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Emily was born in Girard, Pennsylvania, but her family later moved to Ohio. It was there, at Ohio’s Heidelberg University, that she received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Political Science. Afterward, she went on to get her legal degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.

What Drives Emily’s Practice

Emily joined our firm in 2016 but has been working in the bankruptcy field of law since 2006. Now, more than a decade later, she still finds great joy in the work for two key reasons. First and foremost, she takes pride in helping real people get through extremely stressful financial situations. Nothing, she says, could be more rewarding than seeing that sense of relief wash over her clients when their hard work pays off and they find themselves in a more secure position financially.

The second big reason Emily enjoys her work so much is that every day presents new challenges. You see, each client that reaches out has his or her own unique set of concerns, goals, and obstacles. Where some may find this prospect intimidating, Emily fully embraces the opportunity to create a solution from scratch. Not only does this mean a stimulating challenge for her, but it also means a more effective legal strategy for the client in question.

People facing debt need a strong advocate on their side. My clients get that and more from me.


A Focus on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Although she is knowledgeable in multiple branches of law, Emily chooses to concentrate her practice primarily on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. By narrowing her focus in this way, she can more quickly and efficiently move these cases through the legal process — including quick confirmations of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases — which in turn means less wait time and stress for her clients. We at Bond Law Office like to refer to Emily as our Chapter 13 pro because, to this day, she has never lost an adversary proceeding in bankruptcy in this area of law.

Emily’s Personal Philosophy

When asked what role she as an attorney should play, Emily’s answer always depicts her as a guiding force and source of support for her clients. Her process begins with her actively listening to what the client has to say, then determining the options available to them, offering her insights so as to help the client weigh the pros and cons of each option, and finally advocating for the client’s decision — no matter which road they choose to pursue.

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, all state and federal courts

Education

  • J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 1999
  • B.S. in Mathematics & Political Science, Heidelberg College, 1996

Professional Associations & Membership

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • NWA Debtor-Creditor Bar Association