Julia Ann Love > Thompson Hine LLP > Cleveland, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
CLEVELAND, OH 44114-1291
United States

Work Department

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Julia leads the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice and has almost 30 years’ experience counseling businesses on employee benefits and executive compensation issues, including ERISA compliance, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, health and welfare plans, executive employment agreements and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements. She has significant experience advising on defined benefit pension plan de-risking transactions, employee benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, Affordable Care Act compliance, and issues relating to multiple and multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans. Julia was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel in 2016.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1994, cum laude
  • Boston University, B.A., 1991, magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

Thompson Hine LLP advises on a range of benefits matters, including 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, including Section 409A compliance issues, as well as health and welfare plans. In Cleveland, Julia Ann Love leads the practice and focuses on group health plan rules under the Affordable Care Act, while Washington DC-based Dominic DeMatties advises on ERISA compliance issues relating to tax-qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements. Other key members of the team include David Whaley, Timothy Brown, Kim Wilcoxon and Laura Ryan, who are all based in the firm’s Cincinnati office.