Emerson focuses his practice on matters involving real estate and property, local government, energy and utility regulation, and Indian and tribal issues. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he received Certificates of Merit in Evidence and Federal Indian Law, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Prior to joining Olson, Bzdok & Howard in 2010, Emerson worked for The Atlantic magazine in Boston, and he later gained first-hand experience with local governments in northern Michigan by serving as a member of the Empire Village Council. While a law student, Emerson also worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Chicago the National Wildlife Federation in Ann Arbor.
Emerson is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and its sections on Real Property Law, Indian Law, and Environmental Law. He has received awards from the State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section, the East Michigan Air & Waste Management Association, and the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan.
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