Julie A. Johnson is a Louisville native.  She is a 1986 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, a 1990 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Centre College, and a 1994 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Ms. Johnson attended law school on a full academic scholarship. She was a contributor to the Journal of Law and Education and the Journal of Family Law and was the Alumni Editor of the Brandeis Brief Magazine.  Ms. Johnson also was on the Moot Court Board and the Environmental Law Moot Court Team.

Ms. Johnson has practiced family law continuously since joining the bar in 1994.  She focuses her practice on complex dissolution of marriage actions, child custody disputes, parenting time issues, child support determination, post-decree issues prenuptial agreements, and appellate work.

Ms. Johnson is very active in the legal community.  She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association, having served as the Chair of the Louisville Bar Association’s Family Law Committee.  In addition, Ms. Johnson is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars on family law topics.

Ms. Johnson and her husband have a blended family of five amazing daughters.  Her interests include social justice, environmental activism, singing and reading.

“I have been through a divorce and experienced firsthand the grief and fear that goes with it. My goal in all of my cases is to educate and empower my clients regarding the process and likely outcomes so that they can make informed decisions for themselves and their children.”

Julie A. Johnson, Esq.


Client Testimonials

“Julie Johnson has been my attorney through a difficult & long divorce as well as subsequent related legal issues. Firstly, know that her knowledge and experience has provided her with qualifications to handle my divorce with confidence in a mediation room and the court room. She fought for my best interest while also being fair and civil, this earned her respect of peers and judge in my case.(evident through observation) Always quick responses to my calls/emails. Julie is an all-around great person!”  


“Julie Johnson is an exceptional lawyer of the highest caliber & character. Her professional integrity, reliability, accessibility, and consistency are without compare- supreme. As her client in a very contentious & litigious divorce/child custody/domestic violence/relocation case, I was treated thoughtfully and respectfully as Julie prepared me for the difficult journey, as well as each step of the process. I highly recommend her as a most competent, remarkably talented, genuinely caring attorney.” 


“Julie Johnson is a first-class attorney. She met every expectation I had as I went through my painful divorce. Julie was extremely professional and fair. She was always accessible. As a business executive I can tell you that Julie’s response times were very quick and her communication skills left nothing to be desired. Unlike my former spouse’s legal counsel, I received great value for services performed. I have recommended Julie to several people and will continue to do so every chance I get..” 


“Julie was very helpful in every way possible. She made me feel at ease with the whole process of my divorce. She was always available to take my calls when I had any sort of questions no matter how little or how big it was. I felt like she always had my best interest at heart. I would recommend her with flying colors.” 


“Julie Johnson is an excellent attorney. She always communicated with me. She kept me well informed of timelines and proceedings. I highly recommend her. She is very professional and very capable.” 


“Julie represented me well through a high conflict divorce. She always listened and was attentive to my needs. She was very organized and professional at court which lead to a good outcome. Julie is a compassionate and very knowledgeable attorney that I would recommend.”