Emily J. Joselson
Emily represents individuals in personal injury and wrongful death cases, environmental cases, automobile accidents, and as the result of nursing home neglect.
Emily works to hold corporate wrongdoers responsible when they violate important safety rules and harm others. She works with her clients to seek real justice, so that others are spared similar injuries. Together, they seek changes in the practices that led to the harms in the first place. That philosophy, and her success with it, has led to her continued recognition.
Emily joined Langrock Sperry & Wool after clerking for the Vermont Supreme Court. She is past-President of the Vermont Association for Justice, and frequently presents at litigation seminars. She has written numerous legal articles, including “Opposing Defense Motions to Exclude Evidence of Grief and Anguish in Wrongful Death Cases,” 39 Vermont Law Review 1005, 2015; “Propane Explosions in Snow Country,” 34 Vermont Law Review 633, 2010; “Representing Plaintiffs in Common Law Pollution Actions,” Chapter 7, Vermont Environmental Law Practice Manual, 1998; “Parents’ Pecuniary Injuries for the Wrongful Death of An Adult Child,” 12 Vermont Law Review 57, 1987; and “Pro-se Divorce: A Strategy for Empowering Women,” 1 Journal of Law & Inequality, 1983.
Emily lives in Middlebury with her family. She is active on the boards of several non-profit organizations, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Vermont Association for Justice; Co-Chair of the Addison Hunger Council, part of Hunger Free Vermont; Addison Central Teens & Friends, Inc.; and Havurah: Addison County Jewish Congregation. She enjoys time with her family, cross country skiing, yoga, gardening and knitting.
Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1982); University of New Hampshire (M.A. 1977); University of Florida (B.A. 1975) (Phi Beta Kappa)
Admitted to state and federal courts in Vermont; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Vermont and American Bar Associations; Vermont and American Associations for Justice
Emily has been annually recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®— the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession — as a leading attorney in Environmental Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs since 2011. She was named by Best Lawyers as Vermont’s “Lawyer of the Year” for her work with Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs in 2021, as well as for Environmental Litigation in 2020 and 2022. Emily’s numerable recognitions also include Vermont’s only state-wide business publication, Vermont Biz, which has repeatedly featured her in its yearly list of “Top Business Lawyers”. Most recently, Emily was awarded the Advocacy Award by Vermont Association for Justice – it is the organization’s highest honor.