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Julianna C. Woodmansee

Divorce and separation Attorney at Durham, NC

4.9   12 reviews

About Julianna

Learn Julianna’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Separating is stressful, but having an understanding of the law, knowing what to expect from the process, and having the right attorney on your side helps. Call us at 919-403-0900.

    31 years

  2. Alimony
    10%
    With nearly 30 years of combined experience in family law, we bring a thorough knowledge of the law and years of practical experience to every client’s case. Call us at 919-403-0900.

  3. Child support
    10%
    With nearly 30 years of combined experience in family law, we bring a thorough knowledge of the law and years of practical experience to every client’s case. Call us at 919-403-0900.

  4. Family
    10%
    With nearly 30 years of combined experience in family law, we bring a thorough knowledge of the law and years of practical experience to every client’s case. Call us at 919-403-0900.

    31 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    We’ll explore your goals and concerns, advise whether a Prenuptial Agreement is truly needed in your situation, and help you think through what you want to achieve. Call us at 919-403-0900.

    31 years

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.

 

She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, the 14th Judicial District Bar, the 14th Judicial District Bar Association, and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. She has organized continuing legal education and mentoring workshops for lawyers. Julie volunteered for the Durham Rape Crisis Center, the Orange County Women’s Center, the Durham Family Court’s Help Desk, and Urban Ministries of Durham

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Julie has served in leadership positions in her children’s schools and in neighborhood associations and was a principal organizer and leader of her neighborhood’s response to two land-use issues.

 

Julie and her husband, John Woodmansee, a teacher at the NC School of Science and Mathematics, have two children. She is a singer and musician, and she enjoys gardening and travel.​

 

Licensed for 32 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/03/2022

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

Contact Julianna

Durham Family Law Group
3001 Academy Road Suite 120
Durham, NC, 27707-2653

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I would highly recommend Julie Woodmansee. Julie quickly assessed my situation and continued to advocate for me throughout the entire process. She is empathetic, professional, and well-connected with resources and referrals. Knowledgeable and experienced, Julie worked diligently on my behalf, looking ahead and never missing details. Her office team is very organized, helpful, and friendly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Julie was professional, thoughtful, supportive and most effective in handling my divorce
As any woman that all suddenly is faced with a separation and divorce after a 30 yr marriage, I was heartbroken and still reluctant to seek lawful representation when I first met with Julie. After 5 min of discussing with her, I felt at easy and confident that I have found the right lawyer. Julie clearly explained the whole process and guided me with great professionalism, care and kindness into a journey, which otherwise would have been torturous. Instead it resulted in a clever separation agreement, which had the best outcome for me and allowed me to transition into the next period of my life with dignity and financial security. I am most thankful to Julie, I feel so fortunate to have counted with her support, firm and strong representation.
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Posted by Alyssa | December 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Sincere Approach to Family Matters
Julie helped me with my separation and provided guidance in a professional and sincere manner. She made a difficult situation as easy as possible for me and my family.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience working with Julie Woodmansee
Julie Woodmansee helped prepare my separation agreement. Despite my difficult circumstances, I had an excellent experience working with Julie who is incredibly responsive, compassionate, and truly listens to you. During my consultation, it was not easy to share the details about my situation, but Julie immediately got it and showed such understanding and kindness while also demonstrating knowledge about the law and honesty in answering all my questions. It was an incredibly stressful time and having Julie on my side was a huge reassurance. My experience with Julie (and Angie, her paralegal) was positive from day 1 and I would highly recommend her to others.
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Posted by Paul | November 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert, Attentive, Cheerful representation
I have been an attorney for 35 years working as, and around, litigators. Julie did a terrific job handling my collaborative divorce, which was more complicated than usual because of issues relating to my retirement benefits. She was knowledgeable, and promptly and good naturedly responded to the many concerns I raised during the process. She kept the process moving when it threatened to stall. Not only does she have an expert grasp of the law in this area, but she has a special personality that allowed her to be assertive and charming at the same time. There was no unnecessary friction. As I noted above, I am long-time attorney, but divorce was not an area I knew anything about and, of course, the stress is different when you are the client. It was very comforting to have someone of Julie's caliber representing me. I recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by Noreen | December 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A compassionate and competent attorney
I contacted Julie Woodmansee on the advice of a friend when I was confronted with legal issues during the breakup of a longterm relationship. She was compassionate, competent and acted with integrity as she guided me through difficult negotiations. Billing was appropriate and fair. I highly recommend her as an attorney, I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Joan | August 23, 2014
more than an attorney
Julie Woodmansee was highly recommended by a friend at an acutely painful time in my life and long marriage. Beginning with our first conversation, I felt that I was in the hands of a skilled professional who would advocate for my interests. My settlement turned out to be far more time-consuming and expensive than anticipated, but Julie was encouraging and supportive throughout. I feel that the outcome was fair and to my greatest possible benefit, thanks to Julie. I am deeply grateful and deeply fond of Julie Woodmansee.
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Posted by Debby | August 6, 2014
Compassionate, Professional and Excellent Family Law Attorney
Julie Woodmansee provides excellent professional counsel and is a compassionate woman who is skilled in breaking down complex legal issues related to divorce, child custody and family law in North Carolina. She and her staff have always been attentive to my requests, take the time to listen to and evaluate any concerns I have related to my case, and respond quickly and thoroughly. I trust Julie implicitly to provide relevant and timely guidance on any issue that I have questions on. I have worked with Ms. Woodmansee for 15 months and all of my needs have been addressed in the most impressive way. I recommend Julie Woodmansee without reservation for any family law services one might need.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2013
Child Custody Case
Extremely dedicated. Truly listens to the important issues at stake so that the process does not become bigger than it needs to be. Very knowledgeable and professional.
Posted by Bruce | March 20, 2013
Review of personal experience working with Julie Woodmansee
My experience with Julie Woodmansee was stellar. She made the separation and divorce process transparent, understandable and and emotionally manageable. Her counsel was direct and clear. Her professional manner is exceptional. She keeps the process calm and workable. In what can be one of the most difficult experiences that one can encounter in life she keeps things on track and grounded so that the client can make reasonable, sound, and effective decisions. She is the consummate advocate of a mediated approach to domestic law and works tirelessly to advocate for her client in a calm and reasoned way with the other side. Our negotiations with the opposition were direct, well researched and wasted no time getting to a settlement. Julie exhibits the highest levels of professional ethics, and makes one of the worst processes one can experience more painless I could have imagined. I can without reservation recommend Julie Woodmansee as one of the best family practice attorneys in this area.
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Posted by Martha | March 13, 2013
Recommendation for Julie Woodmansee
Julie Woodmansee is a wonderful lawyer and person. She has tons of experience in family law. She is a joy to work with - is caring and sensitive to the clients' needs. She brings to the table both legal experience and people skills and gets the job done. She knows many experienced contacts that can help in a myriad of situations from real estate to taxes to surveyors, investment folks and estate lawyers. I am very pleased with Julie's work in bringing my divorce and settlement to a fruitful close.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2014
Excellent Family Lawyer
I was referred to Julie by another lawyer and feel very satisfied with the work she did to settle my divorce. She was realistic and straight-forward, even if it was not always what I wanted to hear. I felt I could always reach her or her staff with questions . I felt at times the process wore on, but in retrospect, it was her expertise that prevailed and I came to understand that she knew from the start how to use our advantages and the work it would require. It was refreshing to work with a lawyer who prioritized negotiation and was skillful at that process.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Durham Family Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Julie C. Woodmansee
  • 1997 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer
  • 1990 - 1997

Education

  • UNC-Chapel Hill Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • 14th Judicial District Bar
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • 14th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Board Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Julie Woodmansee as a knowledgeable, compassionate and effective family lawyer. Julie is smart, thorough and experienced with all aspects of divorce, custody, support and separation agreements. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Julie is a practical, solution-oriented attorney who cares about her clients. She is knowledgeable about the law and uses that legal knowledge to advocate for her clients both in and out of the courtroom."

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Durham Divorce and separation Lawyer Julianna C. Woodmansee
Julianna C. Woodmansee
Divorce and separation Attorney
Durham, NC
Licensed for 32 years