Emily R. Niemel is an Associate Attorney practicing in HoganWillig's Matrimonial & Family Law and Immigration Law practice groups. Ms. Niemel sees a lot of overlap in these fields and loves figuring out creative solutions to these challenging matters.
Before joining HoganWillig, Ms. Niemel practiced law in New Jersey for the Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) organization. Her fluency in Spanish was well used as she represented unaccompanied immigrant children and their families before various county family courts, the Newark Immigration Court, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Ms. Niemel received her Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, graduating cum laude and on the Dean’s Honor List. Additional school recognition also includes the Jacob Hecht Pro Bono Graduating Student of the Year Award, the Hugo Grotius International Law Scholarship and the Cox International Law Center Fellowship.
Legal representation and activism has taken Ms. Niemel to Texas, Washington, Ohio and New Jersey but she’s always been a proud Williamsville native and is happy to return home.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Hugo Grotius International Law Fellowship||Cox International Law Center||2018|
|Jacob Hecht Pro BonoAward||Case Western Reserve University School of Law||2018|
|Attorney||HoganWillig, PLLC||2020 - Present|
|Attorney||KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND)||2018 - 2020|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2020 - Present|
|Erie County Bar Association||Member||2020 - Present|
|HoganWillig Blog||Community Medicaid Benefits- NYS||2020|
|Case Western Reserve University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2018|
|State University of New York at Buffalo||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2015|
|Immigrant Asylum Merit Hearing||Asylum Granted|