Juliana Fulop

Legal Assistant

Recently completing her undergraduate degree from University of San Diego, Juliana Fulop has pursued her interest in communications, political science, and law for the past three years.

Her first corporate experience came before finishing high school, when she interned at a large New York City magazine. There, she absorbed the work of the creative department, learning how content is put together and in what respect each person plays a role in its publication. 

Choosing communications as her college major, she picked up political science in her sophomore year. When asked why she started leaning towards law school, she explained that an uncle who works as an attorney for a global insurance firm and is an ofttimes mentor, “didn’t push, but he gave me good advice.”

Since then, Fulop has worked and interned for both a district attorney and a local San Diego law firm. She has attended hundreds of hours of hearings and criminal trials, taken legal notation, and acquired extensive knowledge on court proceedings. 

She did a stint exploring entertainment law but realized she wasn’t interested in moving to Los Angeles. Fulop also tried environmental law and family law. “I didn’t love those internships but I did gain good experience.”

In November 2020, she was offered the position of legal assistant for Brotman Law and in a very short time has become a valued and integral part of the team. When asked about working in tax law she said “I deal with the Franchise Tax Board a lot and I’ve gotten comfortable with it. I also assist with collections cases where people are very stressed. I work with our attorneys to find them options. Our clients seem to know that we’re working hard for them and are really grateful.”

Now that she has found her niche, she’s elected to complete the three-part IRS Enrolled Agent Test and has just passed Part I – Individual Taxation. “I didn't know much about it, but it will help so much. Working full time and studying is hard, but I'm eager to complete it!”

Hobbies include cats — and every Saturday morning, Fulop works out and then does a three-mile beach walk around Bird Rock. “I don’t bring my phone and basically ‘fall off the face of the earth,’ on Saturday mornings. I’m a very routine person. I try to get out and have some caffeine and fun.”

 

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