Emily Vaught is an Associate at Merson Law, PLLC who earned her B.S. in Political Science, with minors in Economics and Spanish and Hispanic Studies, at Texas Christian University in 2016. Emily graduated Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2021.
During her time at Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Vaught was a nationally awarded member of the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honors Society where she both competed as a student advocate and coached other student advocates. Ms. Vaught served as Vice President of the Society for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ms. Vaught was also a Notes Editor for The Journal of Law and Policy and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society.
Prior to law school, Ms. Vaught worked as a legal assistant intern at the Orange County Alternate Defender Office in Santa Ana, California, where she developed her passion for helping clients in need. She further explored that passion as a participant in Brooklyn Law School’s BLS/EXI Innocence Clinic, where students work in conjunction with the Exoneration Initiative (EXI) to provide legal assistance to wrongfully convicted persons in New York. EXI focuses on the most challenging cases – those lacking DNA evidence. Ms. Vaught began her career at Merson Law as a legal intern in 2019. Since then, she has been a law clerk, under attorney supervision, conducting legal research and drafting complaints and motions for cases involving sexual assault, medical malpractice, and personal injury.
As an Associate, Ms. Vaught looks forward to helping her clients achieve justice, and to assist them in obtaining a sense of closure for the traumas that they have endured.