Background

Juli A. Gumina is a Shareholder in Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”), the premier professional organization of family law attorneys throughout the United States. Juli was admitted to practice law in 1995, and graduated with a J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List and a member of the Bar & Gavel Society.

Juli received her B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago, where she graduated cum laude and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. She honed her litigation skills for several years as a public defender in DuPage County, prior to joining the firm to focus on family law. Juli is a trained and experienced mediator, and is frequently appointed by the courts to mediate family law issues, in addition to serving as a Guardian ad Litem in both DuPage and Will County

Named a Leading Lawyer in the area of Family Law, Juli handles all types of Family Law cases including contested custody and financial trials. Juli focuses her practice on high net worth and complex asset divorce matters, child custody and removal litigation, and financial issues in divorce, especially those involving closely held or family owned business interests. Juli is always working towards a collaborative solution to resolving a client’s issues.

Juli has spoken and presented at numerous seminars dealing with family law topics and the issues surrounding divorce. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County and Will County Bar Associations.

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  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Property Division
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Post Divorce Modifications
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation

Partner/Shareholder at Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C.

  • Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Family and Divorce Mediation, DePaul University Center for Dispute Resolution, 2006
  • Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1995
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1995
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Chicago-Kent Bar & Gavel Society
  • Loyola University, Chicago, 1991
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society
    • Honors: Midwestern Collegiate All Conference
    • Major: Political Science
  • Presenter, Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issues in Divorce, 2016
  • Instructor, Handling Illinois Divorces from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2004
  • Presenter, Cross Examination of Custody Expert, DCBA Mega Meeting, 2004
  • DCBA Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2003
  • Complex Divorce Issues for the Illinois Practitioner, NBI, January 17, 2003
  • Family Law 101: Learn from the Experts, ISBA Law Ed Series, 2002
  • Trusts and Estate Planning Seminar, MBI CLE, 2002
  • Child’s Representative Training, 2001
  • DAWL Advocacy Seminar, 2001
  • DCBA Mega Meeting, Family Law Section, 2000
  • DCBA Mega Meeting, Family Law Section, 2001
  • Matrimonial Law: Dollars & Sense, 1999
  • ISBA Young Lawyers Leadership Conference, 1999
  • Equitable Distribution in Divorce Settlements in Illinois: Valuation, Tax and Other Issues, 1998
  • Family Law and Practice Attorney Fees & Collection Panel Discussion, 1998
  • Sixth Annual Advocacy Seminar, DAWL, 1998
  • The Defense of a Drunk Driving Case, A Day on Trial, IICLE, 1997
  • Presenting a Defense, Public Defender’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Week, 1997
  • Leading Lawyers, 2016
  • Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Board of Directors Award (DCBA), 2001 – 2002
  • Pro Bono Service Award, DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA), 2001 – 2002
  • Kent Justice Foundation Summer Fellowship Recipient
  • Track and Field, Midwestern Collegiate All Conference
  • American Bar Association (ABA) – Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) – Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) – Fellow
  • DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) – Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association – Member, Family Law Committee
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2001 – 2002 – Chair, Legal Aid Committee
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers (DAWL)
  • Young Lawyer’s Monthly Social Gatherings, 2001 – 2002 – Committee Chair
  • Student’s United for the Public Interest – President
  • Kent Justice Foundation – Chair, Auction Committee
  • DuPage County Bar Association – Child’s Representative
  • Chicago Kent Bart Gavel Society – Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association – Member, Lawyer Referral Committee
  • Family Law Committee- Member
  • Sullivan Taylor, P.C., DuPage County, 1998 – 2001
  • DuPage County Public Defender’s Office, Assistant Public Defender, 1996 – 1998
  • Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation, Staff Attorney, 1995

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