Immigration Attorney

Julianne Opet represents individuals, corporations and families seeking counsel on a wide range of immigration-related matters. Julianne’s immigration approach is multi-faceted, bringing knowledge and experience handling a diversity of complex cases to an integrative practice. Julianne has vast experience representing corporations and individuals seeking counsel on a wide range of employment-based matters with special focus on foreign investors, multi-national managers and executives, and persons who have achieved a high degree of professional success in the arts, sciences, manufacturing, architecture, technology and business. Julianne has also been successful preparing family-based petitions and represented individuals and families in applications for permanent residency and naturalization, VAWA petitions for victims of spousal abuse, removal defense and asylum claims, criminal and non-criminal waivers of inadmissibility, and filing for alternative relief for childhood arrivals and victims of violent crimes under the DACA and U-Nonimmigrant Visa programs. Most recently, Julianne focused her practice on I-924 applications and I-526 petitions as part of the EB-5 visa program. To that end, she has experience evaluating private equity offering documents, business plans, economic reports and other materials on behalf of foreign investors, real estate developers, and approved regional centers for immigration compliance. Prior to entering private practice, Julianne was a student attorney for asylees and refugees at the Villanova Law School C.A.R.E.S. Clinic. She also worked with policy institutes in Washington, D.C., to monitor foreign policy developments in regions of critical interest and provide analytical resources to members of Congress and the U.S. intelligence community. She graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame, and was a Dean Merit Scholar at Villanova Law School. For the last three years, Julianne has proudly served as Co-Chair of the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association Philadelphia Chapter Conference.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court


Villanova University School of Law, 299 N Spring Mill Rd, Villanova, PA 19085
J.D. - Juris Doctor - 2013
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
B.A. - Bachelor of Arts - 2008


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