Julie has been an active member of the Virginia State Bar since 1991. She has conducted litigation in the Virginia counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Culpeper and Orange and argued appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals. She has been admitted to practice in Maryland since 1999 and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Julie is among the most highly rated family law attorneys in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. She holds an AV(TM) peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell(TM) and has been named by that entity as one of the Preeminent Women Attorneys in the United States. In 2005, she was recognized by Washingtonian magazine for her diplomatic skills in the area of prenuptial agreement drafting. In 2009 and 2012, Washingtonian recognized her as one of the top 88 divorce attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area, and in 2013 and 2015 Washingtonian named her among the top attorneys in all practice areas in the Washington D.C. area. Northern Virginia Magazine has ranked her among the top family law attorneys in the area since 2010. Super Lawyers has rated her as a Virginia Super Lawyer since 2012, a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer since 2013, and named her to its list of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia since 2013.Julie practices in the firm's Fairfax City and Warrenton offices.
Julie is a 1991 graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of law, where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. She is a 1988 cum laude graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She has lectured and acted as a panelist on the issue of work-life balance for presentations by the National Association of Woman Lawyers and the Virginia State Bar. She is a frequent speaker before local business and interest groups on topics pertaining to divorce and mental health records confidentiality.
A native Virginian, Julie resides in the area with her husband and their two children.