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Julie has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Family Law. For over 21 years, Julie has effectively advocated for individuals in family law matters in Durham and Orange County courts. As a mediator and Collaborative Divorce practitioner, she is a skilled and experienced negotiator, using creative problem-solving techniques to achieve excellent results for her clients. Julie graduated from UNC Law School in 1990. Following her association with the Durham law firm of Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, she established her own family law practice in 1997.


Julie focuses on finding practical, efficient solutions to her clients’ legal problems. She helps her clients minimize financial difficulties and uncertainties and reduce parenting conflicts so they can work toward a secure and stable future. Julie enjoys a close working relationship with her clients, and she finds it especially satisfying to help them resolve their legal issues so they can move into the next phase of their lives with a hopeful outlook.


Contact info

3001 Academy Rd Ste 120
Durham, NC, 27707-2653

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    24 years
  2. Family: 25%
    24 years
  3. Mediation: 20%
    13 years
  4. Prenuptials: 15%
  5. Alimony: 15%
    24 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brian C. Johnston

    I have worked with Julie as opposing counsel on several cases over the years and highly endorse her. She is an excellent and well-respected attorney. Julie is always a pleasure to work with. She is a consummate professional. She cares about her clients and works to obtain the best results possible for them.


    Brian Johnston Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Laurel E Solomon

    I endorse this lawyer. Julie is a lawyer's lawyer. She is a consummate professional. I have worked with Julie both as opposing counsel and as a collaborator on my matters. She is thorough, caring, calming, and goal-oriented. She carefully considers the issues and ramifications of decisions, and she offers practical solutions. I regularly refer matters to her when I am unable to handle them myself. I highly recommend her.


    Laurel Solomon Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified Specialist - Family LawNorth Carolina State Bar2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDurham Family Law Group2012 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Julie C. Woodmansee1997 - 2012
AssociatePulley, Watson, King & Lischer1990 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina State BarMember1990 - Present
14th Judicial District BarMember1990 - Present
14th Judicial District Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North Carolina Association of Women AttorneysMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Davidson CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984