• Adjunct Professor, College Of Law - Dean


Leonor Perretta is the senior/managing attorney at Perretta Law Office a small law firm that focuses exclusively on immigration law. She received her Juris Doctor in 1996 from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and has been practicing immigration law since that date. She completed a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Utah. Ms. Perretta is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served for several years in various capacities on the executive committee.  She is currently the AILA liaison to the immigration court. She is a member of the Utah State Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 9th and 10th Circuits and the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah but most of her practice is before the U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals as well as the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.  Ms. Perretta has presented and lectured at numerous immigration law seminars & conferences. She has also partnered with various agencies to provide pro bono legal services including setting up and coordinating the Pro Bono Detainee Program in Immigration Court (2007-2015); assisting Holy Cross Ministries to develop a pro bono asylum program to train & mentor attorneys representing asylum seekers (2015-17); volunteering at the Community Legal Clinic with the S.J. Quinney College of Law (2012-present), and; presenting at “Know Your Rights” and DACA clinics in the community.  She has served on various boards including the Utah Bar Foundation, Immigrant Legal Services and the ACLU. In 2016, she received the Utah Minority Bar Association- “Distinguished Lawyer of the Year” award and in 2017, the “Outstanding Mentor” award from the Utah State Bar.