Julia Swain Granted Fellowship in The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

May 23, 2013 – Press Releases

Julia Swain, partner in the family law practice of Fox Rothschild LLP, was granted fellowship in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

AAML fellows are recognized as preeminent family law practitioners who demonstrate the highest level of knowledge, skill and integrity.

The Academy's mission is to "provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law." The AAML is comprised of 1,600 Fellows nationwide – but only 70 in Pennsylvania. The rigorous application process includes both a national and state exam, an interview by the 11-member Board of Examiners and a written application with references from multiple lawyers and judges endorsing the candidate.

Swain is a frequent writer and speaker on family law issues and serves as Associate Editor for the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, the monthly newspaper of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She recently sat down for an interview segment with CBS Philly to discuss common divorce myths and also presented a national webinar on prenuptial agreements for later-in-life marriages.

In her practice, Swain represents clients in all aspects of family law including 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 the 2013 co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Committee and served as the 2011 chair of the Association’s Family Law Section. She was a recipient of the Pro Bono Roll of Honor award from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, recognizing her exemplary pro bono work, from 2007 to 2011. In 2009, she received the White Hat Award from the Legal Clinic for the Disabled for her outstanding volunteer work.

Julia earned her B.A. from the University of Delaware in 1991 and her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1995.