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Julianne Cassin Sharp





University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.

Western Michigan University, Carl and Winifred Lee Honors College, B.A., Political Science and Spanish

La Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Quéretaro, Mexico, studies in Mexican History and Culture and Spanish Language

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals 

  • 6th Circuit

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan


Julianne Cassin Sharp leads Miller Canfield's Immigration practice team. She has represented companies and individuals in the areas of business-based and family-based immigration law for more than 20 years. 

Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to immigrant petitions, nonimmigrant petitions, foreign labor certification, adjustment of status applications, waivers, naturalization, consular processing, and advising companies on corporate compliance audits and risk assessment, including Department of Homeland Security I-9 audits and Department of Justice investigations. She advises and counsels large, multinational Fortune 500 clients, start-up companies, and small business owners across numerous industries.

Julianne has represented clients in the U.S. Immigration Court and before all branches of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Bilingual in English and Spanish, Julianne has also lived in several different parts of the world, including during her study abroad in College at La Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México, and later as a summer associate during law school with the international law firm of O'Connor Berman Dotts and Banes in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Julianne has been recognized by Chambers USA as a "Band 1" lawyer for Immigration, as well as in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Lawyers in America" and dBusiness' "Top Lawyers." She is also a member of and nationally recognized frequent speaker for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. 


Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Immigration (Band 1), 2021-present

Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law, 2014-present; 2022 Detroit Immigration Lawyer of the Year

State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-present

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyer, Immigration, 2020-present

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Women in the Law, 2017

Western Michigan University Alumni Achievement Award - Department of Spanish, 2007

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan, Member

Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - Treasurer of AILA Michigan Chapter Executive Committee; Past Member of AILA National Bylaws Committee; Past Chair of AILA New Members Division; Past Member of AILA Board of Governors, Past Member of AILA Annual Conference Committee

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Past Immigration Law Section Chair

Detroit Regional Chamber's Leadership Detroit, Class XLII


"Immigration Strategies and Updates," Miller Canfield 2024 HR Spring Training

"2023 New I-9 Compliance and What It Means for Michigan Employers," Michigan Chamber of Commerce webinar, Sept. 19, 2023

"Immigration: Recruitment and Hiring an International Workforce - Are You Compliant?", Miller Canfield 2023 HR Spring Training

"COVID-19 Town Hall: Immigration Planning For 2020 And Beyond With Miller Canfield," Detroit Regional Chamber webinar, Nov. 19, 2020

"Immigration Strategies and Updates," Michigan Chamber of Commerce webinar, Oct. 15, 2020

"Delays, denials for visa petitions put businesses in a bind," Crain's Detroit Business, March 3, 2019