ATTORNEY AT LAW
- Family Law
- Post Decree
- Same-Sex Marriages
- Spousal Maintenance
- Entertainment Law
- Estate Planning
- Civil Litigation
- Personal Injury
Julianne Markiewicz is a leading nationwide expert in the areas of matrimonial law, dissolutions involving complex financial issues, custody, and spousal maintenance. She is also a recognized specialist in the crafting, negotiation, and drafting of complex prenuptial agreements and all classes of adoptions. A top graduate of Hamline University School of Law, she possesses qualified expertise with decades of courtroom experience. With a deep history forged by her extensive and varied background in civil litigation, she has handled hundreds of cases spanning a myriad of complex issues. The courtroom is Julianne’s backyard.
Recently featured on award-winning Impact Makers Radio, Julianne advised and led listeners through the pitfalls of the emotional divorce process in an information-packed interview entitled “You’re Getting Divorced – Now What?” She is a champion of strategic thinking and decision-making to maximize recovery for divorce litigants with a close eye on costs.
To add to her recent list of accomplishments, Ms. Markiewicz was hand-selected by Remarkable Press’ national search for an exceptional divorce professional to author the litigation chapter in the best-selling divorce book series Stress-Free Divorce: Leading Divorce Professionals Speak. Published by Remarkable Press, this award-winning book hand-picks and places focus on true advocates for the success of divorcing couples in America, while at the same time pledging 100% of the royalties from the retail sales of the book to be donated to Junior Achievement, a nonprofit Corporation focused on leading young people to the exploration of benefits of entrepreneurship.
Julianne is a national leader, practicing law with compassion and integrity. A known fighter and advocate, she is someone that you want to have in your corner in your time of need.
Julianne’s office is centrally located in the small, well knit community of White Bear Lake. Right around the corner from Julianne’s office is the senior living complex of Pioneer Manor, hosting 42 senior apartment units on a beautiful corner lot. Julianne has become known as the “go to” for the legal needs of its elderly population. Having earned the American Jurisprudence Award in Estate Planning for the top grade in law school, Julianne enjoys servicing, on a pro bono basis, the simplicities and complexities of trust and estate planning issues. From health care directives to amending complex trust documents, Julianne performs these services of the communities’ elderly constituents on a pro bono basis. This has resulted in a treasure trove of chocolate chip cookies, homemade lasagna and chocolates, and most recently, a beautiful red crocheted hat! This service to the community is a niche for the needs of the elderly. Julianne’s clients stop by when out for a daily stroll in their walkers, or just to have a small cup of “warmer” coffee as they go about their daily errands. This is just one of the hallmarks of generosity of Julianne’s practice.
In addition to her successful track record in family and civil courtrooms, Julianne has been a mainstay headliner in the entertainment law industry, providing guidance, negotiation and detailed strategic drafting of Sponsorship Contracts for major recording stars, including Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Shelby Lynne and Miranda Lambert. This included implementation of branding and marketing platforms to build sales and increase market share for artists and corporate brands. Sponsors included Cruzan Rum, Absolut Vodka, Crown Imports, Corona and Corona light, Hard Rock International, Hooters Restaurants, Fiji Water and Costa Del Mar sunglasses. Julianne was also involved in the groundbreaking contract negotiations for implementation of brand and marketing for the rising prominence of Skinny Girl Cocktails.
Julianne does not have a standard hourly rate that is published and presented to Clients. Rather, she works on a permanent sliding fee scale, where she determines every individual client’s needs and financial stature. Ranging from pro bono to great reduced hourly rates, Julianne strives to meet the legal needs of all—not just those who can afford. Last year, a divorce client passed away and his brother came to Julianne in need. She probated the Estate for $100 an hour, and covered the expenses. Clients in need get served—come hell or high. Julianne cannot and will not close her door to the downtrodden and hurting.
Businesses in the White Bear Lake area KNOW and TRUST Julianne. The local Starbucks always has a stash of Julianne’s cards right next to the espresso machine. When a Client comes in and is hurting, the motto is “you need Julianne.” From Panera Bread to The Big Bear Car Wash to Freedom Gas Station to Domino’s Pizza to Hugo Nails, local businesses in the community know and trust Julianne, and refer all of their friends and business constituents in need to Markiewicz Law.
Julianne serves as the President of the Board at The Shoppes at Banning and Fifth, a prominent business condominium complex located in the heart of the City of White Bear Lake. This non-compensating Board seat presents daily challenges, with everything from zoning and fire safety issues to balancing the budget to meet the needs of this hallmark gathering place in the heart of her community.
Julianne was recently asked to serve on the Ramsey County Conflicts Panel for low income clients in St. Paul in need of Family Law Services. By providing counsel and comfort to those in need on a pro bono and reduced fee scale, Julianne gives back to the community with her talents and compassionate and learned services.
- Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Juris Doctorate - 1990
- Honors: American Jurisprudence Award-Wills, Trusts and Estates, 1990
- Honors: Dean's List
- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- B.A. - 12/1984
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Dean's List 1980-1984
- Honors: Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society, 1984
- Honors: First Wisconsin Bank Scholarship, 1983
- U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
- Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Tribal Court
- Author, Stress-Free Divorce: Leading Divorce Professionals Speak, Litigation Chapter, Remarkable Press
- American Jurisprudence Award
- Banning and Fifth, Board President
- Hanson, Lulic and Krall, Minneapolis, MN, Attorney, 1991 to 1995
- Lawton and Cates, S.C., Madison, WI, Law Clerk, 1988 to 1988
- Hanson, Lulic and Krall, Minneapolis, MN, Law Clerk, 1989 to 1991
- Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
- Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, member
- Minnesota Women Lawyers
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