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Emily Henrion Posner

Civil rights Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2013
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Emily

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I have been working on issues that confront the intersections of racial, environmental and social injustices for the past eigtheen years.  My client-centered legal practice incorporates my experiences in confronting corporate consolidation of our natural resources and the prison industrial complex.  



Attorney at Law
7214 St. Charles Ave
Box 913
New Orleans, LA, 70118

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Posted by Wes | December 22, 2020
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Post Conviction Hero
Before I met Emily, I was burned by every lawyer I had. She has shown me that there are some lawyers out there that actually care. Emily is a true humanitarian, and I refer everyone to her.
Posted by Rob | September 11, 2017
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Traffic Court
I moved out of state and had a pending court date with some pretty expensive tickets was facing. Emily was able to get the really expensive ticket and contempt fee waived and set up a reasonable payment plan with the court. It was all pretty last minute, but got the job done and saved me a lot of headache and money.
Posted by Amy | September 1, 2017
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Criminal Defense
I work for a nonprofit that does job training for formerly incarcerated people, and Emily has represented a couple of the young men in our program. She was amazing, and really did the impossible for our clients. She was professional, determined, and flexible. She helped our clients to get much lighted sentences that what we expected so that they could stay home with their children and continue working.
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Posted by dave | December 21, 2016
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pro real estate work
Emily quieted the title on the property I had the tax lein on for years. She handled the issue very professionally and charged a fair price. Also she explained the process very well, would hire again.
Posted by Emily | November 23, 2016
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Excellent Work
I am a market gardener and Ms. Posner represented me in a land dispute. She combined the utmost professionalism and razor sharp knowledge of the law with empathy and a truly holistic and person-centered approach. She is brilliant and prompt, and I trusted her implicitly with my case. I'm so grateful for her services!
Posted by SAM! | November 2, 2015
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Ms. Posner represented me in a traffic court case. She was a gleaming beacon of light in a dark monotony shrouded in bureaucracy. My legal hang ups were relieved in moments and i was a able to move on and forget the panopticon ever leering. Ms. Posner was caring, and understanding of my ticket woes and quickly made light of my situation such that cherubs sang as i skipped through exit metal detectors. I would suggest everyone take advantage of this litigation agility and i will shout from the hill tops becuase Ms. Posner is THE BEST LAWYER IN THE WORLD! xxl xo ∞
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AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Legislative and Policy Counsel
  • Recirculating Farms Coalition
  • 2013 - 2015


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Woodfox v. LeBlanc et al.
  • settled
  • Hart v. Gusman, et al.
  • settled


  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Public Service Award
  • Gillis Long Poverty Law Center
  • 2013
  • 2010 Roger Baldwin Award
  • Maine Civil Liberties Union
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Valparaiso Law Review Environmental Law Symposium
  • Sustainable Food Systems: Are Genetically Engineered Foods Harming the Environment or the Consumer?
  • 2015
  • International Comparative Studies Department
  • Movements and Exchanges in an Unequal World
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Civil rights Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Ms. Posner as a talented and passionate civil rights attorney. She has unmatched care for her clients. She is diligent, detail oriented, and will pursue justice for her clients to the very limits of possibility. I would recommend her to anyone who asked."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Posner is not only a great lawyer, but she cares deeply about her clients. I know few attorneys who work as thoroughly and diligently for their clients, as she does for hers."
Criminal defense
Civil rights