Location: Elmhurst, Oak Park
Born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, in high school Julia
not only distinguished herself academically but also became an accomplished
musician. After graduation, she moved to California to pursue a career
in music and studied classical guitar at the University of Southern California
(USC). Her last year included a semester of study in London and in 2010
she graduated from USC with a Bachelor’s degree in music.
Studies have shown that music training helps develop the left-brain functions
of language use and reasoning while memorization skills are also enhanced
and Julia is certainly proof of that. As an upper classman, she took several
law classes, was never so happy to be in class and … was hooked.
So, after graduating from USC she attended Whittier Law School in California
and earned her law degree in 2015.
Already armed with intelligence and discipline, Julia, during law school,
clerked for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in the
Special Prosecutions Unit, focusing primarily on child abuse cases, where
she developed a toughness and great appreciation for the importance of
the law for families and children. She later worked for a family law attorney
in Irvine, CA and has worked only with family law clients since she returned
to Illinois 2016.
As an Associate Attorney at Wakenight & Associates, P.C., the Law Firm
Dedicated to Divorce and Family Law, Julia is pleased to be able to represent
and help family law clients every day. Money and children’s issues
dominate family law and Julia represents clients in divorce and parentage
cases seeking child support, maintenance, property, retirement benefits,
parenting time, residential custody, grandparent’s visitation, relocation,
enforcement, modification and all other family law problems as well.
In addition to all her other accomplishments and attributes Julia is also
speaks Spanish fluently and is thus able to offer family law representation
to those clients that need or prefer to speak Spanish.
Areas of Practice
Family Law, including but not limited to the following:
- Child custody
- Child support and maintenance
- Spousal support
Illinois State Bar
Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- Bachelor of Arts in Music, May 2010
- Activities: Trojan Marching Band, Squad Leader
Honors & Awards
- Chicago Bar Association
- Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Interests & Other Skills
If you would like a free phone consultation with Julia, please call our
Elmhurst Office Manager, Annette, at 630. 852. 9700. Thank you for visiting
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