Boone Karlberg P.C.
201 West Main Street | Suite 300 Missoula, Montana 59802
(406) 543-6646
Julie R. Sirrs

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Julie received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Prior to becoming an attorney Julie was an intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency. Julie graduated with high honors from law school at The University of Montana and received a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Washington. While in law school, Julie was an intern with Boone Karlberg and also performed her clinical internship with United States District Court Judge Donald W. Molloy. After graduating from law school, she joined Boone Karlberg as an associate in 2008. In addition to practicing law, Julie has taught courses in taxation and elder law at the University of Montana School of Law. She enjoys spending time with her husband Owen and their two children, taking advantage of the many recreational opportunities Montana offers.

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Business and Real Estate Transactions
  • Tax and Civil Litigation

Education and Experience

  • LL.M., University of Washington School of Law
  • J.D., The University of Montana School of Law, with High Honors
  • M.Ed., George Mason University
  • B.S.F.S., International Politics, Georgetown University

Honors and Publications

  • AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • American Bar Association, Probate & Property: “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Charitable Giving: Impact and Planning Strategies,” Nov/Dec 2019.
  • State Bar of Montana, Montana Lawyer: “Should State Provide Civil Cause of Action for Elder Abuse?” November 2014.

Community and Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Montana’s Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax and Real Property (BETTR) Section, Treasurer
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Montanans for National Security, Co-Founder and Board of Directors
  • Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater School, Board of Directors
  • University of Montana School of Law Tax Institute, Board of Directors
  • Western Montana Estate Planning Council, current member and past vice president
  • Western Montana Chapter for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Past Board of Directors
  • Habitat for Humanity of Missoula, past Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club of Missoula