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Attorney Michelle Julyan “MJ” focuses exclusively on family law and divorce matters in order to better serve her clients. She obtained a law degree degree from Western State University College of Law in California, where she participated in her school’s family law legal clinic. Additionally, she holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Hilbert College. MJ’s personal interests include martial arts as a Certified First Degree Black Belt under the American Kenpo Karate Institute and studio recording and performances as a professional musician. MJ earned a Specialist Music Certificate from Berklee School of Music in 2010 and is currently endorsed by Paul Reed Smith Guitars.

Professional Memberships:

  • North Carolina State Bar (2008)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (2006)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (2010)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Family Law Section
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Family Law Section
  • American Kenpo Karate Institute
  • Paul Reed Smith Guitars Pulse Endorsed Artist

Professional Experience & Achievements:

  • Focus exclusively on family law & divorce issues.
  • Significant amount of trial experience.
  • Experienced in international and interstate high-conflict child custody disputes.
  • Former contributor to NC Lawyer’s Weekly regarding family law and divorce issues.
  • Experienced in litigating complex asset cases.
  • Speaker at LGBTQIA Divorce & Family Law Countinuing Education Seminars for other attorneys