Attorney Emily Wright joined Adams Law Firm in March 2020 to combine her legal talent with her passion for helping people who have been harmed by others. Emily’s winding path to a legal career taught her the power of the law to correct injustices and illuminated the ways an injury impacts all aspects of a person’s life.
Emily grew up in Smyrna, Tennessee, just outside Nashville. After high school, Emily went off to East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. After one academic year, Emily returned to Middle Tennessee, where she spent the next eight years working in the service industry.
In 2010, Emily took herself back to ETSU, this time graduating summa cum laude. She was selected as a George W. Woodruff Scholar, receiving a full scholarship to Mercer University School of Law.
On her first day of law school, Emily knew she had found her calling. During law school, Emily served as Managing Editor of the Mercer Law Review and as president of Mercer’s student chapter of American Constitution Society. Emily was so passionate about tort law that she spent her second and third years as Professor Dick Creswell’s torts teaching assistant. She also spent a semester interning for Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard of the Georgia Court of Appeals.
After graduating at the top of her class, Emily spent two years practicing at a large Atlanta firm, where she learned the defense side of litigation. While in Atlanta, Emily served a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, and she served one year as the organization’s secretary.
Missing Macon and anxious to do work that aligns with her values, Emily returned to Bibb County and served as a law clerk for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia before joining Adams Law Firm.
When she isn’t advocating for her clients, Emily volunteers with Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation and spends time outdoors with her wife Ana and their five (5!) dogs.
- East Tennessee State University (B.A. History, summa cum laude, 2014)
- Mercer University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2017)
- Mercer Law Review, Managing Editor (2016-2017)
- State Bar of Georgia
- Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia (past Secretary and Board Member)
Admitted to Practice:
- All Superior Courts in Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit