Julie Curran Gerock

Top rated Family Law attorney in Falls Church, Virginia

Maddox & Gerock, P.C.
Julie Curran Gerock
Maddox & Gerock, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2006

Education: Boston College Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

Maddox & Gerock, P.C.

8111 Gatehouse Rd
Suite 410
Falls Church, VA 22042 Visit website


The partner and co-founder of Maddox & Gerock, Julie C. Gerock has been practicing family law since 1999. From the firm's office in Falls Church, Virginia, she represents clients in the northern part of the state as well as in the District of Columbia. The types of cases that Ms. Gerock handles through both litigation and alternative dispute resolution include contested and uncontested divorces, child custody disputes, property division, spousal and child support, and domestic and international relocations. Ms. Gerock also has experience with same-sex family law matters.

Ms. Gerock is a graduate of the University of Miami, from where she received a Bachelor of Arts in marine affairs in 1994. She then attended Boston College Law School and earned her Juris Doctor in 1998. Ms. Gerock started her legal career at a small firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was made a partner within three years. She then relocated to Washington, D.C., and was an attorney with a well-known family law firm there before co-founding her current firm in 2009. Ms. Gerock retains her license to practice in North Carolina, and she is also admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

During her career, Ms. Gerock has received many accolades from her fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell including the Judicial Edition. She also has a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. For the last three years, she has been named by the Washingtonian magazine to its annual list of the Best Lawyers in Divorce and Family Law. She has also been recognized in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. A fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Ms. Gerock is also a member of the Fairfax Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1999, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.maddoxandgerock.com/Attorney-Profiles/Julie-C-Ge...

  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyers, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 2017 Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2017
  • 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers List- 2018, Top 100 List, Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Best Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers, 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013-Present
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2011-2019
  • D.C. Super Lawyers, 2012-2019
  • Washington's Best Divorce Lawyer, The Washingtonian, 2008
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyers, 2009
  • DC Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 50: Women Virginia Super Lawyers, 2013-2015, 2018, 2019
  • Washington's Best Divorce Lawyer, The Washingtonian, 2015-2016
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Fairfax Law Foundation
  • Girl Scout Leader, 2009-2017
  • Operation Enduring Freedom, Air National Guard unit, Family Readiness Volunteer
  • Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, Volunteer
  • Pro Bono Custody Mediation Attorney, Volunteer
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow
Educational Background:
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA, B.A., Major: Marine Affairs, Minor: Business and Secondary Education, 1994
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • People Unlimited Consulting, Inc. v. B & A Industries, LLC, N.C. App. LEXIS 1269 (N.C. Ct. App. July 1, 2003)
  • Navarro-Bowman v. Bowman (Fairfax Circuit Court 2007)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, There’s a Case for That, Annual Family Law Seminar, VTLA, 2011
  • Contributing Author, Family Law: Jurisdictional Comparisons, Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited, European Lawyer Reference, 2011, 2015, 2017
  • Lecturer, Environmental Law, Boston College, 1998
  • Moderator, Military Divorce, Custody and more, Annual Family Law Seminar (Fairfax location), VTLA, 2012
  • Lecturer, Sex, Lies and the Internet, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011
  • Volunteer Speaker, Devonshire Project, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Speaker, FBA Pro Bono Custody Training CLE, 2016
  • Moderator and Planner, CLE: Everything You Wanted to Know About Child Support and Spousal Support, VTLA, 2013
  • Speaker for VTLA Paralegal Training Seminar on topics of Child & Spousal Support, Speaker, VTLA, 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia, 2006
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • VTLA: Co-Chair Membership Committee; Secretary Women's Caucus; Co-Chair Women's Caucus; 2019/2020 Chair of Women's Causus; Convention Committee; Budget Committee; Judical Committee
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division, Board Member, 2006
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court Committee
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • District of Columbia, 2006
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Member
  • Fairfax Law Foundation Board of Directors and President of Fairfax Law Foundation (2019/2020)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Virginia Family Law Coalition of the Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina, 1999
  • Judicial Screening Committee, Fairfax Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, Past Board Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Member
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Influential Women in the Law Award, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2019
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year: Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, 2016

Office location for Julie Curran Gerock

8111 Gatehouse Rd
Suite 410
Falls Church, VA 22042

Phone: 703-883-8035

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