Emily Walthall

Prior to joining FBW in 2015, Emily Walthall served in the public interest law and public health nonprofit sectors. After law school, she worked as a staff attorney for Legal Aid of Winston-Salem, going on to accept a fellowship with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the mission of which is to improve the quality of health and life for financially needy residents of North Carolina. She subsequently served as Communications Manager for the National Network of Public Health Institutes in New Orleans, LA.

Emily graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, serving as Articles Editor for the Journal of the Legal Profession and receiving the James E. Smith award for Best Student Article for her publication, “Lawyers Were Children Once: An Ethical Approach to Strengthening Child Abuse and Neglect Legislation.” A Winston-Salem, NC native, she graduated cum laude, with Honors in History, from Wake Forest University. 

North Carolina Bar Association

University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007

Wake Forest University, B.A.,History, cum laude, 2004

  • Journal of the Legal Profession, University of Alabama School of Law (Articles Editor)
  • James E. Smith Award for Best Student Article, Journal of the Legal Profession
  • Dean’s Community Service Award
  • Board Member, Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County (NC