Julia K. Palfreyman

Julia K. Palfreyman

Partner
Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Phone:
520-740-1802
Fax:
520-740-0493
Email:

Julia graduated with a J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2014 and with a B.A. in Political Science 2010. Julia participated in many volunteer and clinical activities while in law school including volunteering with Southern Arizona Legal Aid, working in the Child and Family Advocacy Clinic, and the Veterans Advocacy Clinic. After law school Julia clerked for the Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, the Honorable Kathleen Quigley. This was an invaluable opportunity to further develop Julia's knowledge and experience in Juvenile and Family law. Since law school she has become the co-chair of the UA Law Recent Graduate Committee which provides networking for young attorneys, works to maintain connections between the law school and recent graduates, and provides mentoring for current law students.

While Julia is the only non-military veteran attorney here at RPM Law, she has no fear of waging battle on the fields that are Family and Juvenile Law. Julia handles family law cases, but her main practice area is in Juvenile Court. In Juvenile Court Julia handles a variety of issues including: dependency cases, where she represents parents and occasionally children involved with the Department of Child Safety; termination of parental rights, both as the petitioner and defense; adoptions; and guardianships. Julia works as a Guardian Ad Litem, or best interest attorney, on both Juvenile cases and Criminal cases through the Pima County Justice Court. Julia also handles guardianship cases in front of the Probate Court.

While Julia loves fighting to keep families together in dependencies, she handles termination of parental rights cases. Julia has helped numerous clients terminate other parent's rights in order to free a child for step-parent or extended family adoption.

Julia has a passion for Juvenile work, an area of law where few Tucson attorneys have actual experience and knowledge. Juvenile Court often deals with the more tragic events in a family's life and many attorneys shy away from working in cases dealing with child abuse and neglect. However, Julia is committed to her practice in this area because she knows how important it is to stand up for those most in need. Whether in Family Court or Juvenile Court, Julia loves to help parents and families through what is undoubtedly one of the most difficult times in their lives. Whatever a family needs, Julia is prepared to help.

Areas of Practice

  • 85% Juvenile Law
  • Dependancy/DCS Cases
  • Severance/Termination of Parental Rights
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • 15% Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2014

Education

  • The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Volunteer
    • Honors: Child and Family Advocacy Clinic, Volunteer
    • Honors: Veterans Advocacy Clinic, Volunteer
    • Honors: UA Law Recent Graduate Committee, Co-Chair
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.A. - 2010
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Joseph Livermore Service Award, 2013 - 2014
  • Stacy Rupprecht Butler Law Student, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pima County Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Arizona Law Recent Grad Committee, Co-Chair, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, the Honorable Kathleen Quigley, Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
  • Volunteer Attorney, Southern Arizona Legal Aid Guardianship Clinic, 2014 - Present

Languages

  • English