Emily is a 2010 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, where she excelled in the intensive two-year law program. In 2009, Emily was invited to work on the University of Dayton's Law Review, editing and reviewing legal journal entries, and soon became part of the Law Review editorial staff, serving as publications editor.
Before attending the University of Dayton, Emily worked in banking and mortgage finance. Her experience in these areas led to her interest in probate and estate planning, real estate, and business organizations law. She believes that careful planning and goal-setting is very important in facilitating the best results in the transfer of businesses and wealth through generations.
Emily believes that community involvement is a key to the prosperity of any rural area, and as such, she served in AmeriCorps after graduating with honors from Wright State University in 2003. As an AmeriCorp participant, Emily assisted in community and economic development through historic preservation, heritage tourism, and promoting the arts. She is currently a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Mercer County Bar Association, the St. Henry Heritage Club, and the St. Henry Catholic Church's Altar Rosary Sodality.
Emily is married to Mitch Schlater, and they live in a historic home in St. Henry, Ohio. Emily & Mitch have two young children. She has backpacked extensively through Europe, and she and Mitch enjoy visiting Florida and the Caribbean.