Julia K. Palfreyman

Julia K. Palfreyman

Managing Partner
Tucson, Arizona

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. Julia is a new member of the Governing Committee for Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA).

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 Courts. 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

  • 80% Juvenile Law
  • 20% Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2014


  • The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2014
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.A. - 2010
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Joseph Livermore Service Award, UA Law, 2013 - 2014
  • Stacy Rupprecht Butler Law Student, S.A.L.A., 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pima County Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Arizona Law Recent Grad Committee, Co-Chair, 2016 - Present
  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Volunteer
  • Child and Family Advocacy Clinic, Volunteer
  • Veterans Advocacy Clinic, Volunteer
  • UA Law Recent Graduate Committee, Co-Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Presiding Judge, the Honorable Kathleen Quigley, Law Clerk, 2014 - 2015
  • Law Offices of Julia K.Palfreyman, LLC, Attorney, 2015 - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

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


  • English