Full Name: Julie Marie Cillo
Employer and Position: Hall and Hall, Domestic Relations Attorney
College: Dartmouth College
Law School: American University's Washington College of Law
Years in Practice: Seventeen years doing family law. I did some transactional and other work briefly before that, but decided that family law was more fulfilling and pursued that area when we moved to Richmond.
Hobbies and Interests: Watching my daughter play volleyball; someday getting back to playing trumpet in a community orchestra.
Favorite Movie: Dead Poet's Society
Favorite Book: The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
Favorite Pro and College Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers; JMU Women's Volleyball
One Thing You Might Not Know About Me: I would love to travel to Scotland someday.
Best Thing About Practicing Law in Henrico: Being able to contribute to the community in which I live by helping families in crisis/life changing situations and seeing the results on a regular basis whether at school functions, at community events, or just the grocery store. (Of course, it goes without saying that we have great practitioners and judges in Henrico, too.)
Funniest Experience as an Attorney: I call it most embarrassing moment as an attorney. When practicing in Pittsburgh, our office was close enough to the court to be able to walk. I'm heading to a nasty custody trial, ready to do battle with litigation materials in tow, game face on, and walking with purpose. Next thing I know I miss the curb, do a face plant on the sidewalk, and litigation materials scatter everywhere. Thankfully, all the attorneys gracefully avoided eye contact with me so we could all pretend it didn't just happen. (By the way, I won.)
Advice to Young Attorneys: Build a network of mentors and don't be afraid to call on them with questions about practice and life.
Full Name: Paul C. Galanides
Employer and Position: Law Office of Paul C. Galanides, P.C.
College: Washington & Lee University, 1990
Law School: University of Kentucky, 1995
Years in Practice: 19
Hobbies and Interests: I play guitar and sing with some local groups that perform around the Richmond area.
Favorite Movie: Caddyshack
Favorite Book: Treasure Island, Robert L. Stevenson
Favorite Pro and College Sports Team: Washington Redskins & Kentucky Wildcats
One Thing You Might Not Know About Me: I tried my first death penalty case in 1997.
Best Thing About Practicing Law in Henrico: The integrity of the Henrico police.
Funniest Experience as an Attorney: Listening to my brandishing victim explain to the jury how he could not leave the scene because, despite his huffing and puffing, he could not blow enough air into his ignition interlock.
Advice to Young Attorneys: Henrico is a familial environment. Be nice!