Emily Scotton


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 Assocation


  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2022 for Immigration
  • 2020 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society