Julie M. Potts
As a family law attorney practicing in Chester County, PA Julie Potts, Esq. is an advocate for her clients and focuses her practice solely to divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, APL/spousal support, child support, custody and parenting time, grandparent and in loco parentis rights, protection from abuse matters, preparation and enforcement of property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, adoption, and mediation.
Prior to transitioning into the practice of family law, Julie was an Assistant District Attorney with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office in West Chester, PA where she gained extensive litigation experience prosecuting and trying misdemeanor and felony cases. Julie’s extensive trial experience assists her family law clients in navigating the legal issues that can prove necessary to litigate with regards to divorce, custody, support, adoption, and protection from abuse matters. Although Julie can handle any family matter in the courtroom, she can also recognize when a case can be resolved outside of the courtroom. Julie prides herself on being mindful of the emotional toll and financial burden of litigation.
With experience and compassion, Julie looks forward to helping you navigate this often stressful and emotional time and help solve your family law issues.
Julie grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and graduated from New Hope-Solebury High School in 1997. Prior to moving to New Hope in the early 90’s, Julie’s mother single-handedly raised three kids, one with both significant intellectual disability (IDD) and autism, until Julie was 14 years old. At the age of 14, Julie’s mother married her stepfather who immediately took on his role as a parent to Julie and her siblings along with his son from a prior marriage. Importantly, Julie stepfather adopted Julie (and her siblings) later in life as adults, so she has since dropped the “step” and now he is just dad. Julie’s dad also happens to be a lawyer. She often says it is in the adopted genes! Julie’s personal history is in part what makes her both good at what she does as an advocate for clients, but it also makes her compassionate about her work. Having lived through divorce, remarriage, stepsiblings, moving schools at a tenuous age and adoption, Julie has empathy and life experience that brings unparalleled understanding to her clients and cases.
Julie lives in West Chester with her husband and three kids. When not at work or at home, Julie can often be found at the gym or on early morning runs. Julie also enjoys traveling with friends and family and loves reading, especially on the beach.
Community Involvement and Awards
- Main Line Today Magazine Top Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Super Lawyer in 2021, 2022, 2023
- Chester County Bar Association – Member, Family Law Section
- Pennsylvania Bar Association – Member, Family Law Section
- Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court – Family Law
- Former West Goshen Planning Commission – Vice Chair
- Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh, 2001
- Duquesne University School of Law, 2004
- Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar, 2004