Emily Brooks is a seasoned paralegal whose trial skills and experience have helped our clients obtain major victories in the courtroom. Most recently, Emily played an instrumental role in helping our firm obtain a Not Guilty verdict for a client falsely charged with child molestation. In a trial featuring mostly digital evidence, including several audio/video recordings and pictures, Emily was able to harness the courtroom’s technology and present the evidence to the jury seamlessly throughout the trial. Emily also played a big part in our firm’s successful lawsuit against a sheriff in North Georgia who was threatening to raid businesses selling legal hemp products.
In her role at the Church Law Firm, Emily manages the organization and review of discovery materials in our firm’s large-scale federal and state criminal cases; she provides hearing/trial preparation and support, including the presentation of audio-video exhibits; and she oversees general office administration, bookkeeping, and Human Resources management.
Emily obtained her Paralegal Certificate (ABA) in 2005 and her Bachelor of Legal Studies in 2011 from Clayton State University. Emily has worked for a number of prominent trial lawyers in Atlanta over the past 22 years, with the last 11 years as a paralegal for well-known trial attorney and legal analyst, Page Pate, and the other attorneys at the law firm of Pate, Johnson & Church. After Page Pate passed away in 2022, Emily joined the Church Law Firm and continues the work that Page inspired.
While Emily began her legal career working for a business law firm, she soon discovered that her true passion was in advocating for individuals charged in serious criminal cases. As a paralegal, Emily has a particular interest in cases involving child molestation allegations, state and federal hemp laws, and complex federal criminal cases. Working for some of Georgia’s top attorneys who specialize in these areas of law, Emily has invaluable experience in these kinds of cases and a continuing interest in helping people who are facing serious criminal charges.
In addition to her experience in state and federal criminal defense, Emily has significant experience in a number of other practice areas as well, including Personal Injury, Wills and Estates, Bankruptcy, and Whistleblower/Qui Tam actions.
Regardless of the type of case, Emily is always motivated to fight for our firm’s clients and their families and help them achieve the best possible result in their cases.