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Julie Curran Gerock 
Vienna, Virginia
Partner
phone 703-883-8035
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Julie Curran Gerock is a partner with the Maddox Law Firm, P.C. in Vienna, Virginia. She has been a family law attorney since 1999, representing her clients in complex cases, including equitable distribution, spousal support, child support, child custody, visitation, relocation as well as international family law cases. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia and North Carolina.

Ms. Gerock began her law career in Charlotte, North Carolina working with a small firm. In less than three years, she built a successful domestic relations practice and was quickly named as a partner of the firm. She sat on numerous family law committees, was a CLE presenter and a moot court judge for a local high school competition.

In 2005, when Ms. Gerock relocated to Northern Virginia, her experience, dedication and compassion quickly distinguished Ms. Gerock from many other family law attorneys, gaining her the respect of judges, opposing counsel and her clients. Before joining The Maddox Law Firm, P.C., Ms. Gerock practiced law with the firm of Ain & Bank, P.C. in Washington, D.C. and was named by The Washingtonian as one of Washington's Best Divorce Lawyers in 2008. In 2011-2014, she was named as a Super Lawyer in Virginia. In 2013 and 2014, she was also named by Super Lawyers in Virginia as one of the Top 50 Women. In 2012 and 2013, she was named as a Super Lawyer in Washington, DC. She practices law in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford and Fauquier Counties. She also practices in the District of Columbia and maintains active licensing in North Carolina. Ms. Gerock also recently, in 2013, received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive.

Ms. Gerock is actively involved in local and state bar activities and has served on a number of committees, including the Fairfax Law Foundation, Fairfax Circuit Court Committee, and the Fairfax Circuit Court Domestic Relations Sub-Committee; the Family Law Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; the Board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Fairfax Bar Association; and the Judicial Screening Committee of the Fairfax Bar Association. She has also volunteered as a pro bono custody mediation attorney, she speaks regularly to at-risk youth through the Devonshire Project, and she has served as an attorney facilitator for the District of Columbia Superior Court and as a conciliator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Most recently, Ms. Gerock and her law partner, Katharine Maddox, have co-authored a chapter in the European Lawyer Reference Series: Issues in International Family Law, which was published in 2011. Ms. Gerock is also committed to her family and community activities. She is a Girl Scout leader for her daughter's troop and at one time worked as a family readiness volunteer during Operation Enduring Freedom for her husband's Air National Guard unit, assisting the families of military spouses who were being deployed.

Ms. Gerock has been married to her Air Force husband since 1999. They reside in Fairfax County, Virginia with their young school aged daughter, their two Newfoundland dogs, cats and fish. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, dancing, and enjoying outdoor activities.

 

     

Areas of Practice:
Divorce
Child Support
Collaborative Law
Custody & Visitation
Equitable Distribution
International Family Law
Spousal Support
Litigation Percentage:
75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
North Carolina, 1999
District of Columbia, 2006
Virginia, 2006
Education:
Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts, 1998
J.D.


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA, 1994
B.A.
Major:  Marine Affairs
Minor:  Business and Secondary Education


Representative Cases:
People Unlimited Consulting, Inc. v. B & A Industries, LLC, N.C. App. LEXIS 1269 (N.C. Ct. App. July 1, 2003 2003)
Navarro-Bowman v. Bowman (Fairfax Circuit Court 2007)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Environmental Law, Boston College, 1998


“Military Divorce, Custody and more”: Annual Family Law Seminar (Fairfax location), Moderator, VTLA, 2012


Co-Author of Section related to family law in USA-Virginia, Contributing Author: Family Law: Jurisdictional Comparisons, Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited, European Lawyer Reference, 2011


“There’s a Case for That” - Annual Family Law Seminar, Lecturer, VTLA, 2011


“Sex, Lies and the Internet”, Lecturer, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011


Honors and Awards:
Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyers, 2009


Virginia Super Lawyers 2011


Virginia Super Lawyers , 2012


DC Super Lawyers , 2012


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Virginia State Bar
Member


Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member and Family Law Section Board Member


Fairfax Bar Association
Member


Virginia Women Attorneys Association
Member


International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow


American Bar Association
Member


Fairfax Circuit Court and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
Committee Member and Motion’s Day Conciliator


Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center Volunteer


Devonshire Project: Fairfax Bar Association, volunteer speaker


North Carolina State Bar
Member


North Carolina Bar Association
Member


Girl Scout Leader- 2009-present


Fraternities/Sororities:
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Super Lawyers
Washingtonian
iaml
NorthernVirginia Magazine
Virginia's Best Lawyers