- J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1992
- B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1989
Julie Sullivan is a Member of Miller Johnson and is proud to be celebrating her 30th year of practicing exclusively in the area of Family Law, and with Miller Johnson since 1995. She engages in both a traditional practice of personal representation and is regularly engaged as a Mediator for Family Law cases throughout the State of Michigan.
Ms. Sullivan is well known in this field. She is recognized as an expert in assisting parties touched by the laws related to establishing and ending family relationships. She represents clients in all matters related to the divorce process, including custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, identification of marital and non-marital property, business valuation incident to divorce, and property division. Additionally she has extensive experience in drafting, defending and challenging Ante-Nuptial Agreements.
She is honored to assist her clients as they transition between the chapters of their life while maximizing their financial security and protecting their opportunities to parent their children successfully. The maintenance of privacy while advocating for individuals and families in sensitive issues is a hallmark of her work. She believes the best family law attorneys are collaborative in nature which is a philosophy that leads to an agreed upon, satisfying resolution in the vast majority of her cases. But she recognizes that on occasion, mediation and alternate dispute resolution tools yield unacceptable terms, and she enjoys being a strong advocate in Court to reach the better result.
Julie is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers where she has served in various leadership and speaking roles in the Michigan Chapter. She was elected twice to the Michigan State Bar Board of Commissioners. She served as President of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. And she has been recognized by Leading Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® in Family Law and Family Law Mediation.
Julie was elected to Miller Johnson’s Management Committee in 2022. And she is proud to be continuing in her role as Co-Chair with Mary Tabin, of the firm’s Women Initiative Network.
Julie has always been active in the Kalamazoo community, serving previously on the Board of Directors for the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the Kalamazoo Art Institute, the Kalamazoo County Friend of the Court Advisory Committee, the Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council, the Kalamazoo Women’s Network, and the Financial Advisory Committee for the Sisters of St. Joseph. She was also pleased to serve multiple terms on the Kalamazoo County YWCA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.