Magistrate Julie A. Bruns received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Miami University in 1993 and her Juris Doctor from The University of Dayton School of Law in 1996.
From 1994 to 1996 she served as the Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Barbara P. Gorman, Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge. From 1996 to 2019 she served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Montgomery County where she was a criminal trial attorney assigned to the Juvenile Division, Adult Trial Division, CARE House (Montgomery County’s Child Advocacy Center), and finally serving as the Juvenile Division Chief from 2005-2019. In February of 2019 she began her work as a Magistrate for the Montgomery County Juvenile Court where she presides over private custody matters as well as juvenile traffic cases.
While working as an Assistant Prosecutor, Magistrate Bruns served on numerous committees through the Ohio Supreme Court and the Governor’s Office, which included work on both Senate Bill 10, the Adam Walsh Act, and Ohio’s Juvenile Competency statute. She was also a vital part of developing one of the first Juvenile Sexting Diversion programs in the nation, which became a model for programs in multiple states throughout the US. Magistrate Bruns has also taught Paralegal courses at Rets Tech Center and Capitol University.
Magistrate Bruns is a member of the Dayton Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Magistrates.