Emily counsels individuals, couples, families, and fiduciaries on legal matters related to long term care planning (Medicaid/ ALTCS planning), special needs trusts, guardianship, conservatorship, trust administration, probate, estate planning and more. After moving from a small town in Illinois, she earned her Bachelors of Science from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 2003. In 2007 she earned her law degree at the James E. Rogers College of Law, at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Emily is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Emily also sits on the board of directors for the Opportunity Tree and volunteers with the Maricopa County Bar Association's Probate Lawyers Assistance Project.
Those who know me well say that I’m:
- A foodie
I chose to become an attorney because … I saw the comfort and relief an elder law attorney provided to my grandparents when my grandmother could no longer take care of my grandfather in their home. I understood that the power of a profession, such as an attorney, can provide real solutions and can create a lasting impact on peoples’ lives.
I believe that… everyone is deserving of dignity and respect. Especially the elderly, the dying, those who carry a disabling ailment and their caregivers.
I can… pack for a 10 day trip in my carry-on luggage!
My greatest accomplishment… leaving my comfort zone by moving to Arizona, becoming a lawyer and continuing to build a firm that serves clients with integrity.
Quote me: “In talking about death we can live life more fully”
My next challenge… make it to Africa and Antarctica, so I’ll have traveled to all seven continents!
On my bookshelf: From Here to Eternity, Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlyn Dougherty
Seven words that describe me: motivated, giving, enthusiastic, early riser, competitive, creative and humble (sarcastic) :)
One thing most people don’t know about me: I grew up in a small town in the Midwest (Galena, IL) and the county only had one stoplight at the time!
I volunteer with… Hospice of the Valley and Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)
When I’m not working… I’m on my Peloton bike (#EmmaRay), traveling the globe to see family, eat good food and experience new things, attending book club, or spending time with my wonderful friends and family in beautiful Arizona.
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