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Julie Marie Pirtle

Family Attorney at West Dundee, IL

4.8   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Julie

Learn Julie’s areas of practice.

Ms. Pirtle uses her extensive knowledge in helping each and every client find a solution that is tailored to his or her circumstances while also exhibiting strong advocacy in the courtroom. She understands that not every case is a trial case nor can every case be kept out of the courtroom. Whether your needs are getting through a tough situation now or planning to avoid tough situations in the future, Ms. Pirtle can help you achieve your goals.

Ms. Pirtle has been lead trial counsel in her former firm for over five years. She excels at commanding a courtroom, reading the Judge and anticipating the moves of opposing counsel. Ms. Pirtle also accepts appointments as a Guardian Ad Litem and a mediator in both Kane and McHenry Counties.

Ms. Pirtle graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Northern Illinois University. Since graduating Ms. Pirtle has been active in her local bar associations; often donating her time to the MCBA Help Desk and Kane County’s Lawyer in the Library at Gail Borden Library. She is a member of the Kane County Bar Association, McHenry County Bar Association, and Illinois State Bar Association.

Ms. Pirtle graduated law school with nearly ten years of family law experience having worked for two other law firms as a paralegal. As a result of her extensive work as an administrator on family law cases, Ms. Pirtle understands that attention to detail is key in every case.



The Pirtle Law Group, LLC
707 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL, 60118

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Posted by James | May 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied Client
Julie Pirtle was an instrumental representation of my divorce. She laid out the plan and how to execute each step with ease and confidence. Her knowledge of the law, as well as her legal advice, resulted in a fair proceeding where all the parties involved walked away with closure. Her transparency involving billable hours and ways to cut costs was extremely helpful in staying within budget. There were no surprises in all aspects of her work and she delivered above and beyond her call of duty. She communicated as needed and answered all questions I had and beyond. She knew when to press the pedal and when to back off on certain requests and indifferences during the divorce. I didn't feel rushed, had no anxiety, and completely trusted her with everything. I highly recommend Pirtle Law Group as all of her staff are a direct reflection of her integrity, transparency, and hard work. I am impressed with her knowledge of the law. Rest assured, having Julie as your counsel is a vote of confidence that you want when it is most needed. She is a powerhouse with poise and elegance. As long as she is practicing law, she will forever be on my speed dial.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2021
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Excellent and knowledgeable!
Julie Pirtle is an exceptional attorney, very respectful and easy to communicate with. Highly recommended!
Posted by Laurie | March 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Took the worry away
From the start of the second go at my child support/custody case, Julie and her team have been on point. I'm not an average worrier, I worry about worrying - but with this team, my questions via email or voicemails were returned immediately and removed doubts and stress I had. They have been prompt to all court dates and prepared for the topics at hand; I have never once had to follow up to find out the status of items relating to my case, as they are the first to reach out to me. Julie has understood my intentions throughout my case and has listened and been sympathetic to issues that have popped up. They have unknowingly given me my life back with some hope added in and that is PRICELESS to a client like me. I will retain Julie for any legal matter she could assist with, because at the end of the day, her and her team gave me a streamlined process in an otherwise pretty uncomfortable situation.
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Posted by Mary | December 1, 2016
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Attorney Review
When my whole world was turning upside down, Julie Pirtle was so great to work with. She was always available for me, with any questions I needed answered or explained. She covered court for me, explaining every step of the way. Julie is a true professional, very knowledgeable about divorce law, and as a wife and mother, herself, encompasses an empathetic bedside manner, which is rare these days. Mary W
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Posted by Carol P | November 21, 2016
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Best Lawyer I've seen in Years!
Julie Pirtle is a pit bull , she knows what she is doing, after only one encounter in court she took care of everything and boy did i come out winning. I had come from a different female lawyer who took my money for a year and Julie after only 1 consult and 1 court day everything was taken care of. I wish i would have been recommended to her sooner. Definitely knows what she is doing!
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2016
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julie pirtle attorney
Julie really listens and understands how my case is different from others. She has compassion and knowledge and really is looking for the best solution to a difficult situation. I would highly recommend her and her staff.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2016
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Divorce attorney review
Julie was fantastic to work with. She was quick to respond, easy to get in touch with and very thorough with questions and answers. I would strongly recommend anyone going through a divorce to work with Julie. Julie went above and beyond what I ever expected and her work ethic is impeccable. She is professional and extremely knowledgeable.
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Posted by Laura | October 10, 2016
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Great experience! I would recommend again and again!
I retained Julie Pirtle as an attorney to represent me regarding my divorce. She respected the fact that it was a short-term marriage and that I wasn't looking for a lengthy and unnecessary legal battle. Although probably uncommon, my divorce was completed in less than 60 days. She is an excellent sounding board helping navigate the process to save me time, money and emotional stress. Although some may shy away from a younger attorney, she is highly knowledgeable and professional. Kudos to the office staff for their timely responses, professionalism and knowledge (Anna and Laura). I highly recommend the Offices of Pucci Pirtle, namely Julie Pirtle. I will continue to refer potential clients!
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Posted by Tracey | September 27, 2016
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Divorce Attorney
Julie Pirtle was very informative and to the point. She took the time to listen to me. She was supportive and understanding. I had confidence from day one that Julie would get me through my divorce fairly. I felt very comfortable and strong and not the least bit intimidated with Julie by my side.
Posted by Cristina | June 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Would hire again
I was very happy with my attorney Julie. She was able to make me feel at ease with my concerns and gave me the best outcome/possibilities. This law firm is very flexible with your needs and I highly recommend them.
Posted by Pam | January 22, 2016
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Highly Recommend
Julie Pirtle met all of my expectations and more. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions that I had regarding the divorce process. She and her staff were very accessible to help me through my divorce. Not to mention, she made the divorce process less stressful with her professionalism. She was able to get my case filed and completed very quickly which also made the process less stressful. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a divorce attorney that is going to do a wonderful job and get you what you want.
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Posted by Kristen | August 28, 2015
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Julie is an awesome lawyer
I was looking for a good lawyer and was referred to the office of Pucci/Pirtle. Julie worked on my case and did an AWESOME job!! She worked hard on the case which definitely helped relieve some stress. I’m very pleased with all the work she did for me. I definitely will use her again in the future as well as highly recommend her.
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Posted by Courtney | June 13, 2015
More than I expected
Julie Pirtle handled my child support and custody case and she made it so much easier and made everything happen so much quicker than I had expected. She listened to what I wanted and gave me excellent recommendations as well. I always received a quick response to any emails or phone calls I made and she always made sure I understood what to expect. Her prices are also very reasonable. I would recommend Julie Pirtle to anyone looking for a great family lawyer.
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Posted by Courtney | June 11, 2015
Highly Recommend!
Julie Pirtle represented us for our home closing this spring. She and her paralegals were extremely helpful and straight forward with us throughout the entire process. When we ran into issues with getting our closing date scheduled they were immediately reaching out to the different parties involved to get everything back on track.
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Posted by Jim | June 10, 2015
Made me feel at ease!
I used Julie for my divorce and came back when I needed to change support after my kids grew up. I always felt like she and her staff were on top of my case and cared about the outcome. It was a difficult time in my life and she made is much easier. on me and my kids
Posted by Nikkole | June 5, 2015
Excellent Attorny
Julie took care of my divorce as quickly as possible. She kept me informed and helped me make decisions to benefit my situation. She made sure that I understood what was going on and made me feel as though I was not losing total control with my divorce. I would highly recommend her services and if I ever need to go back to court or make any type of correction I plan to go right back to her.
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Posted by Lisa | September 20, 2021
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Save your money
Met with Julie Pirtle the first week of November explaining my goals with my divorce. I knew I would need to pay alimony but didn’t know how much. I said my husband doesn’t want the divorce. She gave me a quote of 3500 to 5000 for the divorce. It ended up costing me 12,500 more than double. If there had been progress made, I would have been ok paying the money but there wasn’t. Received bills with double billings, items that didn’t belong on the bill, items that said no charge but were charged for it. The most concerning issue was receiving other client’s information. Who received my information? When I asked about it, they said there was a lawyer with similar email address as mine. I use AOL, what lawyer uses AOL? Most times when I was given a document to read and approve, there was some issue that wasn’t correct. I had provided all the financial information and it wasn’t used correctly; it was wrong in the documents. For example, in calculating the alimony, she used my exact salary but rounded my ex-husband’s social security down. This caused a difference in $200 monthly on my alimony. Tax returns with all of my information were sent via email to my ex’s lawyer then on to him. I provided a secure portal when I gave them the information and pointed out email is easily hacked and I didn’t want my information sent via email. I dealt with 5 different people in this organization. Each month there was a status hearing and each time I was told there was no agreement with the other lawyer. I was charged for 30 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of status time. The status is a call with the judge where 20 or so cases are held in 30 minutes. She may have spoken for 5 minutes but I was charged for 30. Since these were remote, I am sure other work was taking place. This happened for 6 months. During this time, I was talking to my ex-husband, and he said we were in agreement. I asked for details from my lawyer and could never get any concrete information. In March, I asked to have a meeting with both lawyers and my ex-husband so that we could finalize the divorce. This meeting was never setup, and my request was ignored when I asked about it. Then I resorted to having my ex put in writing what we agreed to. He sent that to me in email, I sent on to both lawyers. This was in April and still no movement on the divorce. I just got reprimanded by my lawyer for going directly to the other lawyer. I kept asking why this wasn’t resolved yet, and no I wasn’t nice about it. I felt completely ripped off by this organization so Julie fired me as her client saying I didn’t have confidence in their firm – no kidding who would! I hired a new lawyer and it was smooth and done in 2 months.
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Response from Julie Pirtle September 21, 2021
Family law cases are emotionally charged situations and the spouse you once knew often changes. Very often in family law cases, spouses say one thing to their spouse and a completely different thing to their attorney. Generally, in that scenario the attorney is asked to deliver the hard message that the spouse is not willing to deliver, which leaves clients feeling confused. Further, most of the work on the file was completed before the replacement counsel took over, explaining the two-month timeframe to finalize.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Pirtle Law Group
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • Pucci | Pirtle, LLC
  • 2013 - 2022


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of. Liberal Arts and Science
  • 2008


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Section Council
  • 2015 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
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  • ABA Young Lawyers Division publication
  • Boosting Your Online Presence With Facebook Online Advertising
  • 2015
  • Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter
  • Illinois Supreme Court Puts Burden on Unmarried Fathers to Prove Visitation is in their Child’s Best Interests
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Julie
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to be on the other side of a dissolution of marriage case with Julie. She was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. I enjoyed working with both Julie and Anna at her office and hope to have the opportunity to do so again in the future."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Julie for nearly 5 years and she is greatly respected in the legal community. She truly has a passion for what she does and she tailors her strategy to fit each individual client. She had many years of experience working as a paralegal before going to law school which sets her apart as she has excellent legal research skills as well as an ability to communicate with clients at ease. Julie is articulate in court and presents her arguments clearly and effectively. It is clear that she is respected by the judges and that she takes her job as an advocate for her clients very seriously. She is personable with the clients and works effortlessly with the rest of the office to ensure that each client's needs are met and that there is a specific plan of action to accomplish each client's needs. She stays up to date with the changing laws and it is very impressive to see how she applies the knowledge she learns to her practice. It truly is a privilege to work with her."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is an exceptional attorney. She is well versed in the area of family law, allowing her to give sound and reasoned advice to all of her clients. She is driven, dedicated, and a well-respected member of our profession. Julie's clients are very lucky to have her in their corner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Julie is an amazing attorney who has been working in the area of family law for 13 years - before she was a licensed attorney she was a paralegal in the field. This background is invaluable and something that most divorce and family law attorneys lack; having worked as a paralegal before becoming an attorney means that no detail is missed. The advice she gives is sound, well-reasoned in the law and - something that is also unique - practical given the facts. Our clients love Julie. She puts them at ease and creates personal relationships with each. The Judges we are in front of daily trust her, and she is a well-respected member of the legal community in which we practice."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Julie is an exceptional attorney. I have had the opportunity to work with her on a number of matters during my career and she is knowledgeable and a strong advocate for her clients. I wouldn't hesitate to refer someone to her if I was not able to assist them myself."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Julie is passionate and knowledgeable. She doesn't shy away from a fight, but knows when to advise her client's that fighting might not be the best course of action. I endorse her for both her abilities as a lawyer and her dedication to her clients."
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West Dundee Family Lawyer Julie Marie Pirtle
Julie Marie Pirtle
Family Attorney
West Dundee, IL
Licensed for 11 years