years and has been in private practice for the past five years. She has handled various matters ranging from juvenile, to sex offenders, to murder appeals.  

Having filed over 25 appellate briefs, Julia's extensive experience in appellate law brings value to each of her clients in the appellate process.  She has argued before the 2nd District Court of Appeals, the 14th District Court of Appeals, and before the Court of Criminal appeals. 

Her practice also includes trial of any major felony, direct appeal, postconviction, and parole.  She has worked in urban and rural courts, and is qualified to handle appointments including murder and aggravated sexual assault.