Born in Colombia South America moved to the US in 2001 and was hosted by childhood friend’s family. Began learning the English language by taking classes at the Sullivan Center and Agape Language Institute while working two jobs. Then began studying criminal justice at Greenville Technical College and at the same time began competing amateur cycling races in the east coast.
Graduated from King in 2014 with a degree in Political Science and minor in Business working towards a lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer. Cycling coach Dan Kreiss recruited him to continue his education and cycle for King University. While racing for King University the team achieved conference champions twice and qualified to three national championships.
After completing his degree at King, Julian attended the Charlotte School of Law and finished his degree at the Appalachian School of Law. Julian graduated in May 2018 and passed the bar in 2019 with a high score that could allow him to practice law in more than 25 jurisdictions should he seek being admitted. As of now, he has been admitted to the SC & NC bar – having been sworn in by the Supreme Court of South Carolina in January 2020, and in North Carolina by his former professor and retired Superior Court Judge Jesse B. Caldwell III.
And with Spanish as his mother tongue and previous experience as an interpreter, Julian is passionate about helping the Hispanic community. Julian is a man who wants to seek justice for all and we are proud that he is an alumnus of King University and Appalachian School of Law. Julian is now married to his smart and beautiful wife Diana Martinez who has been key support for him throughout law school and passing the bar to be able to practice law.