Julie Selesnick, a 1990 graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, provides legal services addressing employee benefits, insurance coverage, and health care. Super Lawyers recently chose Selesnick for their 2019–2021 list. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state.
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Selesnick graduated with a B.A., cum laude, from San Diego State University and was elected Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha. She received her J.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law and was elected Order of the Coif. This honorary scholastic society encourages excellence in legal education by formally commending law school graduates for their scholarly accomplishments.
Selesnick began legal practice in 2002 and is currently Of Counsel to the plaintiff law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. She represented the NAACP in a race-based discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. President and Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) memo. The Supreme Court upheld the favorable district court opinion in this case, vacating the DACA rescission memo in June 2020.
Selesnick is the daughter of Judy Selesnick of Peabody and Herbert Selesnick of Salem.