Juliana M. Petito
Juliana M. Petito graduated from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., earning a Bachelor of Arts in the Honors English Program with a concentration in Shakespearean Literature and a double minor in History and Theology. She participated in the Junior Year Abroad program studying at St. Andrews University, Scotland. During Law School, she was a research assistant for International Law Professor Elizabeth Zoller researching the U.S. Political Question Doctrine for presentation to a European audience. She also worked as a law clerk for Parker, McCay and Criscuolo, assisting in insurance defense litigation and municipal matters.
Juliana graduated Rutgers University Law School in Camden in 1990. She then joined Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin. LLC and practiced defense litigation in personal injury, professional malpractice and complex, multi-party products liability litigation. Later, Juliana prepared and argued cases before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the Appellate Court of Pennsylvania. She also argued before the Federal Third Circuit Court in the published decision of Mark v. Hatboro, 51 F.3rd 1137 (3rd Cir. 1995), a case involving insurance coverage issues and the liability of municipal entities. In 2000, Juliana joined the Philadelphia firm of Peruto & Peruto practicing civil litigation including estates, plaintiff’s personal injury, corporate transactional law and commercial litigation before the Philadelphia Trial Court and Philadelphia Commerce Court.
In 2007, Juliana joined DuBois, Hamilton and Weissman, litigating cases in Philadelphia and New Jersey arising from personal injury, real estate transactions, commercial law and estate disputes. Located in the firm’s Cherry Hill offices, she prepares end-of-life documents including wills, trusts, powers of attorneys and advanced medical directives. Juliana also works with families to develop estate plans to help meet the needs of the elderly and preserve assets.
Active in support of children with special needs, Juliana is a founder of SPEAK – Voorhees Township’s first Parent-Faculty Organization for families with special needs children. She currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of SPEAK, which was awarded a 2010 Community Service Award by the Camden County Board of Freeholders. She is also a founder of the regional special needs arts program SPEAKArts and serves as its production coordinator and director.
Juliana is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition, she is admitted to argue before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the United States District Court, District of New Jersey and the United States Courts of Appeal, Third Circuit.