Emily joined the firm as part of the litigation department and works in a variety of the firm’s practice groups. Her specialties include complex litigation and constitutional law. She represents clients (both individuals and businesses) in all areas of litigation. She is originally from Valdosta and graduated from Valdosta High School.
Emily attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta on a full scholarship. At Oglethorpe, she was named a James Edward Oglethorpe Scholar and was selected for an internship with Governor Perdue. After graduating cum laude, she went on to attend the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University on the Mercer Lawyer Scholarship where she was selected to be an editor on Mercer’s Moot Court Board. At Mercer, she graduated cum laude and was awarded the Ruth T. West Award for Leadership and Advocacy.
Emily has been awarded two national titles for her advocacy skills: Best Oralist at the 2010 Charleston National Constitutional Law Competition and Top 5 Oralist at Emory University's 2009 National Civil Rights Competition.
In her free time, Emily serves on the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Council as Vice-Chair for Health Care and on MetroOne Young Professionals’ Advocacy Committee. She is this year's Attorney Coach for Valwood School's Mock Trial Team.
Emily is admitted to practice in Georgia’s Superior and State Courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia.
Licensed since 2010
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In the several years I've known Emily, she has proven herself to be an outstanding attorney who is truly passionate in representing her clients. Emily is detail-oriented and has been successful everywhere she has been. In addition to the practice of law, Emily is also an involved member of her community and has put her talents and skills to good use to help those around her.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2010||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Class Member, 2013||Leadership Lowndes||2013|
|2012 Young Professional of the Year||Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce||2012|
|Ruth T. West Award of Leadership and Advocacy||Mercer School of Law||2010|
|Best Oralist, National Constitutional Moot Court Competition||Charleston School of Law||2010|
|Awarded Membership||National Order of Barristers||2010|
|Top 5 National Civil Rights and Liberties Oralist||Emory School of Law||2009|
|Mercer Lawyer Honor Designation||Mercer School of Law||2007|
|James Edward Oglethorpe Scholar||Oglethorpe University||2003|
|Attorney||Coleman Talley LLP||2010 - Present|
|Intern to Judge Lamar Sizemore||Bibb County Superior Court||2009 - 2010|
|Research Assistant||Mercer School of Law||2008 - 2009|
|Clerk||Coleman Talley LLP||2007 - 2010|
|Intern for Governor Sunny Perdue||Georgia Merit System||2006 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Leadership Lowndes||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce Government Advocacy Committee||Vice-Chair for Health Care||2012 - Present|
|Wiregrass Gathering of the Eagles Committee||Committee Member||2012 - 2013|
|Georgia Department of Labor South Georgia Employer Committee||Vice Chair of Executive Board||2012 - Present|
|MetroOne Young Professionals, Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce||Chair of Community Involvment and Networking||2012 - Present|
|Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful||Board Member||2012 - 2013|
|National Order of Barristers||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Albany/ Valdosta CEO||Common Misconceptions About Salaried Employees: Who is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act?||2012|
|Valdosta CEO||How to Use Background Checks When Making Hiring Decisions Without Discriminating Under the EEOC’s New Guidelines||2012|
|Valdosta CEO||E-Verify and the Illegal Immigration Reform Act||2012|
|Valdosta/ Albany CEO||Health Care Reform : Deadlines Every Employer Needs to Know||N/A|
|Mercer University-W. George L.S.||Cum Laude||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Oglethorpe University||Political Theory, Communications Theory; Cum Laude||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Sterling Education||Landlord/Tenant Law||2013|
|Sterling Education||Drafting Employee Handbooks||2013|
|Sterling Education||Immigration Law||2013|
|Drafting Employee Handbooks||Drafting Employee Handbooks and Non-Compete Agreements||2013|
|VSU's Women in Business Symposium||Legal Considerations for Women||2012|
|Supervisor Essentials||Business 101 for Managers and Supervisors||2012|
|SHRM Seminar||E-Verify and Form I-9; Georgia Law Immigration Update||2012|
|Georgia Society of CPAs||What Every Accountant Needs to Know about Federal Employment Regulations and Litigation||2012|
|Court Reporters, Continuing Education||First Amendment- Vanity License Plates, Government or Private Speech?||2012|