Who We Are

Attorneys: Moon Law Office LLC
(Formerly Law Office of Diane R. Chappell-Daly)

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Janet E. Moon, Principal
jmoon@syracuseimmigration.com

Janet E. Moon practices Immigration and Naturalization law exclusively. She has teamed up with veteran practitioner Diane R. Chappell-Daly to form a team of lawyers with over 20 years’ experience practicing Immigration law in central New York and beyond. Janet offers clients responsive service and careful legal analysis and advice.

Janet concentrates her practice in the areas of family based green card applications and issues, citizenship and naturalization, and employment or investment based visas and green card applications. Janet can help put a client’s mind at ease by guiding them through every step of their immigration process, from preparing forms and evaluating evidence to responding to client questions and advising on the process.

Janet is a native of Connecticut and attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She and her husband moved to the Syracuse area when Janet attend Syracuse University College of Law and the Maxwell School. Since then, they have settled in the Central New York region and made it their home where they enjoy playing board games and walking their dog,Sailor.

Diane R. Chappell-Daly, Of Counsel
dcdaly@syracuseimmigration.com

Diane R. Chappell-Daly  has been practicing in the area of immigration law since 1994. For over 20 years she has been helping clients apply for visas and green cards based on family and employment  relationships.  She also helps clients apply for naturalization, and proof of US citizenship. In 2015 she  expanded her practice to include Janet Moon, in what is now the Moon Law Office LLC. She and Janet work together as a team in providing legal services in the area of immigration law to central New York and beyond.

Ms. Chappell-Daly serves as a resource to local refugee, literacy, and faith-based groups. She volunteers at a legal clinic  at Vera House – a local resource for victims of domestic violence – and at immigration clinics sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyers Project and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Upon request, she is available to comment and provide educational presentations on immigration issues.

Watch an interview with Ms. Chappell-Daly on immigration clinics at: Chappell-Daly Interview

Publications:

  • Complex Family Immigration: Naturalization based on Marriage to a U.S Citizen (American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Practice Pointers, 2013)
  • Tips for the Immigration Practice Toolbox (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013)
  • Tips on using AILA Resources (Voices: An Immigration Dialogue, March 2013)
  • Bucknell Magazine, Fall 2014, Q & A on Immigration Law

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Syracuse University, M.S. – Child and Family Studies
  • Bucknell University, B.S. – Education

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Onondaga County Bar Association, Director (2009 to 2010)
  • Member, Central New York Women’s Bar Association, Chair, Pro Bono Committee (1996 to 2006)

Awards

  • Michael Maggio Award for Pro Bono Work from the American Immigration Lawyers Association June  2014
  • Michael F. Dillon Law Guardian Award by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of NYS 2005
  • Hanna S. Cohn Pro Bono Award for Community Service by the NYS Women’s Bar Association 2005
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Administrative Law
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society

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Jakia S. Durham, Office Manager

Jakia S. Durham joined the Moon Law Office LLC, in November 2015 as an Office Manager.  Ms. Durham is a Native of Syracuse and grew up in Washington DC. She is an On Point for College and Say Yes to Education Scholar. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree at Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences.

Prior to working at Moon Law Office, Jakia worked as a case manager for social security cases in the pre-trial term and has also worked as a control center specialist, processing burglary, fire and medical alarms.  Jakia brings a solid foundation in customer service to our team.