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Michelle Julyan

Family Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   11 reviews

also known as MJ

  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 16 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    Child Custody, Child Support, Division of Assets, Alimony, Domestic Violence, LGBT Divorce and Family Law, etc.

    15 years, 200 cases

 We are a caring and compassionate law firm, devoted to handling divorce and family law issues exclusively.

If you are faced with divorce or family law issues, it is imperative that you retain counsel to represent you in order to ensure that your personal and financial interests are protected.

We are available to explain the legal process and to provide a personalized case strategy in an effort to allow you to make informed decisions.

Furthermore, while we make every reasonable attempt to resolve your legal issues through negotiation and agreement, we realize that this is not plausible in every case. In these situations, we are prepared to zealously litigate your case in the courtroom before a judge.

There are many other legal services we provide related to family Law, divorce and child custody law including:


  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Parenting Agreements
  • Equitable distribution laws
  • Divorce attorney in Raleigh NC
  • LGBT Law


Julyan Law Firm, PLLC
4208 Six Forks Rd., Suite 1000
located on the 10th Floor
Raleigh, NC, 27609

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5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Samantha | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond Expectation
Both attorney and paralegal were amazing I had a great time working with both of them they were super patient anytime I had questions of regularly got back in contact with me. They helped me in my family get through so much my first lawyer experience and I could not imagine hiring anybody else! I had to go back and forth traveling out of state and they definitely accommodated me when it came to meeting and what we needed to discuss.
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Posted by Kaye | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience
I definitely recommend Julyan Law Firm. MJ and Melissa worked with me through a separation and really had compassion for the tough task at hand. They were knowledgeable, professional, and really put me at ease throughout the entire process. Big thanks to MJ and Melissa for all their hard work.
Posted by Melinda | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Current Client
I recommend MJ and Melissa. They have really helped me so far. They really read up and do what they say. If you have questions they get them answered and are really helpful. I do recommend them. They do a great job.
Posted by Vicki Marchetta | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I contacted MJ and Melissa during one of the hardest times in my life
I contacted MJ and Melissa during one of the hardest times in my life, their knowledge, care and compassion has been over flowingly abundant since day one. This was my first time going through this so I didn't know what to expect, at every twist, turn up and down they coached me every step of the way, not only providing the legal advise I needed but also emotional support. When you have a legal team fighting in your corner whose got your back, it brings unprecedented comfort during what I can only explain again, as the hardest thing anyone person will go through. They have great communication, no email/call/question, ever went unanswered and were working on my case many, many times on their days off. MJ worked diligently to ensure no unneeded legal expenses were executed. They are a knowledgeable, trustworthy, diligently hardworking, caring and compassionate legal team.
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Posted by Wendy | November 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Current Client
I hired Michelle "MJ" Julyan. MJ is a stellar attorney. She and her team read everything, have highest ethical standards, make no assumptions, research and know the law, and sincerely want success for their clients. They go above and beyond to ensure optimal representation which allows confident progress. No playing games, just doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Scott | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
From the initial consultation through the entire case, MJ was professional and very knowledgeable. I felt secure in MJ's confidence to address all the issues at hand. Not an air of arrogance but a confidence that comes from experience. MJ was thorough in getting all the necessary details and in the presentation. I highly recommend MJ Julyan.
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Posted by Charlene | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Michelle Julyan is a caring, competent, and responsive attorney. She always responded to my calls and e-mails promptly. Michelle is very knowledgeable in all aspects of her legal field. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Dianne | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!
If I could write a thousand reviews, I could never praise Michelle enough. From our first meeting, she made me feel heard and protected. Her ability to remain steady, calm, and strong in the face of any situation has helped me deal with a very difficult child custody case. Michelle is well known and respected in the Raleigh family law arena, and this is very helpful in making her clients feel confident in her experience and expertise. I am convinced you could not find a better attorney to guide you through the maze of family law cases. Thank you, MJ!
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made my life very simple, didn't really have to do anything.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2014
Very Knowledgable And Thorough
Michelle Julyan did an excellent job of representing my case. She was thorough in explaining the Separation/Divorce process and was readily available to discuss any questions I had. Her expertise helped me receive a more than fair settlement. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by Kathy | August 10, 2014
Excellent, Compassionate Attorney. I'm Forever Greatful!
Michelle is without a doubt the most talented divorce/child custody attorney. Aside from Michelle's unsurpassed knowledge of the law, she is extremely respectful and compassionate when representing her clients. I knew I wasn't just a case number to her. She truly cared about my well being and went above and beyond the responsibilities as an attorney to make me feel safe and secure during such a difficult time. Michelle helped me manage issues that were extremely overwhelming and impossible for me to manage myself. I am forever grateful and blessed to have had Michelle's help, guidance and representation and would highly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce and custody dispute. Her hard work, persistence and exceptional knowledge of the law gave me optimal results. There is no way I could ever express in words how grateful I am.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Julyan Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present


  • Western State School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Buffalo State College
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2003
  • Hilbert College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Buffalo City Public Service Court Award
  • Buffalo City Courts
  • 2001
  • Certificate of Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Hilbert College
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Wake County Bar
  • LGBT Legal Issues
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Michelle
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. MJ and I worked opposite from each other in a high conflict custody dispute. I found MJ to be professional, courteous, reasonable, and a pleasure to work with as we tried to resolve the disputes for our clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Julyan is a very experienced family law attorney who will take on the most challenging cases with an open heart and an open mind. M.J. is tolerant and caring. Perfect for the client who is in distress and needs a good attorney and counselor to walk alongside them in the uphill battles of the legal process."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"MJ is a skilled and experienced family law attorney who works hard for her clients. I've known MJ for many years as a fellow family law attorney and I recommend her."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It has been a pleasure to work on various cases with Michelle. She is knowledgeable and compassionate, and always look to simplify the turmoil going on with the important decisions our clients face."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"MJ is a great attorney to work with!"
Child custody Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle works very hard for her clients. I would welcome an opportunity to work with her again."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael and I worked together on a matter years ago. He's a sharp mind and aims to do excellent work in all legal environments. Recommended."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Raleigh Family Lawyer Michelle Julyan
Michelle Julyan
Family Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 17 years