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.