For over 21 years, Julie has effectively advocated for individuals in family law matters in Durham and Orange County courts. As a mediator and Collaborative Divorce practitioner, she is a skilled and experienced negotiator, using creative problem-solving techniques to achieve excellent results for her clients. Julie graduated from UNC Law School in 1990. Following her association with the Durham law firm of Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, she established her own family law practice in 1997. Julie focuses on finding practical, efficient solutions to her clients' legal problems. She helps her clients minimize financial difficulties and uncertainties and reduce parenting conflicts so they can work toward a secure and stable future. Julie enjoys a close working relationship with her clients, and she finds it especially satisfying to help them resolve their legal issues so they can move into the next phase of their lives with a hopeful outlook. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, 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. Julie has served as a volunteer for the Durham Rape Crisis Center, the Orange County Women's Center, and the Durham Family Court's Help Desk. The mother of two children in high school, Julie has served as PTA President and in numerous school leadership positions for many years. She has served as the president of her neighborhood association and was a principal organizer and leader of her neighborhood's response to two land-use issues. She regularly volunteers for Urban Ministries of Durham, preparing and serving food to Durham's homeless population. Julie and her husband, John Woodmansee, a teacher at the NC School of Science and Mathematics, have two children. She is a singer and musician, and she enjoys gardening and travel.