Emerson is a partner with the firm and focuses his practice on environmental law, energy and utility regulation, Indian and tribal issues, and matters involving real estate and property. 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.
Emerson is currently a member of the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Leelanau County Land Bank Authority, and the State Bar of Michigan's Standing Committee on American Indian Law.
While a law student, Emerson worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Chicago and the National Wildlife Federation in Ann Arbor. Emerson was previously a Staff Editor at The Atlantic magazine in Boston, and he is a former member of the Empire Village Council.
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