Emily J. Joselson
Emily represents individuals harmed by the wrongful conduct of others, in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, environmental cases, propane gas explosions, boating accidents and maritime/admiralty claims, automobile accidents, nursing home injuries, work-place accidents, and as a result of medical negligence.
Emily works to hold corporate and individual wrongdoers responsible for the harms they cause when they violate important safety rules. She works in partnership with her clients to seek real justice, so that others are spared similar injuries. Together, they seek changes in the policies or behaviors that led to the harms in the first place. That philosophy, and her success with it, has led to her recognition as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in personal injury and environmental litigation.
Emily joined Langrock Sperry & Wool in 1983, after clerking for the Vermont Supreme Court. She is Past-President of the Vermont Association for Justice, and is a frequent presenter in 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, including as a member of the Board of Governors of the Vermont Association for Justice; as Co-Chair of the Addison Hunger Council, part of Hunger Free Vermont; the Long-Term Planning Committee of Addison Central Teens & Friends, Inc.; and Havurah: Addison County Jewish Congregation. She enjoys time with her family, cross country skiing, practicing 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