Emily represents employers and higher education institutions in litigation and before state and federal agencies and advises her clients on a wide range of compliance issues.

Get To Know Emily

Emily focuses her practice on management-side labor and employment law and higher education, representing employers and higher education institutions in both state and federal court. She advises clients on the FLSA, discrimination and harassment, FMLA, ADA, employment agreements, and labor relations. As part of the higher education law team, Emily advises colleges and universities on Title IX compliance and represents institutions in Department of Education investigations. Emily’s practice also includes developing customized employment contracts, workplace policies, and employee handbooks.

Emily earned her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law. While in law school, she interned for the Hon. John T. Cook in the 24th Judicial Circuit of Virginia. Following law school, she clerked for the Hon. Robert J. Humphreys on the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

After growing up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Emily moved to Virginia and earned her Bachelor’s and an M.A. in Strategic Communications from Liberty University. Before becoming an attorney, she used her education in organizational communication and communication theory in the commercial insurance sales industry. She is experienced in public speaking and managing client relationships.

Emily lives in the Richmond metro area with her husband, a history teacher, and they diplomatically alternate between historical and legal podcasts on their frequent road trips. Outside of work, she enjoys perusing interior design books and practicing the storied art of DIY home renovation.

Emily is an active participant in the greater Richmond community and in warm months can usually be found on one of the city’s many trails.



Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D.

Liberty University, M.A., with distinction

Liberty University, B.S., cum laude




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