A graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, Julia joined FordMurray as an Associate in March 2021. Julia assists clients in a wide variety of immigration matters. Her business immigration practice encompasses EB-1 petitions for scholars, researchers, and artists, and assists employers in navigating immigration compliance, nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options for their employees, and assisting schools with establishing their F-1 student programs. Moreover, she maintains a small practice assisting clients seeking asylum in the United States.
Prior to joining FordMurray, Julia was a student attorney in the Maine Law Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, in which she assisted a client with defensive asylum proceedings through the Boston Immigration Court. She also served as a Staff Attorney at Catholic Charities of Maine, helping both refugee and asylum clients access immigration benefits.
Julia brings empathy and active listening to her practice – attributes that help ensure open communication with clients and finding the best solution for their case. “I am humbled that individuals and clients see me as a partner in their immigration case, and I think that begins with listening to their concerns, their goals for the representation, and from that understanding, creating a solution that fits their specific needs.”
Julia’s words to live by: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin.
- University of Maine Law, J.D., 2020
- Bates College, B.A. Cum Laude, 2015
Bar and Court Admissions
- Maine Supreme Judicial Court