Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Emilie is a graduate of University of Denver (B.A. 09) and Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law (J.D. 12). She graduated with a Certificate of Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting from Mercer's renowned legal writing program, and also received several CALI Awards for Academic Excellence for her work in courses such as Race, Racism & the American Law. As a law student at Mercer, Emilie was the 2011 recipient of the Laura Gardner Webster Client Counseling Award, and served as the Mercer Advocacy Council Vice Chair of Client Counseling and Negotiations.
Before moving to Milledgeville and becoming of Counsel with Cansino, Petty & Stribling, LLP in 2014, Emilie gained in-depth experience in a broad array of practice areas while serving as Judicial Intern for Chief Justice Juan Ramirez of the Florida Third District Court of Appeals, Law Clerk for Judge Jason E. Ashford of Houston County State Court, and most recently, Judicial Staff Attorney for Honorable H. Frederick Mullis, Jr. of the Oconee Judicial Circuit.
Emilie is a member of the Ocmulgee Bar Association, the Baldwin Bar Association, and a member of the Worker's Compensation, Employee Benefits, and Elder Law sections of the State Bar of Georgia. Emilie's practice areas include Civil Litigation, Medicaid & Long Term Care issues, Social Security Disability Insurance & Income claims, Debt Collection Defense, and Appellate Advocacy. In 2014, Emilie joined Cansino, Stribling & Cook, LLP as an of counsel attorney.