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Julia A. Pucci

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Julia A. Pucci, managing partner with Pucci|Pirtle LLC, focuses her practice in the areas of divorce and custody litigation. Ms. Pucci attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois where she received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Sociology and Political Science. Ms. Pucci subsequently earned her Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. During her law school career, Julia taught legal research and writing as a teaching assistant and was also active in the mediation clinic where she obtained her mediation certification. As a certified mediator, she mediated court-ordered child custody matters and assisted parents in drafting parenting and custody agreements. After being admitted to the Bar, Ms. Pucci was employed as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the County of McHenry where she worked in the civil division, enforced child support orders and handled other civil matters for the County. Ms. Pucci was then employed with a large Schaumburg firm where she concentrated her practice on domestic relations matters and continued to do so as a partner with Schwarz & Pucci, LLC and now Pucci|Pirtle, LLC.

Ms. Pucci obtained advanced training in mediation and firmly believes that mediation is an avenue that many parties faced with tough domestic relations issues may benefit from, both in the area of custody matters and also financial issues. Because of her training, she is more proficient in negotiating fair settlements for her clients. However, Ms. Pucci also understands quite well that some matters simply cannot be settled by way of mediation or other negotiation tactics and thus, if the matter must be litigated, she has a strong courtroom presence and is well respected by the Court.

Ms. Pucci approaches every case with the goal of problem solving while understanding that each client has a unique set of circumstances. She works closely with her clients throughout the legal process; she is very proficient at finding reasonable and practical solutions in each of her cases, though if the matter proceeds to trial, she is a skilled litigator. Ms. Pucci’s creativity, intelligence and thoroughness afford her the ability to finalize matters expeditiously and with outcomes that are understandable and satisfactory to her clients. Julia is respected by both her clients and peers and has earned a reputation of excellence.

In addition to her advanced negotiations skills, Ms. Pucci is also a known for her abilities as guardian ad litem in custody disputes. Through her strong voice and understanding Ms. Pucci tirelessly supports the position that is in the best interest of the children. Ms. Pucci gives every investigation her utmost attention using her steadfast dedication to ensure the right outcome.

Ms. Pucci was honored by her appointment to serve on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council, a body that helps create seminars for continuing legal education, drafts and reviews proposed and pending legislation, contributes to the Section newsletters and, overall, attempts to affect a positive difference in the overall legal community.

Further, Ms. Pucci is involved in the Kane County Bar Association, the McHenry County Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. She is also involved in other non-for profit organizations as well as being dedicated to her own family in her personal time.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 20%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    10 years, 50 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    10 years, 500 cases



Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jeannie Marie Ridings

    I endorse this lawyer. Julia stands out in the community of attorneys as both an advocate, as well as a mediator. She knows the law, is dedicated to her clients' concerns. When I have clients who need a mediator, Julia is always on the short list.


    Jeannie Ridings Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Pucci|Pirtle, LLC

2205 Point Boulevard
Suite 130
Elgin, IL, 60123

Pucci|Pirtle, LLC

100 Illinois Street
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL, 60174



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200505/11/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Appointed to Family Law Section CouncilIllinois State Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchwarz & Pucci, LLC2007 - 2013
Assistant State's AttorneyCounty of McHenry2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section CouncilMember2012 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterAre We Creating Monsters? Court Holds Adult Children Lacked Standing to Bring Claim for College Expenses Under 5132013
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterTrial court’s award of sole custody to father affirmed where father did not request sole custody in any pleading2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Illinois Wesleyan UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
It's Not Just Family Law AnymoreConcerns in Geriatric Divorce2014