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Detroit College of Law
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
Member, Managing Editor Outside Articles, Detroit College of Law Review

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
B.S., Management & Organizations, 1990

Bar Admissions

Federal Eastern Bar Association

Federal Western Bar Association


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Family Law Attorney

Julia is the chair of the Family Law Team and works with clients in family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support and parenting time matters. She has unique experience with international custody cases, international abduction cases and valuation and division of high net worth marital estates. She is also a certified mediator with a focus in family law.

Julia’s experience also includes representing clients in commercial litigation.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law, since 2018

Best Lawyers in America®, Ann Arbor Lawyer of the Year, Family Law, 2024

DBusiness© magazine, Top Lawyers, Family Law, since 2018

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Women in the Law, 2016

Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2018, 2020, 2021

National Law Review, Thought Leader Award (Family Law Practice Team), 2020

Professional Affiliations

Detroit Bar Association, member, 2016 – present; Board of Directors, 2017 – present

Detroit Mercy Law, Family Law adjunct professor, 2004 – 2017

Oakland County Family Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Wayne County Family Bar Association

Community Involvement

City of Canton Planning Commission, 2015 – 2020

Culinary Challenge Core Committee, 2010 – 2018

Girls Rock Detroit Board, 2021 – 2022

Kids Talk Advisory Committee, 2005 – present


Presenter, ICLE webinar: Family Law Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic, May 14, 2020

Presenter, ICLE webinar: Demonstration: Family Law Deposition, July 13, 2020

Presenter, ICLE webinar: Fundamentals of Divorce and Procedure, November 10, 2021

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