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SeniorLAW Center

Julia Swain, Esq.

Julia is a partner at Fox Rothschild. Julia concentrates her practice in all areas of family law, in a variety of areas and litigates and negotiates family law cases in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

In addition, Julia provides legal services with our business and health law attorneys to assist members in the aesthetics industry, including distributors, medical spas, laser clinics and health care providers with business formation, franchise and regulatory issues to comply with federal and state law.

Julia is a proud member of the Board of Directors of the SeniorLAW Center currently serving a three-year term. SeniorLAW Center’s mission is to improve the lives of seniors and protect their rights through legal representation, education and advocacy.


Julia is a leader in the legal community. Her current and past positions include:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    Secretary of the Pennsylvania Chapter (commencing July 2017)
    In line to ascend to President of the PA Chapter in 2021
    Member, PA Board of Managers
    Member, PA Board of Examiners
    Academy Fellow, 2013 to present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
    Board of Governors, elected to three-year term, 2015-2018 
    Finance Committee, 2017
    Treasurer, Campaign for Qualified Judges, 2017
  • Philadelphia Bench-Bar & Annual Conference
    Conference Chairperson, 2015
    Chairperson, Sponsorships, 2014
    Conference Co-Chair, 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section
    Chairperson, 2011
    Vice Chairperson, 2010
    Treasurer, 2009
    Secretary, 2008
    Programs Committee Co-Chair, 2005-2010
  • Philadelphia Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention
    Investigator, 2009 to present
  • Editorial Board of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter
    Member and Associate Editor, 2009 to present
  • Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
    Member, Family Law Advisory Panel, 2008 to present
  • Civil Gideon Task Force
    Member, Family Law Working Group, 2010

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Julia is a frequent author and has been published in:

  • The Philadelphia Bar Reporter
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer

She has also served as an instructor on Family Law issues for:

  • The Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Stafford Publications
  • Half Moon Production
  • Gratz College
  • The People’s Law School
  • Philadelphia Legal View


Honors & Awards

  • Included in the “Ten Leaders” list for Divorce Law in Pennsylvania by Ten Leaders 
  • Selected to the “Super Lawyers” list for Family Law in Pennsylvania (2013-2019)*
  • Named to the “Women Leaders in the Law” list by ALM (2015)*
  • Recipient of the “Pro Bono Roll of Honor” award from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, recognizing her pro bono work as exemplary (2007 through 2011)
  • Recipient of the White Hat Award from the Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD) for her outstanding volunteer work (2009)
  • Named to the “Lawyers on the Fast Track” list by The Legal Intelligencer (2008)*
  • Selected to the “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list for Family Law in Pennsylvania (2006-2008)

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