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Julianne Marie Markiewicz

Divorce and separation Attorney at White Bear Lake, MN

4.3   16 reviews

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You Need a Heavy Hitter for Your Divorce ~~

When you’re facing complex personal and financial issues arising from separation, divorce, child custody, child support, post-decree modifications, and other family law matters, you want the best legal representation possible. You need qualified expertise with decades of courtroom experience.  You'll find it at MARKIEWICZ LAW OFFICE, P.A. Attorney Julianne M. Markiewicz has a deep history forged by her extensive and varied background in civil litigation. With hundreds of cases spanning a myriad of complicated issues, the courtroom is her backyard.


With a reputation for excellence and an unmatched record of success, Julianne is one of the Twin Cities’ most respected family law practitioners. Divorce matters, particularly contested litigation, can be expensive. She is sensitive to her clients’ financial concerns and moderates costs with her distinctive, client-centered practice. In addition to her dynamic family law practice, Julianne’s practice includes civil litigation, entertainment law, contracts and business, personal injury, and estate planning. She is also admitted to practice in tribal law family court.


Licensed for 31 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1991
Updated 01/24/2023

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Julianne Marie Markiewicz
2214 Fifth St #5
White Bear Lake, MN, 55110-3039


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Posted by Ambir | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top of the notch
It's imperative to find the best lawyer around. Well you found her. She helped me stand up and fight for what I deserved when I had nothing left in me to fight. She took all my worries away within the first 2 minutes of meeting her and helped me get custody and child support. When I felt defeated she assured me consistently that I need not worry. She was overly professional and down to dinking around. Thanks Julianne.
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Posted by Heather | January 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great support
Julianne helped me through a very challenging and emotional post divorce decree situation. She gave excellent counsel and guidance through every step. I was so thankful to have her on my "side" to support me. She is very knowledgeable about the law and explains things in a way I understood. 5 stars for sure!
Posted by Cindy K. | December 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best!
Ms. Markiewicz was recommended to me by an opposing attorney who described her as "tough and smart!" Now that I have had the pleasure of working with her, I would add that she is an excellent writer, strong advocate and good communicator. Julianne patiently explained the divorce process with respect and compassion, even when I would ask the same questions repeatedly. She extended a hand of hope at a dark time in my life. Julianne is especially competent, having experienced a divorce herself, she understands the female prospective. I just can't say enough good about Julianne and her staff. I thank God for placing Julianne in my life.
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Posted by Jessica | November 2, 2014
Best attorney in the Twin Cities!
Julianne handled my custody/child support case. She's a heavy hitter and is sure to please! From the beginning, she was confident in my case. She took the time to listen to me and was able to make the best plan of action. She really cares about her clients and makes them feel that they are her only client. The father of my child was a narcissist and she understood the character she was dealing with and was able to work out a deal that protected my child as well as made a visitation schedule that made sense. The other party and their attorney were disrespectful and unreasonable and she was able to defuse the situation to a more professional and realistic outcome. She is willing to work with payment as she understands that life isn't always easy. I would recommend Julianne to anyone. She is absolutely the best and I couldn't be more pleased with her services. Her paralegal is also wonderful. She is organized and extremely responsive to all of my questions. Hire Julianne, you won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Rachael | October 2, 2014
The Best
I could not be happier with Julianne Markiewicz! She has handled my child custody case for several months and has done a stellar job. Julianne genuinely cares about her clients, she undoubtedly has my child's best interest in the forefront of her mind. The second I retained Julianne as my attorney, she called me and guided me through the process; she let me know what her goals were, what she needed me to do and how to proceed. She responded to my calls promptly and was loaded with helpful information every time. Her billing is very descriptive, honest and fair. Julianne's experience shines in the courtroom, she's bright, she's action-packed, and she's well-prepared for curve balls. Julianne is a winner and I'm blessed to have her on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2014
#1 attorney
Julianne was able to help me when my ex-husband refused to pay full child support over the previous 7 years. I was so nervous about going back to court but Julianne was calm, supportive and very efficient with the process. I appreciated her sense of humor and making me feel as if I was the only important thing going on in her practice and life when she was dealing with my case. We were able to win big in court! I later dealt with harassing behavior and damage to physical property and Julianne was very effective in getting a Harassment Restraining Order for me and proceeded to help me with the city taking action and pressing charges. She gives 100% to her clients but is now a trusted friend.
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Posted by chansensmith | August 21, 2013
Outstanding Representation
After handling my divorce 17 months earlier, I found myself requiring representation due to my ex-husband demanding visitation/custody changes. I immediately went back to Julianne as she had provided excellent representation in my divorce. She again helped me see my options logically and weigh out the best route for me to pursue according to my goals in our case. I was very happy with the outcome of our case and still have full physical custody of my girls!
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Posted by Paul | October 31, 2012
Employment Severance
Not only did Julie provide exceptional legal advice she also did so in a manner that was very thoughtful and respectful to the stress I was under. From the start she was active in my case. I never had to wait more then a day to get a response to my questions and concerns and she worked tirelessly to ensure that I receive optimal resolution. Her work was strategic and measured and I especially appreciated was her confidence. Julie was also very forthcoming regarding costs. She did not over bill and always provided clear documentation regarding the time spend on my case. I cannot speak highly enough about Julie's professional skills and affective abilities. More then two thumbs up!
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Posted by Cori | October 27, 2012
Working for the Client
My experience with Julianne was outstanding. Julianne was sure I looked at all of my options logically when I was experiencing personal turmoil. With her vast law knowledge, Julianne was committed to ensuring my daughters and I were taken care of both financially and emotionally. I have never had need to secure a lawyer prior to this experience but was thankfully referred to Julianne from a friend. I sincerely believe I picked the most comprehensive lawyer in the Twin Cities area and will use Julianne for all my legal needs in the future.
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Posted by David | October 27, 2012
Sage Counsel in Employment Negotiation
I hired Julianne to help me negotiate an exit package from my employer after my position had been eliminated. Although the initial offer from the company was pretty good, and I had very little leverage, Julianne was able to help me greatly improve the offer. She was responsive, knowledgeable and her counsel was fantastic.
Posted by Lyn | October 26, 2012
Hard charging ~ Client Focused ~ Smart & Aggressive "Baller"
Julianne advised me every step of the way during a recent contentious employment matter. She offered spot on advice, helped me devise and craft my negotiation strategy, and was calm throughout the storm. She DOUBLED my settlement. There is no one I would trust more to handle legal matters on my behalf. I refer to everyone I know!
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Posted by Renee | April 21, 2011
5 STARS for Julianne!
I was very nervous to file for a divorce, even though I talked to her about it 4 years earlier. It was something I had to do. She was so reassuring and kept me totally informed every step of the way. She returned my calls and emails very promtly and was/is friendly and seemed concerned about me. Divorces are expensive....but she was very thorough and made sure that I was getting all that I was entitled to. I felt confident that she would do a good job!
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Posted by John | March 3, 2011
Julie is an excellent attorney. From the moment I met her, I knew that I was in GREAT hands. Getting divorced was hard and she made it easy for me by explaining everything. She is a great listener. When it came time to go to Court, she rocked!
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Racially insensitive to minorities
This attorney omitted labor market data that documents a racial gap in unemployment for monitories and furthermore, this attorney adds to racial injustice in our court system. I am encouraging all minorities to boycott this attorney.
Posted by Mary | December 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hidden fees and Charges for unauthorized work
My ex-husband wanted to take me to court to change a few items in our divorce decree that I did not agree with. We were trying to reach a compromise over email but that did not appear to be working. I called J. Markiewicz Law Office to set up a consult. The day before my consult with her, J. Markiewicz called me on the phone and asked me to email documents to her so she could become better familiar with my case. I emailed them to her. At the consult, we discussed sending a letter to my ex’s lawyer with a potential compromise. I hired her and placed a $2000 retainer. She wrote a letter to my ex’s lawyer, but I didn’t want to send it because my ex and I were still emailing about a compromise which we did within a week. During that week, J. Markiewicz emailed and texted me to approve the letter which I said I wasn’t ready to do just yet. After receiving a text that she was uncomfortable with my waiting, and exasperated that I had to defend working on a compromise, I told J. Markiewicz that I no longer needed her services and asked for my un-used retainer back. Despite the fact that we met for a “free” consultation, and the only thing I authorized was the creation of a letter, J. Markiewicz only returned a little over half of my retainer. She unethically charged me $455 – over an hour of her time – for reading the documents that she asked me to send to her before I had even met and hired her, and a $117.50 charge just to “Open a new file.” I asked J. Markiewicz to refund the charges since she was the one to ask for the emailed documents before I had met her or hired her, and, because she gave no upfront information about the “Open New File” costs. She initially said she would be open to discussing this concern, but then ignored my email communications until I filed this review. She has since emailed and stated that she’d refund only $345 and that she’d consider the case closed. She mailed a check for this amount which is less than her unethical charges.
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Posted by Ron | July 14, 2017
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My fiance' and I recently engaged Ms. Markiewicz to help prepare a prenup agreement and had an absolutely horrific experience. It appeared that Ms. Markiewicz approached our prenup as a hostile divorce (rather than a loving marriage) pitting my future bride and I against each other, employing emotionally charged adversarial negotiation tactics and dragging out an expensive lawyer intensive process to...literally...the day before our wedding. She dismissed the process I had proposed where my fiance' and I would work together (doing much of the work ourselves) to craft a fair and equitable agreement through an amicable collaborative process with guidance and feedback from our respective counsel. She also ignored my request to provide an overview of the process, key milestones and timeline that she would suggest as an alternative. Instead, she just moved forward in a manner that lead to a drawn out, time consuming, resource intensive (read "lots of billable hours") process that dramatically increased our legal fees; created intense stress, conflict and emotional trauma; and dragged the "negotiation" process out to...literally...the day before our wedding. And to top things off, she billed us double the hours that our other lawyer did...even though he crafted and authored the multiple drafts of the proposed prenup and the key legal documents. This nightmare of a process resulted in prenup that neither one of us felt good about, legal fees that were 3-4 times what we had expected, a prenup that got signed the AFTERNOON before our wedding and an excruciatingly stressful...downright traumatic...process that led to my fiance' and I "breaking up" twice in the two weeks prior to our wedding (including 4 days before). P.S. This review features no embellishment or exaggeration (and I have the email audit trail to back up every word). I had never met...or even heard of...Ms. Markiewicz prior to this prenup process, do not work in the legal profession nor have any other potential conflicts of interests. I invested the time to write this review solely in the interest of helping others avoid repeating what was one of the most traumatic professional experiences of my life. One that came very close to aborting my wedding and costing me the woman that I love, adore and cherish with all my heart.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney | Owner
  • Markiewicz Law Office, P.A.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hanson, Lulic & Krall, LLC
  • 1988 - 1995


  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Vukodinovich v. Den-Tal-Ez
  • Affirmed, Minnesota Supreme Court, en banc.


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Twin Cities | Profile Series 2012
  • Proactive Resources
  • 2012
  • Am Jur Award - Estate Planning
  • American Jurisprudence Publishing
  • 1990

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Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Julianne has that rare ability to fight tirelessly and aggressively for her client and still treat her opposing counsel with respect. She fights when it is necessary and encourages her clients to compromise when it is in their best interest. This helps her present her clients in the best light to the court. She never pads a file. She never wastes her client money. I recommend Julianne to clients and will continue to."