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Born of Italian parents who first crossed the ocean in 1959 to realize the American dream, a keen respect for the immigrant plight is in my blood.
It is for this reason that after receiving my Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1997, I decided to practice Immigration and Naturalization Law.
Prior to opening my own practice, I represented several multinational IT and telecommunications corporations in their US immigration matters as an Associate with a well known law firm in New York City. Today, I represent a wide variety of clients from all walks of life, from small businesses to educational institutions to entertainers, live-in nannies, families and asylum seekers.
Throughout my career as an immigration attorney, I have traveled extensively to represent clients at US Consulates abroad and have lectured at immigration conferences in both India and the UK.

Most recently, I was invited as a guest speaker on radio station WBAI'S Artsy Fartsy Show at 99.5 FM in New York City where I discussed visa options for artists.
I am a member of the New York State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and am actively devoted to providing my clients with one-on-one, specialized attention to their immigration needs.
I also hold a B.A. in Psychology from New York University (cum laude) and received my Maturita’ in Foreign Languages from the Liceo Linguistico Esedra in Rome, Italy - a city I called home for several years.
I am fluent in English and Italian and conversant in Spanish.
Other passions and interests include traveling and aviation. I am currently pursuing my private pilot's license (PPL) and am an active member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and Woman in Aviation International. 



Languages spoken: Italian, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

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305 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY, 10007


NYCurrently registered 199807/10/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellent Rated AttorneyAvvo2012
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALaw Office of Julia Lamanna2000 - Present
AssociateSachs, Spector, Glasser & Waxman1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2002 - Present
New York State BarN/A1998 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationN/AN/A
Women in Aviation InternationalN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
New York UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Liceo Linguistico Esedra, Rome, ItalyLanguagesMaturita'1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Artsy Fartsy ShowArtist Visa Options2011
Heathrow Airport, London, UKDocument Fraud 101 for airline employees2007
BANGLA 2000Immigration opportunities for small businesses2000