Julie O'Connor

Julie O'Connor

Pleasanton, California
Attorney Julie O'Connor graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in microbiology and immunology. Throughout college and afterward, she worked for several Bay Area biotechnology start up firms before ultimately entering the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Ms. O’Connor began her legal career with Shield and Smith, later Scadden, Hamilton & Ryan, in San Francisco, CA, where she practiced in the areas of insurance defense litigation, product liability, and complex torts.

She now happily concentrates her entire practice on family law.

In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, cooking for friends and family, and spending time with her children.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Domestic Violence

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1991
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Moot Court Honors
  • University of California at Berkeley
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: Prytanean Honor Society
    • Honors: Californian's Service Organization
    • Major: Microbiology and Immunology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar
  • California Bar, Family Law Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Shield and Smith
  • Scadden, Hamilton & Ryan, in San Francisco, CA


  • Chi Omega