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Julie R. Hess
  • Partner & Director of Operations






Julie R. Hess is a Partner & Director of Operations in the Lexington office of Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, where she concentrates her practice in family law. Her practice includes the representation of individuals involved in some of the most difficult of life's transitions, including divorce, paternity actions, modification of agreements and judgments, custody disputes, prenuptial agreements, enforcement proceedings, and restraining orders.  Ms. Hess also performs appellate work for family law cases and has a record of success either challenging or defending judgments in the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

To serve clients with the utmost quality representation, Ms. Hess draws upon her many years of litigation experience and her training as a conciliator to reach the best possible result for every client. Her analytical approach and hard-earned reputation for integrity and discretion ensures quality results, keeping the client's best interest at the forefront of her practice. Ms. Hess believes that zealous advocacy combines an understanding of the law with a creative use of intellect, negotiation, reasoned decision-making and effective implementation of experts.

Ms. Hess has been honored in 2007-2010 and 2013-2017 by being named a Rising Star in Massachusetts and New England's Super Lawyers Magazine/Boston Magazine, an honor awarded to only 2.5% of young lawyers in Massachusetts.  She has also been appointed as a Discovery Master and Conciliator in Middlesex Probate & Family Courts.

Ms. Hess is admitted to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. Attorney Hess is a member of the American, Massachusetts, Boston, and Essex County Bar Associations. Attorney Hess is a certified conciliator and notary public.




Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire


  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude

Published Works

  • United States and Africa on FGM: Cultural Comparatives, Resolutions, and Rights, ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2004


  • Chair, "Handling Chapter 209A Domestic Violence Cases", MCLE, 2009
  • Panelist, Alimony Reform, MCLE, February 2014
  • Panelist, Trial Preparation & Techniques in Divorce Cases, MCLE, 2014
  • Panelist, GOAL Litigation Conference, New York NY, October 2014
  • Panelist, Alimony Reform, MCLE, October 2014
  • Panelist, Prenuptial Agreements, MyLawCLE, Puerto Rico, 2015
  • Panelist, Alimony Reform, MCLE, November 2015
  • Panelist, Alimony Reform, MCLE, November 2017
  • Panelist, Prenuptial Agreements, MyLawCLE, Washington, DC--live webinar and recording, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star by Massachusetts and New England's Super Lawyers Magazine/Boston Magazine, 2007-2010, 2013-2017
  • Top Women of Law, Boston Magazine, April 2014, April 2018
  • ICFM 100: Leading Female Lawyer by Intercontinental Finance Magazine
  • Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member
  • MARQUIS Who'sWho, Affiliation