Julie A. Stephens

Julie A. Stephens

Sole Practitioner
Location:
St. John, Indiana
Phone:
219-682-0003
Fax:
219-682-0436
Email:

Julie is a local girl born in Hammond, Indiana, raised in Highland and settled in St. John.  After graduating high school in 1988, she attended Ball State University.  In 1992, she graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in Psychological Science.  After college, she married her high school sweetheart and earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from Valparaiso University.  Before attending law school, Julie worked as the Director of the Sexual Assault Recovery Unit for the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office.

After working with attorneys in the Prosecutor’s Office, Julie decided that she wanted to join them and enrolled at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Not ever shying away from taking on something at full task, she contemporaneously started her family of two children. After she graduated in 1998 from law school while holding the hand of her toddler girl and pushing a stroller of her 5 month old son, she worked her way to partnership at a local law firm.  After fifteen years of working in a firm, she has moved forward to own her own law practice and now the rugrats are adults and working on their own dreams and goals.

Julie is licensed to practice in the State of Indiana, the Northern and Southern District of Indiana and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Julie has been active in the Women’s Lawyer Association of Lake County.  Julie has participated in her community as a frequent speaker at local middle schools on Law Day and she was a legal liaison for Scott Middle School in Hammond, Indiana helping teenage children learn skills of mediation during times of conflict.

Julie still has fond memories of attending every sporting event for both of her children. Ever a sports enthusiast, she spent many years found cheering on her children at soccer, track and cross country & following the Lake Central sports teams in the newspaper.

What makes her tick:
Sports!!!
Interior Decorating
Cooking and Baking
Any beach

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Family Law
  • 5% Wills & Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1998

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. cum laude - June, 1998
  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • M.A. magna cum laude - 1994
    • Major: Psychology
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
    • B.A. cum laude - 1992
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, 2010 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, National & State Chapter
  • Women's Lawyers Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
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