Emily L. Wheatley was born in southern Delaware in 1991. She attended the University of Delaware where she graduated in 2013 magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. After college, Emily attended The George Washington University Law School. While in law school, she worked on the Federal Communications Law Journal and was an active member of the International Law Society as well as the Taxation Law Society. During law school, Emily worked for the United States Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs and was a legal intern for Senator Christopher A. Coons.
After graduating with honors in 2016, Emily served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard F. Stokes of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. During that time, she researched complex civil and criminal law issues and assisted Judge Stokes in drafting numerous judicial opinions. The judicial opinions addressed issues ranging from sovereign immunity to Fourth Amendment privacy rights. Emily was admitted to the Bar of the State of Delaware in September 2017, and joined the firm in September 2018.