Julia Swain of Fox Rothschild Elected to Editorial Board of Philadelphia Bar Reporter

November 6, 2009 – Press Releases

Julia Swain, a partner in the Family Law Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP, was recently elected to the Editorial Board of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, the monthly newspaper of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

In her family law practice at Fox Rothschild, Swain represents clients in matters relating to divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution and abuse. She litigates family law cases in the five-county Philadelphia area, including in appellate courts, and negotiates settlements and prenuptial agreements.

Swain is currently Treasurer of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She is also a member of its Executive Committee and is CLE Coordinator. In 2007, was elected Secretary of the Section, which will ultimately result in her ascension to chair in 2011.

Swain is a frequent writer and speaker on family law issues. Her articles have been published in the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, The Legal Intelligencer and The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer. She also contributes to the Fox Rothschild Pennsylvania Family Law Blog (http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com ), which provides readers with information on and insight into Pennsylvania family law issues such as divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, spousal support, alimony pendente lite and custody.

Swain has also served as an instructor of family law for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Half Moon Production, Gratz College and The People’s Law School. Swain was a speaker at the Federal Court Immigration Ceremony and was the featured speaker on the cable program “Philadelphia Legal View.” She is the 2009 recipient of the White Hat Award from the Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD) for her outstanding volunteer work. In 2008, Swain was named a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. She has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Swain formerly was associated with several area firms, where she represented clients in domestic relations matters, and was a staff attorney at the Philadelphia Bar Association where she provided advice and information on a broad range of legal matters. She received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law and spent a summer studying at the University of Geneva while in law school. She received her B.A. from the University of Delaware.