Pennsylvania Office
E: jbuonocore@rebarkelly.com
T: 267-705-4083
C: 215-488-7439
F: 484-344-5341
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Blue Bell Executive Campus
470 Norristown Road, Suite 201
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
New Jersey Office
T: 609-375-2070
F: 888-761-8299
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100 Overlook Center, 2nd Floor
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Amanda Bender - Paralegal/Administrative Assistant
E: abender@rebarkelly.com
T: 267-705-4086
Jennifer Ruhl - Paralegal
E: jruhl@rebarkelly.com
T: 267-705-4091

Julie Buonocore is a partner with Rebar Kelly. She has dedicated her entire career to defending carriers, TPAs, and their Insureds. She is a resourceful lawyer and business professional with a proven track record of achievement and attaining favorable outcomes for her clients. Julie advances her client’s interests by crafting a comprehensive and nuanced legal strategy founded on innovative approaches, a deep understanding of the law, and aggressive defense. She handles all aspects of pre-litigation claims and litigation in state and federal courts, from the first notice of claim throughout the life of a litigation and appeal. Julie handles a diverse set of claims including medical malpractice, professional negligence/malpractice, products liability, employment litigation, nursing home negligence, consumer fraud, catastrophic personal injury, and trucking liability. She works in professional liability, errors omissions, general liability, employment practices liability, and many other insurance lines.

Professional Experience

Julie has practiced insurance defense for her entire career. Julie has parlayed her significant experience into leadership and education roles within the insurance defense community. She was named a Super Lawyer: Rising Star for 2020 and was nominated for the CLM Young Professionals Outside Counsel of the Year Award in 2020. Julie is presently a board member of CLM’s Young Professional Advisory Board and is a committee chair for the Conference Committee. She has also presented on a variety of topics from defending against a bad faith set up to unconscious bias in litigation. Julie is a former law clerk for the U.S. Attorney, District of Delaware, and clerked for the Honorable Franklin Van Antwerpen of the Third Circuit.


Julie graduated Temple University Beasley School of Law magna cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, she was the Lead Research Editor of the Temple Law International and Comparative Law Journal. Julie studied at American University, where she earned a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish. She also studied at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile.

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Long Term




Real Estate & Broker Defense

Bar Memberships & Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Speaking Engagements & Publications

The Employer’s Primer on Pronoun Use, the Law, and Best Practices, CLM Annual Conference Presentation, March 2022.

Building Diverse Teams, CLM Annual Conference presentation, August 2021

Combating the Bad Faith Set-Up in Insurance, Stafford CLE, March 2019

Julie A. Buonocore, "Inconvenient" Truth: Second Circuit Breaches U.S. International Arbitration Treaty Obligations with Form Non Coveniens, 29 Temp. Int'l & Comp. L.J. 25 (2015).

Recognitions & Honors
  • Named a Super Lawyer: Rising Star for 2020
  • Nominated for the CLM Best Young Professionals Outside Counsel of the Year Award (2020)
  • Nominated for the CLM Best Young Professionals Outside Counsel of the Year Award (2021)
  • CLM Best Young Professional Outside Counsel 2022
Civic Involvement and Interests

Julie currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband. She enjoys spending time reading, traveling, and cooking.