Julie O. Wolff

Julie O. Wolff

Family Centered Advocate In and Out of the Courtroom
  • Divorce, Family Law, Juvenile Law ...
  • California
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I began my legal career as a juvenile dependency attorney.
I spent nearly five years working full-time for dependency parents and children. That experience taught me how to be a strong and compassionate advocate, both in the courtroom and out.

When Child Protective Services are involved, it is crucial to have a skilled dependency attorney working for you. The same goes for a family law case where you finances and valuable time with your children are at risk.

Whether it's a juvenile dependency case or a family law matter, you deserve the time and attention necessary to ease your fears about the process and guide you to a successful resolution.

If you hire me, you will receive the special attention you deserve.

Pepperdine University
LL.M. (2017) | Dispute Resolution
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California Western School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Trial Practice / Problem Solving
Honors: Honors in Concentrations of Trial Practice and Problem Solving
Activities: Deans List; Moot Court Honors Board; ABA Mediation Team; ABA Negotiation Team; Distinguished Advocate
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University of California - Santa Barbara
B.A. (1998) | Sociology
Activities: NCAA Div I Water Polo
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Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
Minella Law Group
- Current
Senior Attorney practicing Juvenile Dependency (aka Child Welfare, CPS, CWS), CACI Grievance Hearings, Family Law (including Dissolution of Marriage, Child Custody, Support, etc). Trial Attorney.
Genesis Family Law
Attorney for Family Law and Juvenile Dependency (Child Welfare) matters. Family Law matters include Dissolution of Marriage, Support, Child Custody, and more!
Owner, Attorney, Mediator
Law & Mediation Office of Julie O. Wolff
Minor's Counsel Office - Dependency Legal Group
Represented Minor children as attorney and GAL in juvenile dependency court in San Diego, California.
Staff Attorney
Law Offices of Dale Wilson
Represented parents in juvenile dependency hearings in Sacramento, California.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Leon Aberasturi
3rd Judicial District Court, State of Nevada
Law clerk to the Honorable Judge Leon Aberasturi.
Articles & Publications
Challenges to Civility in a Time of Inequality
San Diego Lawyer Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Dispute Resolution in the Juvenile Delinquency Restorative Justice System, Southern California Mediation Conference, Los Angeles, California
Southern California Mediation Association
Dispute Resolution in the Juvenile Delinquency Restorative Justice System
LLM in Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine University School of Law
Child Welfare Legal Specialist
National Association of Counsel For Children
Pepperdine University School of Law
Work in the LGBTQ Community
Sac Legal
Diversity award in recognition for work and support for the LGBTQ Community in Sacramento, California.
Professional Associations
National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)
- Current
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San Diego Family Law Bar Association
Board Member
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San Diego County Bar Association
Member at Large of ADR (2023); Chair of Juvenile Law (2020); Chair of Family Law (2019)
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Lawyers Club Of San Diego
Board Member
Activities: Co-Chair of LGBTQ Committee and Human Trafficking Sub-Committee.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept credit cards, debit cards, e-checks, checks, money orders, and cash (with receipt). We also allow clients to make payments using multiple methods (for example 1/2 the funds with a debit card and 1/2 with credit card).
Practice Areas
Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Juvenile Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Juvenile Dependency / Child Welfare Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. How do I evict my husband if he is doing drugs and stealing from my minor children
A: His behavior sounds like it is putting the children at risk of harm. You may want to consider filing a restraining order to keep him away from your home and your children.
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Websites & Blogs
Law Office
Juvenile Court in San Diego
Relative Rights in Juvenile Dependency Hearings
Child Welfare Law
Contact & Map
Minella Law Group
1450 Frazee Road
Suite 305
San Diego, CA 92108
Toll-Free: (619) 289-7948
Telephone: (619) 289-7948
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Weekend and evening hours available upon request.