Julie Hottle Day


Julie Hottle Day, a longtime Virginia practitioner, represents parties in family law litigation and small business transactions and litigation. When divorce affects the families of local business owners, they turn to Julie for an attorney who can comprehend and resolve the unique issues parties involved with business ownership and complicated assets when their marriages dissolve. Julie prides herself in her reputation as an honest, hardworking attorney who keeps her clients well informed, and she believes that a client who is well informed is a client well served. Julie is an experienced litigator and mediator whose careful preparation and attention to detail during the course of representation benefit the interests of her clients in the courtroom and at the mediation table.





Julie is among the most highly rated family law attorneys in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, receiving the following recognition:

  • Named to the U.S. News Best Lawyers list for 2019 and 2020
  • AV(TM) Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in both peer and judicial review ratings;
  • Named by Martindale Hubbell as one of the Preeminent Women Attorneys in the United States;
  • Noted by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia;
  • Noted by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Virginia and Washington, D.C.;
  • Recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Washington, D.C. region since 2009;
  • Past designee as among Virginia’s Legal Elite attorneys by Virginia Business Magazine in Family Law;
  • Named a Top Lawyer in the field of family law by Northern Virginia Magazine;
  • Super Lawyers has rated her as a Virginia Super Lawyer since 2012, a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer since 2013, and named her to its list of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia since 2013.Julie practices in the firm’s Fairfax City and Warrenton offices.

Julie believes strongly in giving back to the legal community through continuing education and contributing to legislative change for the benefit of divorcing parties in Virginia. She is a published author of family law related articles and continuing education materials; regularly engages as a speaker and contributor to continuing legal education seminars; and has lectured and acted as a panelist on the issue of work-life balance for presentations by the National Association of Woman Lawyers and the Virginia State Bar. Julie also recently served on the sub-committee to the Family Law Coalition of the Virginia Bar Association on the issue of retirement and spousal support, the work of which resulted in the enactment of new law regarding the review of spousal support obligations of parties facing retirement.

Julie has been an active member of the Virginia State Bar since 1991. She has conducted litigation in the Virginia counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Culpeper and Orange and argued appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals. She has been admitted to practice in Maryland since 1999 and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Julie is a 1991 graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of law, where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. She is a 1988 cum laude graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

A native Virginian, Julie resides in the area with her husband, and enjoys newfound freedom now that her youngest child has received a driver’s license.





U.S. Supreme Court


Law School: Washington & Lee University
Lexington, VirginiaJuris Doctor, 1991
College: Lycoming College
Williamsport, PennsylvaniaB.A. 1988, Cum Laude


Virginia State Bar Association (Member, Business & Family Law Sections)

Maryland State Bar Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

National Association of Woman Lawyers

Fauquier County Bar Association.


Pearson v. VanLowe, No. 0561-04-4, 2005 Va. App. LEXIS 91, 2005 WL 524597 (Va. Ct. App. 2005)