Barry Julian, one of the founding partners of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., has been appointed an associate judge of the 3rd Judicial Court in Madison County, filling the vacancy left by Sarah Smith due to her election as circuit judge.
Julian, of Edwardsville, retired from Gori Julian & Associates in 2015 but has remained in contact with his co-founder, Randy Gori, and the rest of the team at the law firm.
During his career in law, Julian was honored as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He also has strong ties to the Metro East, graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1972 with a biology degree. In 1976, Julian received a D.M.D. degree from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louisi. After a successful career as a dentist, he received a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1995.
Prior to forming Gori Julian & Associates with Randy Gori, Barry Julian was also a partner at Wise & Julian in Alton. He and Gori started the firm Gori Julian & Associates in 2008, focusing their efforts on asbestos litigation cases. Today, the firm has a nationwide presence and continues to grow, expanding their practice areas and staff.