Julie R. Johnstone

Julie R. Johnstone

Managing Director, Retail Litigation


Julie Johnstone is Managing Director of Bates Group's Retail Litigation practice, where she uses her experience in accounting and finance to provide consulting and manage forensic investigatory engagements primarily related to financial litigation cases.

Before joining the Bates Group, Ms. Johnstone was a senior manager/consultant with LECG and Bates Private Capital Incorporated, a firm that provided litigation consulting, financial analysis, market trend research, and expert witness testimony for securities and other financial-related matters.

Ms. Johnstone also provided contract accounting services through Johnstone Accounting Solutions, Inc. where she served as controller for various clients, as well as provided monthly bookkeeping and tax services to small businesses and individuals. Ms. Johnstone began her accounting career in the audit department at Ernst & Young, and then continued her career at Symonds, Evans & Company (formerly Symonds, Evans & Larson, P.C.), performing financial statement audits and reviews in a variety of industries.


Julie R. Johnstone

A Consultant and subject matter expert in these services:



Bates Group, Managing Director, 2016-Present

Bates Group, Principal, 2011-2016

Bates Group, Senior Managing Consultant, 2011

LECG, Senior Managing Consultant, 2008-2011

LECG, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Senior Manager, 2005-2008

Bates Private Capital Incorporated, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Senior Manager, 2001-2005; Interim Controller, 2005

Johnstone Accounting Solutions, Inc., Portland, Oregon, Owner, 1997-2005

Symonds, Evans & Company, Portland, Oregon, Manager, 1992-1997

Ernst & Young, Portland, Oregon, Senior, 1989-1991


Certified Public Accountant, 1991

Portland State University, BS, Business Administration/Finance, 1988