All divorces have the potential to be contentious. It’s your attorney’s job to be able to manage the conflict, so the parties can focus on making rational and reasonable decisions to move forward. At Julie Mack and Associates, we have a profound gift to stay neutral in these situations, to see all perspectives and to make the connections others just can’t see.
Meet Our Attorneys
Julie Mack & Associates has a full team to meet your needs. We have two attorneys with a variety of litigation, collaborative and mediation experience totaling nearly 35 years.
Julie's Approach & Philosophy
Julie has spent over twenty years building the unique skills necessary to guide her clients through the maze of divorce in a way that allows them to unravel conflict and focus on building a new life. She knows that every case is unique and she is a master at crafting case plans that are tailored to your individual needs instead of just following how things are traditionally done.
Julie’s approach is to leverage her profound gift to stay neutral, to see all the pieces of your divorce puzzle and make the connections others just cannot see. She works to guide you in unraveling your conflict and generating options, so you can visualize new, very freeing possibilities for yourself.
Julie believes that all divorces have the potential to be contentious. It is the attorney’s job to be able to manage the conflict and reduce it so the parties are able to make rational and reasonable decisions to move forward. She does not take on your emotion, so she can see a full 360 degrees of all the intricacies in the connections and the potential to open up more options for you.
As a former social services worker, Julie appreciates clients’ needs for solid communication, strong advocacy, emotional support and efficient case management. All driving principles of her approach and team work ethics.
Experience, Qualifications & Recognitions
Julie has a unique ability to recognize what pieces need to be woven together and how to weave them to get a good resolution for all involved. That comes from over 20 years of exclusive family law experience working on more than 1,800 client cases and matters. She especially enjoys working with complex financial, business and property issues.
In 2010, Julie was certified as a Family Law Legal Specialist (CLS-F*) by The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Her path has included graduating Magna Cum Laude from California Western School of Law in 1996 and joining the firm in 1997 as an associate attorney, becoming partner in 2006. Among her academic achievements, Ms. Mack received several American Jurisprudence Awards in law school and is a published writer.
Julie is a member of the San Diego Family Law Bar Association, North County Bar Association, San Diego Collaborative Practice Group, North County Family Law Specialist Group, San Diego Super Lawyers from 2011-2019, and Southern California Super Lawyers in 2014. She was awarded as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys by the San Diego Daily Transcript. In addition, Julie was awarded as the Best of North County Family Law Attorney in the 2018 North Coast Reader’s poll.
Giving Back to Community
This altruistic spirit is also evident in Julie, who has volunteered at the YWCA legal clinic and Legal Aid during her years in law school where she gained valuable experience working with domestic violence victims. Mack combines her background in social work with her career as a family lawyer. “I have the best of both worlds here,” says Mack. “I get to work on a one-on-one basis with my clients, so I actually see my work pay off with tangible results.”
Michelle Carlisle Hollimon
Michelle's Approach & Philosophy
Michelle understands that every client’s situation is unique and as such, she tailors her approach to each case to meet the specific needs of the client. She prides herself on being a tireless advocate for her clients from beginning to end. Additionally, Michelle has spent significant time volunteering both in and out of the legal community.
Experience, Qualifications & Recognitions
Having begun her legal career in 2001, Michelle Carlisle Hollimon is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive experience in family law. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1998. She then attended California Western School of Law in where she graduated in the top 25% of her class in 2000.
Meet Our Legal Support Staff
We also have three dedicated, efficient and caring paralegals whose combined family law experience exceeds 40 years. These exemplary paralegals, combined with our office administrator, are here to assist with your case. We work as team to make sure you have the best representation possible through the entire process.
Jodie DelimitrosSr. Paralegal
Sarah MullenOffice Administrator
Behind every great attorney is an efficient and knowledgeable paralegal. For Lead Counsel, Julie Mack, that senior paralegal is Jodie Delimitros. Jodie graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1988 and obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego in 1989 and has been working in Family Law ever since.
In addition to her expertise in paralegal duties, Jodie is the first point of contact to a person looking for counsel. She works to give you more than a rehearsed script of procedures and costs, but to listen to your unique circumstances with a kind ear. Jodie understands that the first call to a family law attorney is a difficult one and there are no right or wrong ways to act or questions to ask. If we cannot help with your case or you don’t feel we are the right fit, Jodie will make sure to refer you to someone who can help.
Alex has extensive experience in family law. She began her legal career in 2002, and earned her ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego in 2006. Over the years, she has gained valuable insight into all aspects of family law. Alex is also bilingual (Spanish).
Alex enjoys working closely with clients in a variety of emotional situations where she remains calm and supportive as she helps them through the steps they need to take for their case. Alex is also bilingual, so language is not a barrier to people she can connect with. In her spare time, Alex likes to read, take long walks, cook, and spend time with her friends and family.
Rhianna Wassell has over a decade of experience in office management, critical administrative support, customer engagement and account management, as well as extensive expertise in ancillary areas. She is very seasoned in organizing, coordinating and keeping things moving through efficiency and effectiveness.
Rhianna is a paralegal and a key resource of the legal team bringing a vibrant, can-do positive attitude in support of Julie, Kristen, and Michelle on client matters. She is a North County native who grew up at the beach. She enjoys surfing, hiking, and all the excitement, pleasure and frustration of being a mom to a precocious 6-year-old.
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Sarah has over ten years of administrative support and customer service experience. She graduated Cum Laude from Portland State University where she learned the importance of honest communication, attention to detail, and compassion for others. Sarah has worked in administrative and client focused positions in diverse settings which gives her the ability to connect with people in all walks of life and in complex situations. Her combination of professional, educational and life experience have taught her the skills needed to help the office run successfully so the team at Julie Mack & Associates have time to focus on your case and your situation.