Emily J. Wilson


Emily Wilson advises clients involved in all facets of commercial litigation. Emily has worked on a federal putative class action against a public utility and has counseled clients on procedural and dispositive motions in federal tort actions against energy companies. She has also successfully represented clients before numerous state and federal appellate courts. Emily is dedicated to pro bono work and was a high school social studies teacher in Baltimore before pursuing her law degree.

Prior to joining Venable, Emily was a litigation associate for an international law firm. While in law school, Emily interned for both federal and state judges, as well as the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland. She also practiced as a student attorney in the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic, representing juveniles charged with misdemeanors in the District of Columbia, from intake through disposition. Emily serves as an advisory board member of Urban Energy Garden, a nonprofit that equips college students from underrepresented communities with opportunities to work in the energy and environmental sector. She also serves as treasurer of SibStrong, a nonprofit that supports siblings of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.




  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2017
    • Symposium editor, American Criminal Law Review 
    • Intern, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland
    • Student attorney, Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic
  • B.A. Government and Politics, and French Language and Literature University of Maryland 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit



  • Advisory board member, Urban Energy Garden
  • Treasurer, SibStrong