Emily specializes in estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship and elder law. Prior to joining Hale Skemp, Emily worked for an estate planning and business firm in Milwaukee. She also served as a legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Assembly for nearly ten years. While in law school, Emily performed hundreds of hours of pro bono legal service, which gave her a strong foundation of compassion and understanding that she uses to this day.

She is the co-author of “Gray Tsunami: Advice for Planning with Elderly Clients,” published in the March 2021 Journal of Financial Service Professionals.  She is also the author of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s 2020–2021 Wisconsin Attorney’s Desk Reference probate chapter.

Emily has presented to national and state groups on issues related to estate planning and elder law including:

  • “Trusts and Estates Planning” – Great Rivers United Way
  • “Elder Law in the Coming Year” – National Business Institute
  • “Wisconsin Estate Planning Essentials” – National Business Institute

Emily enjoys giving back to her community as a member of the Rotary Club of La Crosse-After Hours. She is an Alzheimer’s Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Wisconsin chapter and a volunteer for Wills for Heroes. Emily also represents Western Wisconsin on the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors.

Emily was raised in the La Crosse area and chose to make the Coulee Region home again upon finishing law school. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her Australian Shepherd while exploring Wisconsin’s state parks and other outdoor adventures.


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (2019) cum laude
  • Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota (2007)


Wisconsin, 2019

Minnesota, 2020