Julie Hottle Day

Top rated family law attorney in Fairfax, Virginia

Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C.
Julie Hottle Day
Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C.

Practice Areas: Family law, Business & corporate, Closely held business; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1991

Education: Washington and Lee University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
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Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C.

4124 Leonard Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 Visit website


Julie Hottle Day represents parties in complex family law litigation and small-business transactions and litigation. She focuses on the resolution of the unique issues that business owners and their spouses face when dissolving their marriages. A full equity partner in Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC, Julie has practiced law for more than 25 years since her graduation from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. She carries a Martindale-Hubbell Peer and Judicial Review Rating of AV (TM).

Julie's niche is representing divorcing parties who are small business owners; business professionals; professional practice owners; and highly compensated executives, or the spouses of such individuals.  Her representation skills are unique in that few family law attorneys have the combination of experience in the areas of business, finance, and retirement asset distribution necessary to skillfully navigate the issues arising in cases in which the marital assets may include a business, professional practice, or complex financial assets, particularly including private industry retirement benefits for highly compensated executives.

Julie is one of the most highly recognized family law attorneys in our region. Since 2005, Julie has consistently been named by Washingtonian Magazine one of the top divorce attorneys in the Washington, D.C., area. In 2015 and 2016, she was named by that publication as among the top seventy divorce attorneys in the Metro area. She has been recognized as one of Northern Virginia's top family law attorneys by Northern Virginia Magazine since 2011. In addition, after being first nominated as a Super Lawyer in 2012 and in every year since then, Julie has been listed as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia by Super Lawyers since 2013. In 2017, she achieved the additional honor of being named among the Top 100 Attorneys in Virginia in all practice areas. Julie is also recognized as among Virginia's Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine.  She is designated among the Best Lawyers in America and carries an AV Rating (TM) from Martindale-Hubbell. Julie practices in the firm’s Fairfax City and Warrenton offices and represents clients throughout Northern Virginia, including courts in the counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier.    

In addition to enjoying the practice of law, Julie enjoys speaking on topics relating to the practice of law and presenting continuing legal education seminars. She has lectured and acted as a panelist in presentations by the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Virginia State Bar. She also presents continuing legal education seminars related to divorce matters for Virginia CLE. Julie frequently speaks before local business and interest groups on subjects involving divorce, with particular focus on the distribution in divorce of business assets and complex or high asset financial and retirement holdings.

Practice areas

Family law, Business/corporate, Closely held business, Real estate: business

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Limited liability companies, Sub-chapter s corporations, Business organizations

First Admitted: 1991, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.csadlawyers.com/julie-hottle-day/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Associate Member, Fauquier County Bar Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association, 2021
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Association, Business & Family Law Sections
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Association, 1991
  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice Before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Juris Doctor, Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1991
  • Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, B.A., Cum Laude, 1988
  • Pearson v. VanLowe, No. 0561-04-4, 2005 Va. App. LEXIS 91, 2005 WL 524597 (Va. Ct. App. 2005). , 2005
  • Named among the top lawyers in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area in the annual list published by Washingtonian Magazine, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015-2019, 2022., Washington's Top Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, 2022
  • Listed among the Best Lawyers in America according to U.S. News and World Report peer review, 2020-2022, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, 2022
  • Named among the most reputable Virginia attorneys in the Family Law/Domestic Relations practice area, 2015-2016, 2019, 2022, Virginia's Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2022
  • 2011-2022, named by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the practice of Family Law., Northern Virginia's Top Lawyers, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2022
  • AV Peer and Judiciary Review Rating (tm), 2011-2022, AV Rated by Peers and the Judiciary, Martindale Hubbell, 2022
  • Recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia, 2013-2022., Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Recognized among the Top 50 women attorneys in Washington, D.C., 2017-2022., Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Recognized as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in all practice areas of any gender in Virginia, 2017-2018., Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys in Virginia, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (tm), 2011-2018, Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Listed lawyer in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as AV Rated(tm) rated attorney and AV Rated (tm) firm, 2009-2018, Listed Lawyer in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (tm), Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Conciliator, Fairfax Bar Association. The Fairfax Bar Association provides motions day conciliation services for matters before the courts of Fairfax County. Conciliation is conducted by trained local attorneys to assist counsel and pro se parties in resolving their pretrial motions disputes., 2022
  • Member, Lycoming College President's Council. This advisory board serves to assist the president of this small, liberal arts college in Pennsylvania in advancing the progress on projects and issues designated by the college president. Projects have included physical plant improvements; foreign student recruiting and program initiatives; and curriculum creation and feedback., 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author and presenter of continuing legal education seminar explaining the essential elements of private sector retirement plans that are subject to distribution in divorce and providing practical advice on how to negotiate and effect their distribution as part of the divorce., Author and Presenter, Essential Elements of Private Sector Retirement Plans (and why you should read them early and often), Virginia CLE 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2022
  • Continuing legal education seminar for attorneys new to divorce practice, providing practical advice on case management, organization and strategy in family law matters., Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Practical Advice: The Basics of Divorce Practice, Virginia CLE, 2022
  • Informational workshop presented to persons contemplating separation and divorce., Author and Presenter, Not Another Divorce 101 Presentation!, Second Saturday Presented by Argent Bridge Advisors, 2021
  • Informational workshop presentation for persons considering divorce., Author and Presenter, Divorce in the Quarantine Era, Second Saturday Presented by Argent Bridge Advisors, 2020
  • Continuing Legal Education seminar presentation providing practical suggestions for the organization, management and presentation of divorce trials., Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Successfully Trying a Divorce Case in Virginia, Virginia CLE, 2020
  • Continuing legal education seminar updating the analysis and practice tips of major spousal support law changes from 2018., Author and Presenter, Can My Client Ever Retire? Interpretation and Practice Tips for the 2018 Changes to §§20-107.1 and 20-109 of the Virginia Code – Update, Virginia Women Attorneys Association Family Law CLE, 2020
  • Informational workshop presented to persons contemplated post-divorce modifications., Author and Presenter, Divorce Settlement Modifications, Done with Divorce Presented by Argent Bridge Advisors, 2020
  • Co-Moderator of panel of Financial Experts, providing advice for the use of experts in family law cases with complex financial issues., Co-Moderator, The Use of Financial Experts in Family Law Cases, Virginia CLE 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2020
  • Co-Author and Co-Presenter of continuing legal education seminar providing professional tips, trick and practices for the organization, drafting and negotiation of marital settlement agreement., Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Essentials of Drafting Separation Agreements, Virginia CLE, 2019
  • Co-Author and Co-Presenter of continuing legal education seminar reviewing and providing professional explanation and practice tips for major revision of spousal support statutes., Co-Author and Co-Presenter, The New Changes to 20-107.1 and 20-109: Quick Tips for Working With Them,” Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Presentation, Virginia CLE 35th Annual Advance Family Law Seminar, 2019
  • Mediated presentation to young lawyers providing guidance from the perspective of the mediators as to effective strategies for advocating on behalf of the client in family law mediation., Moderator, Effective Advocacy in Mediation, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference and Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Mentorship Initiative, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2018
  • Co-authored and co-presented a general practice continuing legal education seminar providing practice and case management tips, tricks and pitfalls applicable across all areas of legal practice., Co-Author and Co-Presenter, What Lawyers Learn (Often the Hard Way), Virginia CLE, General Practice Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2018
  • Co-Authored and Co-Presented a continuing legal education seminar providing tips, analysis and advice for mediation of Virginia family law cases from the perspective of the practitioner as well as the mediator., Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Family Law Mediation, Virginia CLE, Family Law Continuing Education Seminar, 2018
  • Co-author and co-presenter of continuing legal educational seminar for litigators, focusing on tips and tactics for discovery issuance and compliance for such topics as subpoenas, depositions, discovery pleadings and private investigations., Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Smooth Skating Through Third-Party Discovery, Virginia CLE, General Practice Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2017
  • Co-Presenter of CLE to provide practice tips and tricks for divorce litigators., Presenter, How to Successfully Try a Divorce Case in Virginia, Virginia CLE, 2016

Office location for Julie Hottle Day

4124 Leonard Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-934-2940

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