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Posted by Stefania, a Immigration client, Flag
It has been great working with Julia.
She is extremely professional and friendly, she explained everything thoroughly and made the whole process very easy and smooth. She has always been promptly available to discuss various matters that came along and made the communication very easy.
I would strongly recommend her.
Posted by ishac, a Immigration client, Flag
It has been great to work with Julia for my O-1 visa. Fast, responsive, she has been always available to answer my questions. Very interested in knowing my case and my work, I felt she was crafting every detail of my application. I would not hesitate to recommend her to everyone interested in getting an O-1, and I'm sure her professionalism extends to any immigration services.
Posted by Beatriz, a Immigration client, Flag
Julia is an exceptional lawyer and person. We got along super well and my visa was successfully approved. Thanks Julia!
Posted by Miki, a Immigration client, Flag
I met Julia in 2006 and since then she has been my trustful lawyer for all of my cases. Thank to her, I have been able (and I currently am) to live here in the United States on a legal status. She definitely made my dream come true. New York, as an artist, is the best place to be, and I am still thankful for all her work, perseverance, patience, determination and attention to details. She's great. I have been approved for three requests of immigration. I never had the curiosity to look for other lawyers, because with Julia, you really feel that you are in good hands. I also suggested her to many of my friends and all of them have been confirming what I have experienced. Highly recommended!
Posted by Giulia, a Immigration client, Flag
Julia Lamanna attended to my J1 visa's papers. Her work has been scrupulous and precise, always giving me the impression of a really competent lawyer and a friendly person. She is always able to explain and make easier even the hardest part of some bureaucratic passages. I really appreciated her careful way of working and her interest in knowing who the client is and what he think could be the best way to approach the procedure.
Posted by Chiara, a Immigration client, Flag
I met Julia one year ago through a friend of mine who was her client at that time. What impressed me right away was that my friend not only easily obtained the Visa she was applying for, but she also had an amazing experience at a human levelâ€¦which is not easy to find in a professional figure such as an attorney.
The first time I spoke to Julia I was still in a professional relationship with another law office, an unqualified (yet very famous) firm that with its unprofessional behavior was jeopardizing my chance to obtain a Visa.
When I decided to close the previous relationship and use Julia's help to obtain my Visa I suddenly realized the difference between working with a big firm where your case is seen only by some para legal kid without experience and focus, and working with a "custom tailor" like law shop where the lawyer is focused on your case.
Julia listened to all my story, she studied my case thoroughly, than promptly helped me in so many ways that... I donâ€™t have enough words to describe them all.
When I met her I was feeling really discouraged and hopeless, and Julia proved me to be not only a very skilled, knowledgeable and prepared attorney, she also was a wise and sensible advisor for me. And that gave me the strength to hold on and to persuit my dream.
Something that has been very important for me was her way to propose possible solutions giving constant hints how to overcame the difficulties that always arise in the Visa process.
She was constantly available to answer my questions and reassure my concerns, and she patiently presented me all the options, always explaining all the processes, documents, protocols, making them very easy for me to understand and apply.
Her attention to details, her being so precise and sharp in every little aspect of the Visa procedures allowed the process itself to be very smooth and fast.
I will never thank her enough for giving me all the help I needed.
I Highly recommend Ms. Lamanna for any immigration related issues, she isâ€¦ simply the best.
Posted by Alessandra, a Immigration client, Flag
Julia has been fantastic in solving my immigration issues, back in 2002. She presented us with very reasonable prices, 100% availability and the fact that she is bilingual English-Italian was a huge thing for me (I'm Italian as well). She is very prepared, very concerned and works very hard to give you the best service and the most help she can provide. As a result, I am a USA resident because of her advice and precious help. Grazie Julia!
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
I cannot recommend Julia highly enough for her skill, dedication and extraordinary attention to detail. She successfully assisted with a specialist I-140 visa on my behalf within a very short time frame and made what was a daunting task, less so. I would use her services again without hesitation, especially as she came recommended to me in the first instance...a recommendation that I am extremely grateful for. More than anything, Julia is an extremely personable lawyer and working with her is a pure joy. She leaves no stone unturned!
Posted by Katya, a Immigration client, Flag
Julia is knowledgeable and has a great skill seeing the bigger picture and getting to the desired goal through small steps, that are manageable; while being very detail oriented and ensuring all documents are in order. I highly recommend Julia for any immigration related issues.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Julia recently took control of a complicated situation I was in regarding my personal attempt to amend my working visa. At our initial meeting she explained clearly my position and offered immediate advice. I had no hesitation in engaging Julia to assist in resolving my problem, which resulted in me applying for a new visa abroad. She was extremely thorough in preparing a new application, willingly discussed any concerns I had, presented me my options and their consequences, whilst offering advice throughout the process.
I was successful in receiving a new visa . The documents Julia prepared on behalf of my employer were extremely well written and presented - adequately demonstrating that I met the criteria for the E3 visa.
In addition, she also made me aware that i was being underpaid - and assisted in me receiving another $8000 per annum from my employer - this was well beyond her call of duty and for this i am extremely grateful.
I highly recommend Julia Lamanna. I was in a stressful situation without understanding how complex immigration law is. In the future I will without doubt call on Julia for any further immigration issues.
Posted by Carmela, a Immigration client, Flag
My experience with Julia was excellent! After the amazing work she has done, there is no other lawyer that I recommend to all the people that I know in NYC.
She helped me for the request of my 2nd (O-1) Artist Visa, after a really bad experience with the follow up of my previous lawyer.
She showed excellent professionalism and trustworthy methodology for my Visa Process and with a pleasant team work we obtained the approval notice in only 3 months!
She was always prompt on keeping me posted on every news and our "email interaction" has been without a doubt CLEAR AND STRAIGHT TO THE POINT.
I LOVE HER PRECISION ON DETAILS.
A SHARP ATTORNEY THAT LOVES WHAT SHE IS DOING!
Posted by Ravi, a Immigration client, Flag
Julia has been working on my wife's adjustment of status immigration case for the last 1.5 years, until we were recently approved. Julia is an extremely diligent worker and was always well prepared in the times that we met, which made us feel very comfortable with her.
Julia is also a very good communicator, always keeping us abreast of the materials we would need in order to be successful in our case and what to expect when our interview would transpire. She is very accessible via phone and email, which made us feel good that we could always get a hold of her if we had any questions.
In our most cruicial time, during our interview, we had a difficult time with the interviewing officer, but Julia maintained her composure and handled herself VERY WELL under pressure.
Posted by beatrice, a Immigration client, Flag
I met Julia three years ago. I really wanted to get the O1 visa to come to New York for two/three years, as an artist. I've just got it! She is wonderful. She is a great lawyer because she goes into your case in a deep way, trying to help you, supporting you and expaining you everything. She is very punctual, patient and reliable. She always tells you problems and solutions in a very clear way. Nowaday she knows my case and my person as well. As an artist, she knows my work too, my evolution, exhibition by exhibition. She believes in my talent and in my path and, i guess, that's pretty rare.
Posted by Corina, a Immigration client, Flag
I have worked with Julia on my green card and it's been overall a very smooth, stress free process. She is very responsive and patient with my questions and concerns. She sees your case as being unique and not just a one more file to file in.
Julia is very attentive to details, smart and thorough. I'm very glad I worked with her.
Posted by Giuli Cordara, a Immigration client, Flag
Working with Julia was a very nice experience , she is very passionate and precise attorney , i must say was my best experience ! She speak fluently both languages and this is very helpful, she is very competent and a very nice person .
Posted by Martin, a Immigration client, Flag
As the Human Resources Director for a multi-national corporation, I have always relied on large law firms for our immigration needs. Two years ago, after experiencing a denial based on an apparently overlooked technicality, I reluctantly decided to take my colleague's recommendation & called Ms. Lamanna . Not only did she rectify the issue, she won my hard-to-earn confidence. I have been relying on her ever since for all of
our immigration needs with absolutely no regrets.
I have been in this position for over seventeen years and have had the opportunity to work with many attorneys in a wide variety of matters. Rarely do I find one as personable, professional, attentive, & thorough as Ms. Lamanna. I am never disappointed with her advice, her follow-through, her patience and her willingness to help me interact effectively with our employees when needed. It’s almost as if she is part of our staff.
I highly recommend Ms. Lamanna for any company with immigration needs. I am
certain you will be as impressed as I am.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
I made 5 visas here in the United States and I'm going for the 6th one. This is the third time I am making a visa with Miss Lamanna, I have an O-1 status as extraordinary ability and without her help I would not ever get this visa!! Her work is outstanding!
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Julia did an amazing job on my case.She worked so hard and i had no doubt that her effort would have make a great success. My visa was had a hard process collecting all my letters of support.And despite the dark times we went through because of this, she always kept her attitude positive and focused on the goal.She encouraged me so many times even when I though i couldn't make it.She went through all my documents, revising them and making sure everything was 100% correct, before filing my case.She come up with so many excellent suggestions that made my case a very successful one.I am thankful to her because I am finally in a legal status, and most of my worries are gone.My visa was approved even before then what we were expecting! No extra questions were made by the immigration, none of the document was revised or sent back.I think her talent as a lawyer is represented by her patience and understanding as well as being extremely professional, focused, hard working and brilliant.