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Julian F. Alwill is a partner at Rothschild & Alwill, APC focused on the practice of employment law. Handling all stages of representation for both employees and employers in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, and the surrounding Southern California area, Mr. Alwill provides assistance and counsel on:

  •           Discrimination
  •           Harassment
  •           Misclassification
  •           Wage-and-hour disputes
  •           Retaliation claims
  •           Civil rights
  •           Consumer rights
  •           Fraud
  •           Breach of contract
  •           Misrepresentation

Since 2008, after his clerkship for a federal magistrate, Mr. Alwill has successfully advocated for clients in both state and federal courts. His skill in achieving favorable outcomes and thorough, comprehensive representation of clients have earned him a “Super Lawyer” designation for seven consecutive years, an “Excellent” Avvo rating, and an “AV Preeminent” designation from Martindale-Hubbell – the highest level of professional excellence as judged by his legal peers.

Mr. Alwill remains active in the legal community even when not working to advance his clients’ interests. He is a member of numerous organizations, including the Santa Barbara Bar Association and the California Employment Lawyers Association. Additionally, Mr. Alwill expends considerable effort furthering education in the field of employment law by teaching classes and giving seminars to legal professionals and the public at large. Since 2019, Mr. Alwill has been a professor of contracts and torts at the local law school.


  • State Bar of California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • Santa Barbara Bar Association, Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • William L. Gordon Inn of Court, Member

Professional Honors

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
  • Super Lawyer, Southern California, 2015 – present
  • Excellent Rating, Avvo


  • Hiring Techniques, April 2020
  • Legal Issues in Hiring and Firing, November 2018
  • Imperative Information for Employee Handbooks, October 2018
  • Human Resource Law Boot Camp, 2018
  • Human Resource Law from A to Z, 2018
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law, January 2017
  • Political Speech in the Workplace: Essential Legal Considerations, 2017
  • HR Seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Wage and Benefits, and Discipline & Discharge, 2016
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law, 2015
  • Human Resource Law from Start to Finish, 2014


  • Spanish