Emily grew up in Peachtree City, Georgia. Emily attended The University of Georgia (“UGA”), graduating in 2014 with degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. During her time at college, Emily was a victim of domestic violence. Her experience sparked her interest in law. Before graduation, Emily interned as a Victim’s Advocate at Promise Place in Fayetteville, Georgia and Project Safe in Athens, Georgia.

After graduating from the UGA, she went on to work as a Foster Care Case Manager with the Division of Family and Children Services. Emily then decided to attend Mercer Law to pursue her Juris Doctor. While at Mercer, Emily served as a class representative for The Association of Women Law Students and president of the Fellowship of Adolescent Mentors.

Emily’s time as a case manager led to her working as an Associate SAAG for the Division of Family and Children Services after graduating from Mercer Law in 2019. Emily served as an Associate SAAG for two years, serving Fayette, Pike, Upson, Spalding, and Henry counties. Emily also dabbled in misdemeanor criminal defense, giving her experience with jury trials.

Emily’s experiences serving as a victim’s advocate, case manager, and Associate SAAG give her a unique perspective in cases involving domestic violence and custody matters. Emily prides herself on forming strong relationships with her clients. Emily also serves as a Guardian ad Litem.

Emily is a graduate of the 2023 Young Lawyer’s Division Leadership Academy class and currently serves as a representative for the Northern District. Emily was recently selected as a member of the 2024 Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Leadership Academy.

When she is not working, Emily enjoys cooking, going to Fetch Park with her dog, and spending time outdoors with friends.