Janet E. Moon

Janet Moon is Senior Counsel in Bousquet Holstein’s Immigration Practice Group, where she focuses her practice on immigration law.  She offers her clients thorough legal analysis and responsive service, as she helps them navigate various immigration issues.

Janet concentrates her practice in the areas of family-based green card applicationsremoving conditions, citizenship and naturalization; transitioning from a student exchange visitor status to employment; and employment-based petitions and visas, as well as complex admissibility or denial issues, including:

  • Waivers
  • Requests for Evidence
  • Notice of Intent to Deny
  • Notice of Intent to Revoke
  • Denials
  • Change of Status issues related to F-1, M-1, and J-1
  • Employment-based petitions and visas (H-1B, R-1, O-1)
  • Investment or new business related petitions and visas (L-1, E-1, E-2)

Janet helps put a client’s mind at ease by guiding them through each step of their immigration process. She will start by working with you to assess your situation, explain the process that applies to you, and develop a strategy for you. Along the way, Janet is available to answer your questions and advise you on the process.

Prior to joining Bousquet Holstein, Janet teamed up with veteran immigration attorney Diane Chappell-Daly.  Janet took over Diane’s practice of over 20 years, and has continued Diane’s commitment to excellence.

Janet is a native of Connecticut.  She attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, before moving to the Syracuse area where she attended Syracuse University College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Janet and her husband Alan, have embraced Central New York, and made Syracuse their home.  They enjoy playing board games and walking their dog, Sailor.

For immigration information, resources, news, and answers to immigration questions, Janet invites you to visit her website.


  • Janet E. Moon, Cheeky Scientist Visa Course, Transitioning from International Student Visas to US Employment (2016)
  • Janet E. Moon, Cheeky Scientist Visa Course, Understanding OPT & J-1 Visas (2016)
  • Janet E. Moon, Cheeky Scientist Visa Course, Transitioning from F-1 to H-1B (2016)
  • Janet E. Moon, , Cheeky Scientist Visa Course, Understanding Employment Based Visas (2016)
  • Janet E. Moon – Violence, Culture, & HIV/AIDS: Can Domestic Violence Laws Reduce Women’s Risk of HIV Infection?, 35 Syracuse J. Int’l L.& Com. 123 (2007)

Affiliations And Acknoweldgements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of Central New York, Member
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Member
  • William Herbert Johnson Bar Association of Central New York, Member
  • New York state Aced my of Trial Lawyers, Past Member
  • New York State Defenders Association, Inc., Past Member
  • Super Lawyer’s Rising Star, Immigration Law – Syracuse, NY (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 40 Under 40, CNY Business Journal – Syracuse, NY (2016)

Community Involvement

  • Everson Museum of Art, Board of Directors
  • Board Chair, Central New York Civil Liberties Union
  • Volunteer Attorney, Immigration Clinic & Talk to A Lawyer, Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County
  • Past Member, Fundraising Committee, Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County
  • Past Board Member, Peace Action of Central New York
  • Past Volunteer, OnPoint for College
  • President, Actual Innocence Society (2006-2007) – Worked to raise awareness about wrongful conviction and develop a program at Syracuse University College of Law, bringing together students in law, journalism, and social work, to investigate cases and provide post-conviction services out of Syracuse University
  • Volunteer, Downtown Committee  (2010) – Participated in Spring Clean-Up in downtown Syracuse
  • Voter Registration, MoveOn & NARAL  (2004) – Traveled to New Hampshire and Florida to canvass door-to-door to register, educate, and mobilize voters
  • Media Coordinator, Mystic River Watershed Association  (2003) – Organized press conference and kick-off event for Annual River Clean-Up


J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude

  • President, Actual Innocence Society
  • Associate Editor, Journal of International Law and Commerce
  • Member, Environmental Law Trial Team
  • Oralist, Toronto International Law Moot Court Competition

M.A., Syracuse University, Maxwell School, Public Administration
B.A., Smith College, American History


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