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Julie Ann Flanagan

Family Attorney at Aliso Viejo, CA

4.8   24 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 16 years
    Wisconsin - WI 17 years
    Illinois - IL 29 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

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Law Offices of Julie A. Flanagan
120 Vantis Dr.
Suite 300
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Kelli | August 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!!!!!
I was represented by Julie Flanagen in my difficult (to say the least) divorce. She was always there for me and felt more like a therapist at times. I am very pleased with my divorce settlement. I would never work with anyone else!
Posted by Anne | August 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Julie is an excellent attorney who really cares
Julie Flanagan is an excellent attorney. I worked with Julie for close to two years on my divorce case. From the beginning, Julie was very clear in our strategy. She knew what information was needed and set up a balance sheet that made everything clear to me. I understood what we were doing and why. She was always available to answer any of my questions and responded quickly and professionally with me on the phone, though email and text. She did an excellent job of working with my ex-husband’s counsel representing me and keeping the process moving forward. Julie defended me in a manner that really worked. I was able to get a fair settlement and reasonable spousal support. I’m back in my home and I am truly thankful. In addition, Julie provided great connections and referrals for me including an excellent accountant and mortgage broker. Julie really cares about her clients. She still checks in with me. If you are looking for a divorce attorney who can get the job done right, I highly recommend Julie Flanagan.
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Posted by Don | August 20, 2023
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The best family law representation!
Julie represented me in a child custody matter during a legal separation I had filed, where the mother moved out of state and filed a petition for full out-of-state custody. At the outset, when I had filed for legal separation to retain child custody, I hadn’t yet heard of Julie and went with a law firm that churned my case file, with high billing rates and no results. I started looking for new counsel and found Julie by word of mouth. I’m glad I did! To start, Julie listened to my situation as a single dad to a nine-year son, and gave me a balanced, experienced assessment. Throughout the case, we discussed and collaborated on the best legal strategy to preserve and protect my relationship with my son, always with an emphasis on what was in my son’s best interest, and with building on the practical aspects of presenting my case to the judge. I was particularly impressed with her experience, professionalism in hearings and towards opposing counsel, her calm legal advice when I expressed anxiety about life’s situations with my finances and how the mother wouldn’t cooperate on basic issues, and her ethical approach in handling the matter step-by-step, as well as strategically. Julie was fully prepared for all hearings, and prepared for, presented and argued exceptionally at the custody hearing, where we prevailed. Throughout, Julie did not churn the file, and was conservative in billing fees and costs. And on top of all of that, she took the time to get to know my son, and I felt that she cared about how things would turn out for my son and me personally. I couldn’t ask for better representation!
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Posted by Kurt | August 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy
I have personally worked with and met many family law attorneys in Orange County. Of all these, Julie is one of the best and I would highly recommend her. She is very bright, insightful and always pragmatic. She is as willing to give advice as she is ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work. I think what I appreciate most about her is her candor. She quickly (almost instinctively) drills down to the essence of your case or problem and then offers different solutions that might best address the situation. She is the consummate professional. I truly appreciate her help.
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Posted by Bryce | August 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Family Law Attorney
I can't say enough good about Julie. Not only is she a top-notch attorney who can guide you through a challenging and frustrating legal process, but she also exemplifies high levels of integrity, patience, and emotional intelligence. I've worked with and interviewed other attorneys and feel that many in the industry significantly lack these latter attributes. My case spanned not just the divorce itself but also years of post-divorce custody battles. Julie was there for me every step of the way. She listens and collaborates, a quality that is rare among family law attorneys. Julie knows when to be patient, when to negotiate, and when to adopt a bulldog stance. She has a deep understanding of the legal bureaucracy and the expertise to navigate it. A divorce and custody battle will inevitably be a highly emotional and turbulent journey. However, I have absolutely no regrets about hiring Julie to represent me.
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Posted by Gil | August 17, 2023
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Great experience
I don't even know to where to begin it started off with me needing some financial help and Julie took me on at a discounted price because I believe in her heart she really wants to help families in family court that need the help. I have been fighting this case for about 7 years now and my kid is a little over 7 years old . I was in a situation where the judges would just not listen and they were always on the mother's side even though I had never missed a visit and I was trying to be the best father that I could. It had become a little frustrating at this point but luckily I looked up Julie and she took on my case. It was the old ritual of the opposing side basically lying and not even presenting any sustainable evidence ,and Julie was a lion in court she shot them down very quickly and made the judge look at the situation in it's true form. Long story short I am very grateful that I had Julie with me in court that day with me to help me battle the opposing side and get the custody that I deserve with my child . We won and they basically added more overnights so I am very happy with the results and I would definitely recommend her as a lawyer to anybody that needs help in family Court.
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Posted by R.Schmi | June 20, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great feeling after talking to Ms. Flanagan.
After looking through information on avvo, yelp, google and business websites for a family lawyer, Ms Flanagan seemed one of the better family lawyers to contact in my area (Orange County). I emailed her some questions about the cost and process of doing a post-nup and got a prompt and clear response. We then talked on the phone, and we discussed my situation in more detail. She suggested that for my circumstances creating a post-nup might not be worth it, but if had additional questions I could reach out to her for advice. I felt Ms. Flanagan gave me some good information, kind attention and advice w/o charging me. Based on this I would use her services and recommend her as a professional that is not all about the money. Thankyou R.S.
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Posted by Leland | November 29, 2022
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Best Advocate for You
I engaged Julie's services after she was recommended to me by another highly respected attorney in the same field. I needed representation and after speaking with her I knew Julie was best Attorney for me. She listened to my needs & explained how the system worked. After I retained her, Julie saw that everything was taken care of the way I had asked for. I would work with her again if I needed similar services in the future and would Highly Recommend her to anyone, anytime! I could only give her 5 stars, because they don't have 6!!
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Posted by Jody | December 14, 2021
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Guardianship
I needed help in retaining help from Julie in petitioning the courts for guardianship of my grandson. The court was asking me for documents that I needed to complete for the case to be heard in court. Julie took care of getting everything that the court was requesting. She submitted all completed documents to the court on my behalf. When my case was presented in court on the day of my hearing, the judge had all the signed documents that the court had requested and my petition was granted with no hesitation. If it were not for her expertise, my case would not of been granted so quickly. She dedicated her time 100% to me
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2021
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Reliable, Efficient, Smart and READY
I hired Julie Flanagan in 2021 for a custody/financial case. She was thorough, organized, knowledgeable, responsive and was ready for any and all curveballs and scenarios. I was comfortable, well-cared for, and accurately steered and guided. I would highly recommend Julie. She was tough, professional and was ready.
Posted by Bette | September 19, 2019
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Honest, Tenacious, Empathetic - Complex Case Solver
I was referred to Julie Flanagan, along with a long list of attorneys, by the Orange County Bar Association. I had a very unusual and complex case, and no one wanted to represent me! My two-year old granddaughter’s deceased father was not listed on her birth certificate by my daughter. My goal was to have the courts rule he was indeed the father, have the birth certificate amended, and then apply for Social Security death benefits to which my granddaughter was entitled to until age 18 – a very significant amount. I spoke with Julie on the phone a couple of times, and I had a good “gut feeling” about her. The first time we met, she made me feel so comfortable. She was very empathetic and compassionate regarding my situation. Even though she had never handled a case like mine, she went in full force. She was so connected with other well-seasoned professionals, and with thorough research, obtained all the information we needed to move forward – nothing could stop her. Everyday she had new information, and was able to help me accomplish everything I asked for – what a victory for my granddaughter and her future! Julie is a brilliant attorney who goes above and beyond the call of duty. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Denise | August 27, 2019
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Innovative, intelligent, and compassionate
I hired Julie in March of 2018. From the get go, she was attentive and spoke to my level of understanding of the legal process. She was available by phone or email when I had questions or concerns. I appreciated her thoughtful responses (she took the time to research a unique question) instead of giving me one that would have been adequate. There were times that I needed some moral support during my divorce. Julie was there for me to talk with and always left me feeling more secure. Lastly, I appreciated her honesty and warm down to earth person.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2018
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Amazing Human Being! Compassionate- Enthusiastic- Empathic
Julie is just an amazing human being! She heard about my case from a mutual friend. The next day she made time to meet with me during lunch. She asked me a few questions, decided to take my case, and began working on her laptop right away! WOW! She began drafting our legal paper work during our first meeting! We worked together for a few weeks before our trial. During our trial, she was a paragon of a great lawyer. She studied the case intensely and won. Her work ethic, and professionalism is a true inspiration to me. Julie represented me pro bono.
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Posted by Greg | July 21, 2017
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What an Amazing Person.
It is with much enthusiasm that I am writing to recommend Julie Flanagan for your Legal Services I found out about Julie through AVVO. I tell you at first I was expecting to speak with an assistant or having to leave a message, but Julie was available and spoke with me right away. Immediately from that moment I felt confident that I had made the right choice in calling Julie. I spoke to my son about Julie in whom I was calling on behalf of and he was very excited. Julie is very professional and took a personal interest in helping our son. She made us feel very comfortable that we had someone on our side that was going to fight on our behalf. Julie really came through for us as she got the outcome to fall in our favor. I am so grateful for her. She is a real blessing. I highly recommend the legal services of Julie Flanagan
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Posted by Mark | December 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
She came to my rescue!
Through thick and thin Julie stood by me when other lawyers passed on my case. We ended up having to go to trial and I received a more than satisfactory judgement on support. She was always professional and gave sage advice to me on all the issues. I highly recommend her to any prospective client.
Posted by Joyce Stolte | December 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law
I was very happy with all aspects of how Julie handled my case. She is professional-also very friendly,accessible & re-assuring--winning my case. She was recommended to me by my divorce attorney.
Posted by Samantha | June 17, 2015
Exceptional and Hardworking Attorney
Julie is one of the most hardworking people I have ever met. She really cares about her clients and does her best to know her cases inside and out. Julie puts in long hours to make sure her clients are well-represented and communicates well with clients to keep them in the know.
Posted by lina | April 30, 2015
child support modification
I was referred to Julie in anticipation of having to file a motion to compel. I had initiated a RFO to modify child support and the NCP had not provided me with any of the required income documentation. With Julie's guidance; I was successful in the child support modification, there was no need to file a motion to compel. Based on my experience, I have no hesitation in recommending Julie. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2015
Great lawyer
Julie helped me navigate through a divorce that should have been quick and simple but wasn't going anywhere. I originally had tried to do the divorce paperwork on my own and was getting nowhere with my ex. I contacted Julie and she immediately agreed to take me on as a client. She was honest, caring and transparent throughout the whole process. She explained all the steps we were taking and let me review all documents before submitting anything to the court. If I had questions or didn't understand something, she was responsive and quick with an explanation that I could understand. At the end of the divorce proceedings, I had to go to mediation on my own. Julie was so supportive and positive about the outcome of the mediation before we even started; it made me feel confident and the whole experience was less scary that I thought it would be. I would recommend Julie to anyone looking for a confident, caring and knowledgable lawyer to help them with their divorce.
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Posted by Iris | March 26, 2015
Amazing
Julie by far has been the BEST attorney we have come across. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She is quick to respond to any questions we had and could always be reached. It was as if we were calling up a friend and not some attorney too busy to answer our questions. Julie kept us informed on all ends of our case. Julie is amazing at what she does and we would use her again if needed. Julie helped us with our custody issues and put us at ease when times got stressful. Her knowledge of Family Law made us feel very confident in court. We trust Julie and know she will always do her best. We HIGHLY recommend Julie and can't thank her enough for what she has done for our family.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Education

  • Whittier Coll SOL
  • law
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  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • undergraduate
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Julie as opposing counsel a few times. She is professional, civil, and straightforward."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Julie as opposing counsel on a family law matter. I found that Julie is intelligent, reasonable, and has a clear understanding of the law on which she bases concise argument on behalf of her clients. I recommend Julie, without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Flanagan really takes the time to understand the issues that her clients are going through and provides excellent advice to her clients. You are in good hands when dealing with Ms. Flanagan! I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a caring, attentive, and professional family law attorney. She goes above and beyond for clients. Anyone needing help in a family law matter will be in good hands by retaining Julie."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Julie Flanagan is an outstanding advocate. She dedicates herself to her clients and works diligently to advance her clients' interest and to do so ethically. She is a real credit to the legal profession. If you want a lawyer with compassion but also the skill and willingness to go to battle in court for you, then Julie is your lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a brilliant attorney who is known for being a zealous advocate. She is experienced, knowledgeable, respected, and outstanding. I frequently refer clients to her due to her renown expertise in the courtroom. I endorse her wholeheartedly to anyone needing a divorce attorney."
General practice Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Friend
"Julie Flanagan is a very bright and remarkably tenacious person. I've seen first-hand that she has a terrific (probably almost unmatched) knowledge of the law, in many areas. I endorse her work without hesitation."
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Aliso Viejo Family Lawyer Julie Ann Flanagan
Julie Ann Flanagan
Family Attorney
Aliso Viejo, CA
Licensed for 29 years