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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.


Practice areas


  1. Government: 40%
  2. Constitutional: 30%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Civil Rights: 10%


Payment types:

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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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Contact info

Coleman Talley LLP

3475 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, GA, 30326


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Gamechanger for the State of GeorgiaGeorgia Forward2016
Community Service AwardLeadership Lowndes2013
2012 Young Professional of the YearValdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce2012
Ruth T. West Award of Leadership and AdvocacyMercer School of Law2010
Best Oralist, National Constitutional Moot Court CompetitionCharleston School of Law2010
Awarded MembershipNational Order of Barristers2010
Top 5 National Civil Rights and Liberties OralistEmory School of Law2009
Mercer Lawyer Honor DesignationMercer School of Law2007
James Edward Oglethorpe ScholarOglethorpe University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyColeman Talley LLP2010 - Present
Intern to Judge Lamar SizemoreBibb County Superior Court2009 - 2010
Research AssistantMercer School of Law2008 - 2009
ClerkColeman Talley LLP2007 - 2010
Intern for Governor Sunny PerdueGeorgia Merit System2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Municipal AssociationMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Local Government Law SectionMember2014 - Present
Leadership LowndesMember2013 - Present
Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce Government Advocacy CommitteeVice-Chair for Health Care2012 - Present
Georgia Department of Labor South Georgia Employer CommitteeVice Chair of Executive Board2012 - Present
MetroOne Young Professionals, Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of CommerceChair of Community Involvment and Networking2012 - Present
Stormy Petrel Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Order of BarristersMember2010 - Present
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor SocietyMember2005 - Present
Valdosta RotaryMemberN/A
Wiregrass Gathering of the Eagles CommitteeCommittee Member2012 - 2013
Keep Lowndes Valdosta BeautifulBoard Member2012 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Oglethorpe UniversityPolitical Theory, Communications Theory; Cum LaudeBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sterling EducationLandlord/Tenant Law2013
Sterling EducationDrafting Employee Handbooks2013
Sterling EducationImmigration Law2013
Drafting Employee HandbooksDrafting Employee Handbooks and Non-Compete Agreements2013
VSU's Women in Business SymposiumLegal Considerations for Women2012
Supervisor EssentialsBusiness 101 for Managers and Supervisors2012
SHRM SeminarE-Verify and Form I-9; Georgia Law Immigration Update2012
Georgia Society of CPAsWhat Every Accountant Needs to Know about Federal Employment Regulations and Litigation2012
Court Reporters, Continuing EducationFirst Amendment- Vanity License Plates, Government or Private Speech?2012