Emily’s path to our Public Schools and Education department began when she was an under-grad. Originally, her goal was to become a teacher, but after graduation, two years with the United Way started to change her thinking. She always knew she wanted to make a difference and have a tangible impact on others. Her United Way responsibilities in public policy – focused on education, healthcare, and financial stability – helped her see that being an attorney would afford her the best opportunity to provide assistance with meaningful advice and support. Education touches everyone’s lives, and she is thrilled to have this important role in an area of law involving this critical and fundamental part of the human experience.
Emily represents school boards and advises them on all aspects of the law affecting public schools. She gives her clients the highest level of service and attention to detail as she advocates for their best interests.
In her most recent past position, she provided legal representation and guidance to public school districts throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania in special education and various other education law matters. She is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, she currently resides in Cherry Hill with her beloved dog, Corby. She loves to travel whenever possible and enjoys spending time with her family.
Honors & Awards
- Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service, 2018
- Girl Scout Gold Award, 2008
- Burlington County Bar Association, Member
- Notre Dame Club of Philadelphia, Member
News & Speaking Engagements
- This is Going to Cost Money: Chapter 44 and Compensatory EducationMay 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- November 2, 2020
- Delaware Superior Court with the Honorable William C. Carpenter, Jr.
- Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D., 2018
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2013
- State of New Jersey, 2019
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2018