Julia Quinn was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2013 after attending the University of San Francisco School of Law. During law school, Julia began practicing family law in and outside the courtroom as a certified family law student while interning at Bay Area Legal Aid. At Bay Area Legal Aid, Julia was mentored by award winning family law attorneys. While at law school, Julia also worked for the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights, the Center for Justice and Accountability representing Bay Area plaintiffs in the Khmer Rouge trials, and worked with the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.
After graduating from law school, Julia returned to work at Bay Area Legal Aid where she exclusively litigated family law cases involving domestic violence. During that time Julia established case law in the matter of Gou v. Xiao which established a parent’s standing to seek a restraining order based upon abuse against his or her child.
Julia then entered private practice where she continued to practice exclusively family law. Julia has extensive experience in representing clients in all areas of family law including high conflict dissolutions, child custody matters, support matters, and high asset dissolutions. Throughout her career, Julia has regularly represented clients in all of the nine Bay Area counties.
Julia understands that when it comes to the area of family law, clients are often going through the most difficult times in their lives. Julia dedicates herself to providing her clients with compassion and also vigorous and tenacious advocacy. Julia prides herself on making sure her clients are aware of each step of the litigation process and understanding how the law will apply to their individual circumstances.
Prior to attending law school, Julia attended Saint Mary’s College where she graduated with honors. During her time at Saint Mary’s, Julia studied in London, Rome, and Ecuador. After graduating from college and prior to entering law school, Julia moved to Vietnam where she volunteered working with orphans and children with disabilities.
In her free time, Julia enjoys spending time in her hometown of Pacific Grove as well as surfing, hiking, volunteering, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.
Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2019
Gou v. Xiao (2014) 228 Cal. App. 4th 812