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Julia Marie Purchase

Julia Marie Purchase

also known as Julia M. Purchase, Julie Purchase

Practice areas:

Mediation, Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation

About Me


Julia M. Purchase (“Julie”) has dedicated her career to the practice of family law and helping families and children through the legal process. She has significant experience litigating domestic relations disputes in the Denver metro area, and collaborating in the resolution of all aspects of dissolution of marriage, including sensitive parenting disputes, complex financial disputes and appellate issues involving family law matters. Julie is a trained and experienced mediator, specializing in mediation of family law cases. Julie’s experience, training and sincere concern for the long-term effects of the legal process allow her to provide thoughtful and efficient service to her clients.



Julie received an undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston. As an undergraduate, she focused her studies on psychology and business. Prior to studying law, Julie helped families and children of abuse and neglect at the Austin Children's Shelter and the Texas Council on Family Violence. Julie and has practiced before the Colorado District Court, Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court and is an active member of the Family Law Bar.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
  5. Mediation: 20%



Hourly ($100-195/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • William E. Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. I have used Ms. Purchase for mediation. Her knowledge of domestic law and practical application of the law is outstanding. Ms. Purchase is both a pleasant and effective mediator.


    William Smith Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Hannah Sarah Jannicelli

    I endorse this lawyer. Julia is an excellent mediator. It is clear from using Julia as a mediator that Julia has a wealth of experience and knowledge in family law.


    Hannah Jannicelli Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Kelley R. Southerland L.L.C.

Of Counsel
1562 Pearl St.
Denver, CO, 80203




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselKelley R. Southerland, LLC2012 - Present
AssociateKaplan Law L.L.C.2005 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States Magistrate Judge Marcia Crone2004 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)N/A2012 - Present
American Professional Society on the Abuse of ChildrenN/A2012 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Metropolitan Interdisciplinary CouncilMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Marriage of Rozzi, 190 P.3d 815 (Colo.App. 2008)N/A
Schultz v. Boston Stanton, 198 P.3d 1253 (Colo.App. 2008)N/A
Stanton v. Schultz, 08 SC 636 (Colo. 2010)N/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Texas System, AustinPsychology and BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts2002