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Richard A. Julius
Senior Litigation Partner

About Richard A. Julius, Senior Litigation Partner

Pittsburgh divorce attorney Richard A. Julius chooses to practice family law because it is one of the few areas of practice where there is an opportunity to help people daily.

With a sharp focus on the intricacies of family law, Mr. Julius makes sure his clients are always kept up to date on the progress of their cases.

“I believe that an attention to detail is one of the most important traits that a family law attorney can have,” Mr. Julius said. “In cases that so often involve countless moving parts, clients appreciate the knowledge and forethought that goes along with being able to assess the effects of each decision on each of those moving parts.”

Mr. Julius understands that the system and process are not designed to make winners and losers. Winners are the people making intelligently aggressive decisions with their family’s best interests in mind.

“The best way to describe the type of attorney I am is intelligently aggressive,” Mr. Julius said. “You should expect during your case to know your options and, to the extent that such prediction is possible, the effects of each option, including the consequences of inaction. That way, you can make the most informed decision about what is best for you and  your family.”

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Mr. Julius is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Gannon University and his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Julius ran the family law division of a Pennsylvania law firm handling civil, family, personal injury, and criminal law.

In addition, Mr. Julius is a member of the Cordell Appellate Practice Division, where in addition to specializing in domestic law for fathers and men, he also focuses on appellate work, often assisting other Cordell attorneys nationwide with appeals.


Mr. Julius is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Butler County Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar.


Mr. Julius was recognized in 2014-19 as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.


Mr. Julius in 2023 appeared on The Aftermath podcast discussing the legal process of divorce, alongside fellow Cordell and Cordell attorney Marcie Patton-Coffman, based in Ohio. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 are available online.

Mr. Julius was quoted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2023 discussing taxes and divorce.


Mr. Julius serves as a court appointed guardian ad litem representing the best interests of children in high conflict custody and juvenile litigation in Butler and Allegheny Counties.

He also chairs Cordell and Cordell’s attorney mentorship and development program.

Mr. Julius serves as the co-chair of Cordell and Cordell’s charitable donation committee overseeing and coordinating charitable donation requests sponsored by Cordell employees, known as Cordell Cares.

Real-Life Experiences
Reviews from Our Past Clients
“It took years for me to come to a decision to end my marriage. I sought a law firm that is focused and prepared for trial if need be, and seeks to give me the best outcome possible. Cordell and Cordell has performed very well and is very supportive during this difficult time. I have full confidence in my representation and recommend them.”
– Mason B.
“Divorce is hard enough without trying to find a Lawyer who will truly work for you. I had several conversations with Lawyers that seemed only interested in winning somehow. No one wins in a divorce. I should have went to Cordell & Cordell first so I would have avoided a lot of headaches. I met a group of people that genuinely care for you.”
– Mark L.
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