Emma works with professional regulatory organizations, individuals and companies, municipalities and public bodies, and employers and employees.
In her work with professional regulatory bodies, Emma provides advice in relation to disciplinary matters, advises individual and corporate clients on general litigation matters, and assists municipalities with property tax matters and other issues. She also practices in employment law, where she assists clients in disputes relating to wrongful termination and other employment claims. Emma also enjoys her wills and estates practice, where she assists clients by drafting estate documents and giving advice on estate planning, as well as acting in estate litigation.
Prior to her articles with RMRF, she clerked at the Alberta Court of Appeal. Prior to law, Emma worked as a professional violinist across Canada and the United States and taught History of the Symphony at Northwestern University as well as Orchestral Literature and Violin and Viola Techniques at Wilfrid Laurier University. During her musical career she received several awards and fostered numerous accomplishments including serving as Director at the Laurier String Academy. Emma holds a Doctorate of Music from Northwestern University which was supported by a SSHRC grant, and is a recipient of the Guelph Mercury Top Forty Under Forty.
Emma volunteers with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) and enjoys coaching children’s soccer. Her other interests include gardening, yoga, reading, and baking.
- Wilfrid Laurier University, B.Mus. (Honours with High Distinction)
- University of Michigan, M.Mus. (Violin Performance)
- University of Michigan, M.Mus. (Chamber Music)
- Northwestern University, D.Mus. (Violin Performance)
- University of Alberta, J.D. (with Distinction)