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Emily E. Town


Phone: (412) 338-1168

Practice Areas:
Employment Law
Labor Law

Bar Admissions:

Court Admissions:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, District of Western Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Emily Town represents employees in employment law claims, including discrimination claims, wage and hour claims, unemployment compensation, whistleblower, and breach of contract claims. She also represents employees whose rights have been violated under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Emily was named a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Labor and Employment Law – Employee and in Litigation – Labor and Employment in 2021 by Best Lawyers in America®.

Emily has extensive experience in all aspects of employment litigation including pleadings, the discovery process, motions practice, and trial preparation. She has presented on the topics: Balancing Acts: Navigating Employment Laws and Caregiver Needs in the COVID Era; A View from the Other Side of the Bench: Practical Tips for Effective Employment Law Practice in the Western District of PA; and Same Sex Marriage and LGBT Discrimination in Employment Law: Where are We Now?, and was a contributing author on Employee Benefits Law Third Edition, 2014 Cumulative Supplement and 2013 Cumulative Supplement.

Emily formerly worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Schwab, Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She has also been an adjunct professor for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, teaching courses on human resources law and unemployment compensation.

Emily earned her B.A. in Justice at American University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and serves on the Labor & Employment Section Council. She is also a member of the Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association (WPELA).

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