Founder of RISE
Resolutions in Special Education (RISE)
Mobile, AL
United States

Julie J. Weatherly, Esq. has been working with school agencies in the area of special education since 1986. She is the owner and founder of Resolutions in Special Education, Inc., a special education law firm in Alabama with offices in Mobile and Birmingham. Julie is a member of the State Bars of Alabama and Georgia and for more than thirty-five years has provided legal representation and consultation to school agencies across the country in the area of educating students with disabilities. She has been a member of the faculty for many national and state special education legal institutes and is a frequent speaker at special education law conferences and professional development sessions. Julie has developed a number of training programs that support special education legal compliance and has been published nationally as a part of her trainings, workshops and seminars. In June of 1996, Julie appeared with Leslie Stahl on CBS news program “60 Minutes” to discuss the cost of meeting the legal requirements of IDEA and in 1998, she was honored by Georgia’s Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as the Individual who had Contributed Most to Students with Disabilities. In April 2012, Julie received the Award for Outstanding Service from the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE).