Emily’s insurance defense practice focuses in the area of workers’ compensation.  She is dedicated to serving clients and solving problems at every stage of the legal process.  “I decided to become an attorney because I truly love to learn and wanted a career that would challenge me to solve new problems and come up with creative solutions every day,” she said.

In law school, Emily received the Book Award in her Workers’ Compensation course; the National Association of Women Lawyers Award and a Memorial Scholarship from the Wake County Bar Association.  She also served as the Student Bar Association President and received the Student Bar Association Service Award in 2015.  Emily has very strong ties to the Raleigh area and it is important to her to be able to serve her community.  “Receiving my undergraduate degree from an all-women’s college has instilled in me a desire to serve as a role model for younger women hoping to become leaders in their community,” she said.

While practicing law satisfies Emily’s passion for organization, knowledge, and critical thinking, she also loves to be creative.  Emily enjoys DIY projects, decorating for any and every holiday, and making homemade gifts.  She is also a talented artist with a focus on watercolor illustrations of families, couples, wedding venues, and houses.  In the quiet moments, Emily loves to curl up with a good science fiction novel and her two French bulldogs, Hamlet and Napoleon.

Experience and Involvement


  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District