Emily Scotton

Associate Attorney

About Emily

Emily provides bilingual, trauma-informed immigration legal services to clients throughout the United States and abroad. Her practice focuses on family-based immigration, humanitarian immigration options, and deportation defense. Emily is fluent in Spanish, and is admitted to practice before the Eastern, Middle, and Western Federal District Courts of North Carolina, as well as the Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Prior to her work as an immigration attorney, Emily completed a judicial clerkship with District Court Judge Tilley in the Middle District of North Carolina. Emily earned her J.D. at Wake Forest University School of Law and two Bachelors of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature and Political Science at North Carolina State University.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration Law


  • North Carolina Bar
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
  • N.C. State University, B.A. magna cum laude


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

Community Service

  • Park Scholarship Regional Selection Committee Member (2019 – present)
  • AILA Carolinas CLE Committee Chair (2022-2023)


  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2022 for Immigration
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2023 for Immigration
  • 2020 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society
  • 2021 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society
  • 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars – Immigration


  • Not Free to Speak: North Carolina’s Language Access Past and Progression | 7 Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y S.S. 73