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Julie M. Cillo

Julie M. Cillo

Partner / Attorney
Location:
Richmond, Virginia
Phone:
804-897-1515
Fax:
804-897-2499
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Julie M. Cillo is an experienced family law attorney, handling contested and uncontested family law matters throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mrs. Cillo, a partner with Hall & Hall, has focused on family law, including but not limited to equitable distribution, custody, support, property settlement agreements, QDROS, prenuptial agreements and other domestic relations issues for over 15 years.

Mrs. Cillo is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2013. “The AAML, founded in 1962, selects the most highly regarded negotiators and litigators in the nation who are leaders in the domestic relations field. To be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. The AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity”- AAML. Currently, Mrs. Cillo is one of only 56 Fellows in Virginia.

In addition to her practice, Mrs. Cillo serves on the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and holds leadership roles in a number of other civic and professional organizations working for the citizens of Virginia. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Legal Elite in family law.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Support
  • Property Division
  • Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Litigation
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1997
  • Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia - 1995
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire - 1992
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • Advanced Family Law for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level, Speaker & Author, Half Moon, November , 2012
  • Taxation Issues in Divorce, Virginia CLE, panelist only, December, 2009
  • Support (To and From) Our Troops: Topics in Military Pay, Support, and Recent Legislation, Richmond Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference, moderator only, 2008
  • When For Better or For Worse Becomes Much Worse: The Interplay of Divorce and Bankruptcy, Richmond Bar Association CLE, moderator and co-author of materials, September, 2008
  • Dealing with Protective Orders Involving False Allegations, VTLA, Annual Family Law Seminar, July, 2008
  • Child Custody and Visitation - The interplay of statutes on parental rights, responsibilities and parent/child contact; commencing and defending an initial custody proceeding, NBI Seminar, June, 2008
  • The Divorce Attorney's Checklist for Mediation, Virginia Mediation Network, (author and lecturer), Spring Conference, 2008
  • Child Custody and Visitation - The interplay of statutes on parental rights, responsibilities and parent/child contact; commencing and defending an initial custody proceeding, NBI Seminar, June, 2007
  • Persuasive Speaking in the Courtroom: Communicate, Captivate, Convince, Bench Bar Conference, Richmond, Virginia - October, 2006
  • Getting a Divorce Off on the Right Foot and Completing the Divorce, NBI Seminar, Richmond, Virginia - August, 2006
  • Ethical Considerations in Drafting Wills; Drafting Advance Medical Directives, NBI Seminar, Richmond, June, 2006
  • Family Law Supplement, Virginia Lawyer, Virginia Lawyer, 2006
  • Domestic Relations Guidelines: Will They Throw the Book at You?,, Bench Bar Conference, Richmond, Virginia October, 2005
  • Equitable Distribution in Virginia, NBI Seminar, Richmond, Virginia June, 2005
  • Shared Physical Custody: Solomon's Choice, Bench Bar Conference, Richmond, Virginia - October, 2004
  • Family Law Supplement, Virginia Lawyer, Summer, 2004
  • Disposable Income and Business Valuations, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Summer Meeting Curriculum, 2003
  • Porreco v. Porreco; Prenuptial Agreements Revisited, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Lawyer, Pending, 2003
  • Equitable Distribution Case Law Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Winter Meeting Curriculum, 2003
  • Support Case Law Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting Curriculum, Winter, 2002
  • Divorce Lawyers at Work--Varieties of Professionalism in Practice, Julie M. Amstein - contributing researcher 1991-1992, Oxford University Press, 2001
  • Attorney Client Privilege in the United States: Delaware Supp. & California Supp., Lawyers Cooperative Publishing (Supp. 1995), 1993
  • United States v. Virginia: The Case of Coeducation at Virginia Military Institute, American University Journal of Gender & The Law 69, Fall, 1994

Classes/Seminars

  • Top 10 Evidentiary Tips and Traps for the Family Law Practitioner, Moderator, VTLA Annual Convention, 2011
  • Property Settlement Agreements, Richmond Paralegal Association Annual Seminar, 2011
  • What Every Realtor Should Know About Divorce, Keller Williams, 2010
  • Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Cases, VTLA Trial Advocacy Program, 2010
  • Silver Anniversary and Golden Years – All That Glitters is Not Gold, Moderator, VTLA Annual Family Law Seminar, 2010
  • Child Custody and Visitation- The Interplay of Statutes on Parental Rights, Responsibilities and Parent/Child Contact; Commencing and Defending an Initial Custody Proceeding, NBI Seminar , 2007
  • Getting a Divorce Case Off On the Right Foot, NBI Seminar- Financial Settlement Strategies for Your Divorce Clients, 2006
  • Persuasive Speaker in the Courtroom: Communicate, Captivate, Convince, 2006 Bench Bar Conference, 2006
  • Ethical Considerations in Drafting Wills; Drafting Advance Medical, National Business Institute Seminars, 2006
  • Family Law Supplement 2006, Virginia Lawyer, 2006
  • Domestic Relations Guidelines: Will They Throw the Book at You?, 2005, Bench Bar Conference, 2005
  • Equitable Distribution in Virginia, National Business Institute Seminars, 2005
  • Military Issues in Family Law Cases, Moderator, VTLA Seminar, September 2012
  • There’s a Case for That: Equitable Distribution Litigation, Moderator, VTLA Family Law Seminar, 2011
  • Building a Case for our Clients, Moderator, VTLA Seminar, November 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in America, 66th Edition
  • Virginia Super Lawyer, Richmond Magazine, 2011 - 2012
  • Virginia's Legal Elite-Family Law Domestic Relations, 2007 - 2012
  • 2008 Leaders in the Law (Virginia Lawyers Weekly), 2008
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars-Family Law (Richmond Mag.), 2008 - 2010
  • Leadership Metro Richmond Class, 2008 - 2009
  • Dartmouth Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award, 2007
  • Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conf Outstanding Service, 1999
  • Keene High School Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Maryland State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • VBA/ VTLA Family Law Coalition
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section Chair , 2010 - 2011
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section Vice Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section representative to Legislative Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Long Range Membership Committee , 2011 - 2012
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair Litigation Support Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair Public Affairs Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 50th Annual Convention Committee Member, 2008 - 2009
  • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, President, 2008 - 2009
  • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, Committee Member for the Bench-Bar Conference, 2004 - 2005
  • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, Judicial Nominations Committee, 2005 - 2008
  • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, Treasurer, 2005 - 2006
  • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, Secretary, 2006 - 2007
  • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, Vice President, 2007 - 2008
  • Richmond Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2010 - 2014
  • Richmond Bar Association, Chair, Annual Bench Bar Conference, 2006
  • Richmond Bar Association, CLE committee, 2006 - 2009
  • Richmond Bar Association, Finance Committee, 2008 - 2011
  • Richmond Bar Association, Communications Committee, 2009 - 2012
  • Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Chair, Committee on Women & Minorities in Legal Profession, 1997 - 2000
  • Virginia Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Committee, Member
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section (past)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, General and Family Law Sections (past)
  • Matrimonial Inns of Court (Pittsburgh Chapter) (past)
  • Dartmouth Club of Central Virginia, President, 2003 - 2009
  • Dartmouth Club of Central Virginia, District Enrollment Director, 2008 - Present
  • Dartmouth Club of Central Virginia, Executive Board, 1997 - 2000
  • Dartmouth Club Officers Association, 2002 - 2008
  • Dartmouth Club Officers Association, President, 2006 - 2007
  • Dartmouth College, Alumni Council, 2003 - 2007
  • Dartmouth College, Chair, Trustee Search & Nominating Committee, 2005 - 2006
  • Dartmouth College, Chair, Committee on Alumni Organizations, 2005 - 2006
  • Dartmouth of Washington, D.C., Executive Board, 1992 - 1997
  • Dartmouth Club of Western Pennsylvania, President, 2000 - 2003
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance and MSVA, Member
  • Innsbrook Executive Breakfast Club, Board of Directors (past)
  • Women's Health Virginia, Board of Directors (past)

Past Employment Positions

  • Private Practice, Focusing on Complex Civil Litigation in the Maryland and Metro Washington D.C. Area, Associate Attorney, 1995 - 1997

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