Associate Attorney

Julie Sugano O’Reilly

Julie Sugano O’Reilly, Esq. is a family law attorney who is passionate about creating the best plan for her clients.


Prior to joining Elise Buie Family Law Group, Julie practiced in Oregon. She understands that the legal system can be daunting but believes in making it accessible and understandable for her clients.


While working with Julie, you will often hear her say, “Cross that bridge when you come to it.” She believes that decisions should be made when there is the most information available and families should never feel rushed into making decisions for themselves and their children. Should the need for litigation arise, Julie is a confident and ethical advocate who seeks sensible and long-lasting resolutions.


Philosophy and Background

Julie sees resolving family matters as opportunities for clients to make the best decisions right now to create a sustainable plan for the future. By empowering her clients to think long-term and providing the necessary legal knowledge to make informed decisions, they can tailor an outcome that works for their entire family.


With training in trauma-informed care and experience working with domestic violence survivors, Julie understands there are many emotions that may arise throughout the legal process, and that is okay. Her purpose is to inform, advise, and advocate so her clients can see the sky beyond the clouds.


Julie holds her B.A. in Global Studies and her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School. She was the managing editor for Lewis & Clark Law’s Environmental Law Review, and a member of the Jessup Moot Court Team, where she now volunteers as a judge.


Role in the Seattle Community

Julie is a born-and-raised Washingtonian. She has also had the pleasure to live and work in exciting places around the world from China to Australia.


In addition to devoting herself to her clients’ needs, Julie has been an active member of her community through volunteerism and holding diversity, equity, and inclusion advisory roles in rural Oregon. She looks forward to building her involvement in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.


Julie currently lives in Seattle with her husband where she enjoys cooking, running, watching terrible action movies, and traveling whenever she can.


Bar Admissions


  • Washington State
  • Oregon State
  • Oregon Federal Court

Speaking Engagements


  • Campaign for Equal Justice: “Party Under the Stars – Fundraiser for Oregon Legal Aid: COVID and Client Impact at Legal Aid, 2020-2021.”
  • Oregon Law Center: “Annual Community Partner Seminars 2020: Domestic Violence and Legislative Updates”
  • Oregon Law Center: “Annual Community Partner Seminars 2021 via Zoom: Changes in Law due to COVID-19”

Contact Us


We would be happy to set up an initial consultation. Thank you for taking the time to read through our site; we look forward to supporting you.


Please do not include any confidential information in your communications until we verify that our office can represent you and confirm our engagement with you in writing. Prior to that, Elise Buie Family Law, including but not limited to any of its agents and representatives, does not legally represent you. Therefore, we have no duty of confidentiality to you, and there exists no attorney-client privilege between us.

  • Elise Buie Family Law Group PLLC
    720 3rd Avenue, #2015
    Seattle, WA 98104
  • (206) 926-9848
  • Schedule an initial call with our team
  • Pay Your Bill