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Julie E. Robertson

Chair, Insurance Department
Leader, Captive Insurance Practice Group
Member, Executive Committee
Member, Board of Directors


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude; Order of the Coif
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • with distinction


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Julie Robertson is an insurance coverage and health lawyer who concentrates her practice on alternative risk financing. She possesses over 20 years of experience in representing businesses, both taxable and tax-exempt, across the country in connection with their alternative risk programs.

  • Organizes and represents captive insurance companies, self-insurance programs, risk purchasing groups, rent-a-captives, and risk retention groups
  • Advises clients on legal aspects of feasibility studies and structural models for alternative risk programs
  • Counsels owners/sponsors of alternative risk financing arrangements on legal, regulatory, and strategic issues
  • Advises clients on insurance program structure, including excess coverage and reinsurance arrangements
  • Possesses extensive experience with captive insurance companies with multiple owners
  • Possesses experience with companies in the leading captive insurance domiciles
  • Advises captive boards on best practices, compliance, corporate governance, and strategic planning
  • Provides reviews and interpretations of insurance policies and analyses of questions of coverage
  • Lectures frequently on alternative risk programs at national and international conferences
  • Familiar with areas of healthcare law relevant to regulatory compliance of healthcare captive insurance companies and their owners



  • Captive Review Power 50 Captive Insurance Professional, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2022
    • Recognized in practice areas of Health Care Law and Insurance Law
    • Detroit Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2019
    • Detroit Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2017, 2022
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2009-2021
    • Named as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers, 2010-2012
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2011, 2013-2017, and 2019
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Recognized as a Leader in the Law, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Insurance Managers Association of the Cayman Islands
  • National Risk Retention Association
  • South Carolina Captive Insurance Association, Inc.

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