Mediator's Profile


Julie Ernst

Business Name: Law Office of Julie Ernst-Fortin, PC

Since 1994, Julie Ernst has helped thousands of attorneys and individuals resolve the toughest and most emotional family law cases. If your case should settle but has been challenging to bring to resolution, or you’ve been ordered to mediate and have little hope, schedule it with Julie Ernst. You’ll find her no-nonsense, been-there style, along with three decades’ experience litigating and mediating refreshing and efficient. An expert at issue-spotting, getting to the parties’ underlying concerns, and coming up with solutions that work, she helps parties get unstuck and move into the future.

Julie is licensed in Georgia, Virginia and the United States District Court. She’s personally filed thousands of flat fee uncontested divorces in Georgia. With physical offices in Peachtree Corners (near Johns Creek and Norcross) in Gwinnett County, and Atlanta in Fulton County, she also maintains a virtual office serving counties throughout all of Georgia. Clients love the ability to get advice and services without taking time off from work and family commitments.

Registered Mediator & Arbitrator

Registered with Georgia’s Office of Dispute Resolution since 1999, Julie Ernst has mediated thousands of cases in courts, privately and online. Due to over 500 hours of advanced training, she’s approved by the State of Georgia to mediate the following cases:

  • Civil
  • Domestic relations
  • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile
  • Child deprivation

As a litigation attorney, she’s counseled clients through countless successful mediations. She mediates court-referred cases in Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton and Gwinnett Counties, as well as counties in the Sixth (Upson, Pike, Spalding, Monroe, Lamar, Henry, Fayette and Butts Counties), Seventh (Walker, Polk, Paulding, Haralson, Gordon, Floyd, Douglas, Dade, Chattooga, Catoosa and Bartow Counties), Ninth (White, Union, Towns, Stephens, Rabun, Pickens, Lumpking, Hall, Habersham, Gilmer, Forsyth, Fannin, Dawson and Cherokee Counties) and Tenth (Walton, Richmond, Oglethorpe, Oconee, Madison, Hart, Franklin, Elbert, Clarke, Columbia and Burke Counties) Districts of Georgia.

She mediates privately with traditional and same-sex couples wanting to file an uncontested divorce. As a registered arbitrator, she settles disputes arising out of mediated agreements and division of personal property in divorce actions.

Certified Legal & Divorce Coach

Certified Coach Julie Ernst helps divorce and mediation clients see possibilities where none seem to exist. By shifting mindset, desired results can be broken into actionable steps. We help clients navigate through difficult times before, during and after divorce so they can create the life they imagine. If you find yourself stuck in a negative situation due to an impending divorce or having survived one, we’re here to help you get on track.


  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Miami University, B.A., 1989

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