Juliana Carter


Tel 215.864.8112
Fax 215.864.8999

Juliana Carter is a tenacious advocate in Ballard Spahr's Litigation Department. Juliana defends financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and individuals against fraud-based tort claims, personal injury actions, contract disputes, and other complex commercial matters in federal and state court. Juliana routinely develops case strategy and analysis, takes depositions, drafts pleadings and motions, and manages e-Discovery and document production.

Juliana also maintains an active white collar and internal investigations practice, providing clients with advice regarding state and federal government enforcement actions, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) litigation, and compliance.

In law school, Juliana completed clinical internships with the Philadelphia District Attorney's trial division, the Education Law Center, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). With the District Attorney's office, Juliana prosecuted several misdemeanor drug and theft cases at the preliminary hearing phase. With SEPTA, Juliana arbitrated three slip-and-fall cases and obtained favorable outcomes in each, including a complete defense verdict. Juliana also served as a court-appointed mediator in the Philadelphia Municipal Court, facilitating settlement of small-claims and landlord-tenant disputes between pro se parties.

Juliana is a member of Ballard Spahr's Recruitment and Hiring Committee. She also sings in the firm’s rock cover band, Ballard Spahr Galactica. Outside of the office, Juliana teaches vinyasa-style yoga, tends to her garden, and hikes the local trails.

Pro Bono Experience

Juliana maintains a robust pro bono practice. She volunteers for the Homeless Advocacy Project, Philadelphia VIP, and PILCOP. Juliana's work on behalf of children underscores her passion for public service. In law school, Juliana advocated on behalf of Philadelphia public school children in their school discipline hearings, often persuading the school not to impose exclusionary punishment. Now, Juliana represents children in Philadelphia's dependency court as a volunteer attorney with the Support Center for Child Advocates. Juliana has been so inspired by the Support Center's work that she has joined the organization's Young Friends committee.

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. Paul S. Diamond, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Board Memberships

Member, FringeArts


Co-author, "Money Laundering Watch: 2019 Year in Review," Ballard Spahr alert, January 8, 2020

Co-author, "Money Laundering Watch: 2018 Year in Review," Ballard Spahr alert, January 2, 2019

Co-author, "Money Laundering Watch: 2017 Year in Review," Ballard Spahr alert, December 12, 2017

Comment, "Reimagining Pennsylvania School Discipline Law," Temple Law Review

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2016, magna cum laude)
Temple Law Review, Staff Editor
Order of the Coif
Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society, Fellow

Dickinson College (B.A., 2013)
Alpha Lambda Delta honor society