JULIA M. GARWOOD

Attorney at Law
Family Law, Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

Garwood Family Law and Mediation

1450 Frazee Road, Suite 501
San Diego, CA 92108

Tel: (619) 692-8100
Fax: (619) 692-1050

Web: www.GarwoodFamilyLaw.com

Julia M. Garwood is a family law attorney and mediator. Her Certified Family Law Specialist designation means she has met the rigorous standards set by the California State Bar. She is also a former adjunct professor at a local law school, where she taught professional responsibility to future lawyers. She has worked in the field of family law for more than 30 years. As an acting settlement judge and mediator, Ms. Garwood sees each case from many different perspectives, including a judge’s perspective. Seeing the case through the eyes of a judge, she says, helps her plan cases to achieve the best possible results for her clients.


Education

  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Michigan State University, B.A., cum laude, 1973

Certifications

  • Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Cardozo Society, 2000
  • Instructor in Law, Grossmont College, 1984-1986.
  • Adjunct Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1989-1991.
  • General Contractor, California, 1981-present.
  • Real Estate Broker, California, 1981-present.
  • Member: California State Bar Board of Governors Acknowledgement and Commendation for Voluntary Legal Services, 1984-1987;
  • California Western School of Law Alumni Association, 1981-present; Alumni Association of Michigan State University, 1981-present.
  • San Diego Jewish Academy Board of Trustees, 1998-2000; Jewish Federation, Women’s Division, 1990—2005.
  • Judge Pro Tem, Acting Settlement Judge. Court Appointed Minors Counsel. (Certified Specialist, Domestic Relations – Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization), 1995—present.

Memberships

Member: San Diego County Bar Association (Member: Public Information and Relations Committee, 1983-1984; Membership Committee, 1986; Chair, Public Relations Committee, 1985; Chair, Blood Bank Committee, 1985-1999, Co-Chair and Chair; Chairperson, Family Law Committee, 1999-2001; Executive Committee, Family Law Specialists, 2000-2001, 2007-present) and American Bar Associations, 1981-present; State Bar of California, 1981-present; Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, Inc., 1981-present (Member: Newspaper Committee, 1983-1984; Board of Directors, 1983-1987; Secretary, 1983-1985; Chairperson, Employment Committee, 1983-1985); California Trial Lawyers Association; California Women Lawyers Association, 1981-present; San Diego Consumer Lawyers Association; Foothills Bar Association of San Diego CountySan Diego County Bar Association (Member: Public Information and Relations Committee, 1983-1984; Membership Committee, 1986; Chair, Public Relations Committee, 1985; Chair, Blood Bank Committee, 1985-1999, Co-Chair and Chair; Chairperson, Family Law Committee, 1999-2001; Executive Committee, Family Law Specialists, 2000-2001, 2007-present) and American Bar Associations, 1981-present; State Bar of California, 1981-present; Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, Inc., 1981-present (Member: Newspaper Committee, 1983-1984; Board of Directors, 1983-1987; Secretary, 1983-1985; Chairperson, Employment Committee, 1983-1985); California Trial Lawyers Association; California Women Lawyers Association, 1981-present; San Diego Consumer Lawyers Association; Foothills Bar Association of San Diego County.


Relevant Experience

Admitted: 1981, California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Admitted: 1982, U.S. Tax Court
Admitted: 1987, U.S. Supreme Court