Meet Julie Woodmansee

Julie Woodmansee | Durham Family Law Attorney
  • North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Law School, JD 1990
  • Davidson College, BA Cum Laude 1984
  • Mediator & Collaborative Family Lawyer
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer since 2015
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America Family Law Section, Since 2018
Julie Woodmansee | North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law | Durham Family Lawyers
Julie Woodmansee | Best Lawyers in America 2024 | Durham Family Lawyers
AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell 2024

Julie has dedicated her 33-year legal career to helping people navigate the difficult and often intimidating landscape of divorce.  She has practiced family law in Durham and Orange Counties since she graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1990.  In 2012, she was Board Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar.  She is also a certified Family Financial Mediator and a certified Superior Court Mediator.

Julie is a skilled negotiator and a tireless advocate for her clients.  She takes a practical, problem-solving approach to representing her clients with the goal of reaching a resolution to their legal issues in a timely and efficient way.  She makes a special effort to educate her clients about the legal process, helping them make the best choices of the options available to them.  Julie enjoys close working relationships with her clients and is gratified by helping them resolve their legal matters so they can move into the next phase of their lives.

Julie is a life-long resident of North Carolina and has lived in the Durham-Chapel Hill area for almost 40 years.  She and her husband, John, a teacher at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, have two grown children.  She is a singer and musician, and she enjoys gardening, travel, and cooking.

Julie is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the 14th Judicial District Bar, the 14th Judicial District Bar Association, and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. She has organized continuing legal education and mentoring workshops for lawyers and has volunteered for the Durham Rape Crisis Center, the Orange County Women’s Center, the Durham Family Court’s Help Desk, and Urban Ministries of Durham.  Julie has served on the Board of the Historic Stagville Foundation and in leadership positions in her children’s schools and in her neighborhood associations. 

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