Julia (Julie) Tracy was born and raised in Alton. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1981. She worked in social services for several years, first at a battered women’s shelter in Alton, then at a runaway shelter in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 1991, Julie earned her Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from the University of California – Hastings College of the Law, and became licensed to practice law in California. After “learning the ropes” in a small firm, she opened her own family law practice in San Francisco.
Julie earned an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, reflecting the fact that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional ability and ethical standards.
In 2004, Julie became licensed to practice law in Illinois. She’s found that a practice devoted to family law and probate allows her to blend her background in psychology with her legal skills, enabling her to competently and compassionately assist clients in these especially sensitive matters.