Betty L. Julian

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Betty L. Julian


Ms. Julian is a graduate of Turlock High School and Santa Clara University. After graduating from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with great distinction, Ms. Julian joined and later became a shareholder at Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Silva in 2002. In 2009, Ms. Julian joined McCormick Barstow, has been an Equity Partner since 2012, and currently serves as Practice Group Co-Chair for the Modesto Office.  Ms. Julian has concentrated her practice in the area of Family Law since 2009 and has been a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2015. In addition to providing superior legal services to her clients, Ms. Julian is also active in non-profit work and takes great pride in giving back to her community. 

Ms. Julian is a trial attorney that has handled all aspects of a family law case. This includes Child Custody Recommending Counseling (also known as “Custody Mediation”), economic hearings, restraining orders, guardianships, settlement conferences, mediations, arbitrations and trials. Ms. Julian provides legal counsel to those that may have an amicable resolution of their case needing legal guidance and drafting of an agreement. She also provides legal counsel in high asset, high conflict cases where clients may need extensive discovery, motion work and litigation. Ms. Julian has extensive experience drafting and negotiating premarital and post marital agreements. She works closely with Partners in the estate planning group so as to provide clients with the best possible tools in planning their marital union and/or divorce planning. 

Ms. Julian is certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Family Law. She is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, all U.S. District Courts in California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Juris Doctor, 2002
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
National Member of the Order of Barristers
Advocacy Concentration
Dean’s Honor List
Mock Trial

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, 1999 
Santa Clara University

Ms. Julian concentrates her entire practice to Family Law with an emphasis in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Domestic Violence, Community Property Law, Guardianships, Premarital Agreements, Post-Marital Agreements, Mediation, Arbitration and Trial.

Ms. Julian is a member of the State Bar of California, the Stanislaus County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the SCBA. Ms. Julian served as Treasurer of the Family Law Section from 2011 through 2021. Ms. Julian has also served on the Stanislaus County Bar Association Board for several years, currently she serves as the Vice-President. Ms. Julian is also a member of the Wray Ladine American Inns of Court.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Julian is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.  Ms. Julian was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Rising Stars list (2009-2017).  She has also been selected for inclusion on the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2022-2023) for her primary area of practice in Family Law.  

Community Involvement

Ms. Julian is the President of Letters to Santa Charity and sits on the Board for the Stanislaus Family Justice Center. Ms. Julian is a member of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, previously participating in the Leadership Turlock program. Ms. Julian is a member of the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock and Saint Thomas Catholic Church. 

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