“I approach every client’s case with the goal of easing their concerns and making the process as smooth as possible.”
Emily Whelden is an Associate in the firm’s Estate Planning and Estate & Trust Administration practice groups. She focuses her practice on administering estates and brings particular compassion to clients during a very difficult time in their lives.
Emily also advises individuals, families, and small business owners on their estate planning needs, with a particular emphasis on planning for complex medical decisions. She prioritizes listening to her clients, understanding their goals, and crafting a solution that they feel comfortable and secure will grow with them for the future. She is especially mindful that her clients’ lives evolve and that their estate plans need to be able to grow with them. She advises clients about estate and income tax planning, creditor protection, protecting assets for those with disabilities, and the particular needs of blended families.
Prior to joining the firm, Emily was the Principal attorney at her own firm. There, she focused her practice on providing fiduciary services to people with diminished capacity. This gives her a unique perspective on medical and financial decision making and allows her to provide advice to clients who are choosing a fiduciary or power of attorney. She has also worked closely with individuals who have an intellectual disability, chronic mental health concern, and dementia—and takes a particular professional interest in planning to support those individuals and their families.
In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, reading voraciously, and cooking.
District of Columbia
J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2014
- Clinical Legal Education Association: Outstanding Clinical Student Award
- National Trial Team
B.A., American University, School of Public Affairs, 2010
DC Bar Association
- Trusts and Estates Community
Probate Fiduciary Panel, Member 2018-2019