Julie M. Cillo

Senior Attorney

Julie Cillo brings almost 20 years of experience in family law to serve the clients of Owen & Owens, where she focuses her practice on divorce, equitable distribution, child custody, child support, alimony, property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, and other domestic relations issues.

Julie is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and one of only 55 Fellows in Virginia. AAML Fellows are recognized by judges and attorneys as leading family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. She is an assertive litigator, skilled negotiator, and experienced collaborative law attorney.

Julie has also served for many years in leadership positions with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association where she has been a member of both the Board of Governors and the Family Law Coalition and previously served as Chair of the Family Law Section. Julie is also an active member of the Metro Richmond Family Bar Association where she previously served as president, the Richmond Bar Association, and the Henrico Bar Association.

Julie is highly regarded by her peers and others in the legal community; she is a frequent lecturer and author for programs throughout Virginia for attorneys on family law, divorce and custody matters. For the past nine years, she has been listed in Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite in the domestic relations category. Since 2008, she has been named to Virginia Super Lawyers and in 2015 and 2016 earned the added distinction of being named one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia.


  • American University, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1995
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., with honors in Government, 1992
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, listed in Family Law category, 2008-present
  • Legal Elite, Virginia Business magazine, listed in the domestic relations category, 2007-present
  • Leaders in the Law, honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2008
  • Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2008-2009
  • Who’s Who in America, 66th – 68th Edition
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 19th Edition
  • Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Outstanding Service Award, 1999
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, Past President
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association, Past Board Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors and Family Law Coalition, Past Chair – Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section and Law Practice Management Section
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance, Board Member
  • Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Professional Development Committee
  • Dartmouth College, District Enrollment Director
  • Dartmouth College, 25th Reunion Chair