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Emily is ranked as a top-100 trial attorney by the National Trial Lawyers' Association


Only the top-100 trial lawyers from each state that are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are asked to join the NTLA. To be ranked in the top-100, an attorney must have superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a lawyer.


The selection process for this honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. The criteria used in the evaluation process include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Reputation among peers, the judiciary, and the public
  • The previous year’s achievements, settlements and verdicts as a trial lawyer
  • Board Certification as a trial lawyer or trial attorney
  • Nominations received from leading trial lawyers, current members and/or our executive committee members
  • Leadership and membership within other national and state trial lawyer organizations
  • Rankings and ratings of the attorney by established organizations.


Top-100 Trial Lawyer in Norfolk, Virginia (VA)