Julie Schwartz

Discovery Paralegal

Julie Schwartz has recently joined JWB Family Law as a Discovery Paralegal, a facet of family law including, but not limited to, the financial analysis of a client’s assets, debts and income. 

Prior to joining JWB Family Law, she was employed with the Huerta Law Firm as a Paralegal/Business Development Manager, specializing in Bankruptcy, Criminal and Personal Injury Law. She also worked at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Frank, wherein she specialized in civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury law assisting in all phases from intake, investigation, coordination with medical providers and other professional/experts, claims presentation and evaluation, and trial. She is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent, currently affiliated with One Mission Realty. She has a total of 18 years working as a paralegal.

She currently serves as the President of San Diego Paralegal Association, and Co-Founder and  Treasurer of North County Abuse Prevention Services (NCAPS). A proponent of giving back to the community, from 2009-2010, Julie volunteered at the Center for Community Solutions’ Legal Clinic assisting victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault. Julie is also actively involved with the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA), and serves on various committees within the legal community, to include the Friends of the City Heights Library Law Day, San Diego High School Mock Trial Competition and Couture for a Cause event. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, learning languages, cooking, running marathons, hiking, practicing her Martial Art, Soo Bahk Do, as well as spending time with feline fur baby, Diego.

The Importance of the CFLS Designation

A Certified Family Law Specialist, or CFLS, is an attorney who has obtained certification in the standards of California family law and demonstrated optimal legal competence. Attorneys who obtain this certification have specific expertise in all aspects of family law, which includes divorce or the dissolution of marriagechild and spousal support, child custody, and temporary restraining orders, among other areas of emphasis.

Not every attorney practicing family law has obtained this certification. In fact, the designation remains relatively rare—there are fewer than 2,000 CFLS attorneys in California and fewer than 200 in San Diego.