Law School: California Western School of Law
College: Michigan State University, B.A., cum laude
Julia Garwood’s major cases have included representing publicly traded corporations and several celebrity clients, as well as people who want to get their case done through mediation.
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 family law field for more than 30 years. As an acting settlement judge and mediator, Garwood sees each case from many perspectives, including that of a judge. Seeing the case through the eyes of a judge helps her plan to achieve the best possible results for her clients.
Garwood’s professional affiliations include California general contractor and California real estate broker; California Western School of Law Alumni Association, 1981-present; Michigan State University Alumni Association, 1981-present; Judge Pro Tem, Acting Settlement Judge and Court Appointed Minors Counsel, Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1995-present; San Diego County Bar Association, 1981-present; American Bar Association, 1981-present; state bar of California, 1981-present; Lawyer’s Club of San Diego Inc., 1981-present; California Women Lawyers Association, 1981-present; National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.
Garwood’s personal affiliations include board president for Save Our San Diego, board member of the San Diego Family Law Bar Association and president of SDFLBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel.