Julia (Greenleaf) Pitney

Attorney Pronouns: she, her, hers

Julia (Greenleaf) Pitney

Attorney Pronouns: she, her, hers

Phone: 207.253.0549 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email: jpitney@dwmlaw.com

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600 Portland, ME 04101-2480

Assistant: Chris Hunter Email: chunter@dwmlaw.com


Julia Pitney represents businesses, employers, and individuals in a wide range of complex litigated matters including construction, commercial contracts, real estate, creditors’ rights, employment, and white-collar criminal defense. Julia regularly appears before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Julia also has substantial experience representing lenders and servicers in all phases of litigation and workouts. Julia devotes herself to developing expertise in her clients’ industries and developing a pragmatic and cost-effective strategy that focuses on achieving results in line with their legal and business objectives.

Julia has been recognized in business litigation, employment litigation, bankruptcy, and creditor-debtor rights by New England Super Lawyers. She was also recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Litigation Banking and Finance, and Litigation Labor and Employment.  She has published numerous works and recently authored the “Obtaining Pretrial Security in Civil Cases” section in “A Practical Guide to Superior Court Practice in Maine (2nd edition, 2022).

A native Mainer, Julia enjoys spending time with her family – especially cycling, skiing, and traveling. Having lived in France for several years, Julia is proficient in French and enjoys speaking it.


University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 2006

Connecticut College, B.A., cum laude, 2000


New England Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy, Creditor Debtor Rights, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation, Rising Star

Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation; Litigation Banking and Finance; Litigation Labor and Employment


Hon. Thomas E. Humphrey & William D. Robitzek, A Practical Guide to Superior Court Practice in Maine (2nd ed. 2022) (Author of “Obtaining Pretrial Security in Civil Cases”).

Co-Author, Involuntary Judgment Creditors Beware: 1st Cir. Peeks Behind State Court Judgment for Bona Fide Dispute, AM. BANKR. INST. J., May 2016, at 30, 61-62.

Christopher E. Pazar, A Practical Guide to Maine Residential Real Estate Transactions and Foreclosure (2nd ed. 2015) (Author of “Foreclosures”)


Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Gignoux Inn of Court

Maine State Bar Association Women’s Law Section