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Julia Helen Sullivan

Estate planning Attorney at Savannah, GA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 13 years
    California - CA 18 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2010
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Julia

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Julia Sullivan's practice areas include special education law, estate planning, and probate.

She received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School, where she served as a staff member for the Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas and as an oralist and member of the Board of Governors of the Moot Court Honors Program. Her undergraduate degree is from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. She is licensed to practice law in both California and Georgia.

Julia is actively involved in the Savannah Bar Association. She has served as the chair for the Pro Bono Committee of the Savannah Bar Association from 2016 to present. She also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Savannah Bar Association.

In 2017, she received the H. Sol Clark award from the Access to Justice Committee of the State Bar of Georgia and the Pro Bono Resource Center. In 2019, she was awarded the Pro Bono Advocate Award by the Savannah office of the Georgia Legal Services Program.​

She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa from 1998-2000.

Julia relocated from Los Angeles to Savannah in 2009 after falling in love with Savannah’s warmth, historic charm, hospitality, and beautiful scenery. When she’s not busy with her law practice, Julia enjoys cooking, reading, jogging, and spending time with her family.

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The Sullivan Law Firm
408 E. Bay St
Savannah, GA, 31401


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Tiffany | May 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Informative Response
I had a question regarding my 19 year old son’s mental health status and guardianship. Ms. Sullivan was helpful in her response due to being honest and informative. I appreciate the empathy shown by her as well. I’ve been trying to research for a while and will continue to keep digging for a resolution for my son and myself. Thank you, J.H. Sullivan. Bless you and be well.
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Response from Julia Sullivan May 5, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. I can only imagine how trying this time is for you and your family. If we can be of further assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Posted by Claudine | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
We contacted Ms. Sullivan to create a Revocable Living Trust. She was incredibly detailed, communicative, and responsive. Ms. Sullivan posed outstanding questions, offered her insight and legal expertise and crafted a thorough trust on our behalf. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone seeking an estate attorney. We will most certainly use her services in the future. She was exceptional. We thank her for her time and efforts on our behalf.
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Response from Julia Sullivan April 14, 2021
Thank you for letting us know that you had such a great experience with our firm. Truly, it has been our pleasure to assist you and help you put together an estate plan that works for your family.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Mrs. Sullivan was prompt in returning my calls when I was initially looking for an Estate and Gaurdianship/Conservatorship Attorney due to an emergency circumstances. I would highly recommend Mrs. Sullivan. She handled my very extreme and complex case like a Champion. She is very respectful, thorough and she cares what happens to her Client's. She explained the courts process in probate by putting them in lamens terms and was very patient and understanding in repeating anything that I may have misunderstood or had gotten confused on while going the process of paperwork or anything else for that matter. If you are looking for a attorney to handle any complexed and extreme case you may have call Mrs. Sullivan you will not regret you ever did. I am living proof that she gets the job done quickly and she is very precise. Sheprotected my rights when I felt I had no one else that would consider my extremely difficult cases. Thank You Mrs. Sullivan you are an angel sent from above. God Bless you!
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Posted by Denise | August 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney!
From our first conversation, I knew that Julia and I were going to work together. Julia not only helped my brother and I through a long, legal process, but made sure she explained the issues concerning the case, thoroughly. She always had a great sense of humor, but, was a lion, when she needed to be. I have recommended others to her firm and will continue to do so. We were very satisfied with the caring attitude and professionalism we experienced.
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Posted by Billy | August 21, 2014
Highly Recommended
For the services I used Mrs Sullivan for, she was knowledgeable and very competent. She is almost always available and always reponds to email and phone calls. I recommend her to anyone looking for representation.
Posted by Jessica | August 20, 2014
Intelligent and Savvy!
I highly recommend Julia Sullivan. She is a pleasure to work with and a very skilled attorney. Julia handled a complex business negotiation for me, and her attention to detail is unparalleled. She is smart, response and very client oriented. I will recommend Julia to all who ask!
Posted by Pamela | August 13, 2014
Awesome Business Attorney
Julia has proven to be invaluable to my business. She set me up as a LLC, walked me through all of the steps of the process and explained in detail what options I would need to decide. She is very thorough and always follows up on any correspondence. She has also assisted me in other business matters in which I struggled to know what I should do. She is very detail oriented and is able to put the information together in a way that you can understand. And dare I say, she is also NICE! I would recommend her services to anyone that is looking for a superior business attorney.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Sullivan Law Firm
  • 2020 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Stone & Sullivan, LLC
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Saint Leo University
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Julia H. Sullivan, LLC
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Finnegan & Diba
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Public Counsel Law Center
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • 2003 - 2003
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  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Beloit College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • Board of Directors, Georgia Legal Services Program
  • Member, Strategic Planning Oversight Committee
  • 2021 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Georgia Legal Services Program
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Savannah Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Child Protection & Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Savannah Bar Association Pro Bono Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2016 - Present
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • The Humane Society for Greater Savannah
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2016
  • The Children's School at St. John's Church
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - 2018
  • The Humane Society for Greater Savannah
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Coleman SBA 7(a) Loan Closer
  • Coleman Training
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite/Business Law
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite/Corporate Law
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Public Counsel Law Center
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hot Topics 2022
  • Oops I Did it Again: Avoiding Overreaching in Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship Cases
  • 2022
  • Monthly Luncheon
  • I Had No Idea The IDEA Existed
  • 2021
  • Hot Topics 2021
  • Beware of SPED Traps: Things Non-Education Lawyers Need to Know About Special Education Law
  • 2021
  • Monthly Networking Breakfast
  • Covering Your Assets: Legal Protections for You and Your Business
  • 2016
  • SBDC Start Smart Expertise for New Business
  • Legal Issues, Questions, and Concerns When Starting a Business in Georgia
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Julia Sullivan on estate planning issues for the past year. She is smart, hard working, and honest. Most importantly she takes a genuine interest in her clients' welfare. Estate Planning is best conducted by attorneys who have heart and care about those sitting across the table from them. Julia excels in this area. I highly endorse Julia for estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Julia is a pleasure to work with. She is intelligent and provides efficient service."
Estate planning Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is an excellent attorney with a unique ability to connect with clients and truly understand their situations. She is very kind and caring and takes the time to really listen to client's concerns. There is no other lawyer in Savannah I would trust with my clients."
Business Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is a great attorney who works hard to get positive results for her clients. Calling her will be a great first step toward solving your legal issues."
Business Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is extremely diligent and intelligent. I highly recommend her."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Julia Sullivan provides great legal answers on Avvo for people seeking advice. An asset to the legal field. I fully endorse."
General practice Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Julia Sullivan. Provides excellent legal answers on Avvo for people seeking advise. An asset to the legal profession. Respected by colleagues in legal field."
Business Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although new to Avvo it is obvious that Ms. Sullivan answers with a wealth of experience. Her answers are accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Business Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Julia is an excellent attorney who truly cares about her clients and their businesses. She gives sound legal advice, is very thorough, and helps her clients understand the potential legal ramifications of their actions. I highly recommend Julia Sullivan."
General practice Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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