Julie A. Stephens

  • Sole Practitioner


Saint John, IN





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:
Interior Decorating
Cooking and Baking
Any beach

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law 95%
  • Wills & Probate 5%

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


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 06/1998
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • M.A. - 1994
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Psychology
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, 2010 to Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, National & State Chapter
  • Women's Lawyers Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
NADC | National Association Of Distinguished Counsel | Nations Top One Percent | 2015 |
Avvo Rating | 10.0 | Superb | Experience | Industry Recognition | Professional Conduct

Stephens Law Firm

Contact Us

Stephens Law Firm P C
Stephens Law Firm, P.C.
8051 Wicker Ave. Suite B
St. John, IN 46373

St. John Office
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Dear Julie A. Stephens,

I just wanted to say Thank You, for your patience and understanding. You handled my case with great care and empathy. I thank you for the words of encouragement and doing all you have done for me. May God continue to bless you, your family and your firm.

Dear Julie A. Stephens,

I just wanted to write to you and tell you how very much I appreciate everything you did for me. It was very nice to meet you and I wish the best to you as an Attorney.

Dear Julie A. Stephens,

Thanks you so much for all your hard work toward mine and xxx future. We appreciate you!