Interview with Julia Chase – FSOD 011

Julia Best Chase, Esquire

Julia was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1986, the New York Bar in 1987, the Florida Bar in 1987 and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1988. She received a B.A. in Biology from Goucher College in 1982 and a J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1986. Her work experience includes Hillsborough County Assistant State Attorney (1987-1997) and Auxiliary Instructor for the Florida Highway Patrol (1987-1990). She worked for two and a half years at a criminal defense firm then opened her own practice in the year 2000.

Memberships and Awards

  • Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association from 1987 to present (Family Law Section Executive Council 2008-present, Chair 2006-2007 and Collaborative Law Section 2013-present)
  • Family Law Inn of Court since 1998 (Executive Council Program Chair 2000-2001 and Membership Chair 2004-2012)
  • Family Law Newsletter (Editor 2000-2004 and Editorial Staff 1998-2005)
  • Theodore Millison Professionalism Award, 2005
  • Junior League of Tampa, Sustainer

Seminars Presented

  • 2014 NBI: What Family Court Judges Want You to Know; Moderator
  • 2013 NBI: Advanced Family Law – Complex Financial Issues
  • 2007 NBI: Successful Financial Settlement for Your Divorce Client
  • 2007 HCBA: Child Relocation
  • 2005 NBI: Negotiating the Best Possible Settlement for Divorce Clients in Florida
  • 2005 HCBA: Modification of Custody
  • 2004 NBI: A Roadmap through Florida Divorce Proceedings
  • 2004 NBI: How to Help your Client Survive a Child Custody Evaluation in Florida
  • 2002 HCBA: Family Law Update Seminar: Handling Relocation.

Articles Published

Lawyer Magazine 2003: The Burden of Relocation Parts I and II

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