Julie Heintz-Cho

Senior Paralegal/Marketing Director/Office Manager

Julie came back to the legal world after taking time off to raise her daughters. She is a graduate of Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, California (go Waves!). After law school, she returned to her home state of Michigan where she clerked at the Michigan Supreme Court and worked at Miller Canfield, one of the state’s largest law firms. She then moved to Seattle, Washington to marry her law school sweetheart. She worked in the Real Estate department of Starbucks Coffee before becoming a Legal Research and Writing Professor at Seattle University School of Law. She is the author of Washington Legal Research and is a member of the bar in Michigan and Washington. She has lived with her husband and two daughters in Charlotte since 2011. In her free time, she enjoys finding new restaurants with her husband, attending her older daughter’s volleyball games, and watching her younger daughter’s YouTube channel.

 

Jineen Espinosa

Of Counsel (North Carolina license pending)

Jineen arrived in Kure Beach, North Carolina by way of New York, California, then New York again. After attending Columbia University in New York (B.A., cum laude in Russian Language in 1989), she received a JD, with distinction, from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California in 1993. After practicing law in California for 16 years, she relocated to New York long enough to to remember why she had left in the first place. Jineen is currently licensed to practice law in California and New York, and will soon be licensed in North Carolina. She has enjoyed a diverse and ever-evolving legal career that has included being an associate in several insurance defense firms, acting as Research Attorney, Discovery Referee and Special Master for the Stanislaus County Superior Court, working as Referral Counselor and Content Writer for the Legal Referral Service at the New York City Bar Association, and performing legal research and writing on a contract basis for Quo Jure Corporation, a legal outsourcing company based in San Francisco, California, which she now owns and operates. Along the way, Jineen has gained experience in many areas of the law, including, labor/employment, healthcare, business/corporate, probate and estate administration, real estate, insurance, consumer, criminal and personal injury. No matter the topic, she strives to spot legal issues, conduct research and draft pleadings and briefs with authority and finesse to maximize the chances of success. If Jineen had any free time, she would probably enjoy yoga, hula-hooping, clog dancing, quilting, biking, meditating and reading for pleasure. She might even like to start everyday on the beach watching the sunrise.