Harrisonburg Law Firm
We’re Pleased To Announce The Newest Addition To Our Harrisonburg Law Firm.
We’ve got a new associate joining our Harrisonburg law firm in September and we’re pleased to introduce her to our clients and community. Emily Gindhart will be joining the firm this summer after graduating with honors from the University of Richmond School of Law. She brings with her a strong academic portfolio and work ethic that will be an asset to our legal team. We recently got together with Emily to learn a little more about her background and what she plans to bring to our firm.
When and why did you decide to study law?
When I was studying Political Science as an undergrad at the University of Virginia, I fell in love with public policy and the impact of courtroom verdicts on our daily lives. Then, while I was in law school, I took a health law class with a wonderful professor who went into great detail on how administrative aspects influence our healthcare system. I find it fascinating how those small details play such an important role in how we live and do business.
What kind of law do you hope to practice at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver?
Right now I hope to focus my energy on civil litigation, but I’m excited by all the different practice areas WAW represents. From estate planning to election law, I hope to listen and learn from their incredibly experienced team of attorneys and find the area that best suits me.
Talk to me about your school experiences and work history.
While in law school, I participated in several internships in the U.S. and traveled to England as part of the Cambridge Study Abroad Program. I am proud to have worked as a Clinical Placement Extern for the Honorable Justice Cleo E. Powell, who serves on the Supreme Court of Virginia. I also interned for Legal Services of Northern Virginia and Hackney Community Law Centre in London, both of which help low-income communities access benefits and housing.
What do you like to do when you’re not busy working?
I am an avid board gamer and even ran a club in college where we got together regularly to play games. I also enjoy hiking with my dog and am excited to be in the Shenandoah Valley, where there is plenty of great outdoor living!