Emily P. Shank is a family law attorney experienced in a wide scope of matters. Emily handles divorce, custody, property division, child support, alimony, pre-marital agreements, marital settlement agreements, guardianships, adoptions, protective orders and LGBTQ+ matters. She has repeatedly served as a Court appointed attorney in guardianship and custody proceedings. In addition to litigation, Emily is a mediator and a best interest attorney. She is also qualified in Collaborative Divorce. Emily knows that when someone is in the throes of a family dispute, it is likely one of the worst periods of their life. They are often angry, sad, confused and overwhelmed. She knows that it can feel lonely and makes a point to remind her clients that they are not in this alone. Although she has a gentle bedside manner with her clients, she is a fierce advocate. Emily believes in giving back to the community and as such is an ACLU of Maryland Know Your Rights trainer and a volunteer attorney with Kids In Need of Defense, Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services and the Carroll County Family Law Clinic.
- The Daily Record's Leading Women Award, 2019
- Carroll County Family Law Clinic Volunteer of the Year, 2019
- Rising Star, Maryland Super Lawyers, 2020-Present
Emily Shank is an amazing attorney that will fight every step of the way for her client. She really listens to your concerns and explains exactly what's going on so that you understand the process as its occurring! I am so thankful that I found her! She made me feel like I had someone in my corner who was going to do what was in my best interest, i trusted her to never steer me wrong or to tell me to do anything i was uncomfortable with just to shorten my case! She is awesome! Thank you so much Emily! - Client J.B.
I have hired a few attorneys for my daughter, before Emily. Without putting out to much details about our personal life, No one treated my daughter the with the kindness and concern that Emily did. We are very thankful to have found her. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. At last the fight is over and my daughter is where she belongs. I can’t thank you enough Emily. - Client C.B.
Emily has been my lawyer for several years and has handled various issues that have arisen from my divorce. She is always courteous, professional and extremely competent. In a recent matter that I had to take to court, it was Emily’s extensive preparation and knowledge of the law that convinced the opposing side to concede before we even went before the judge. Emily is a compassionate person who always puts my mind at ease when I call with questions and concerns. However, she doesn’t allow emotion to get in the way of making clear and reasonable decisions that result in the best outcome for everyone involved. - Client K.M.
Emily was able to make this whole process less painful. I felt well-informed each step of the way. It was clearly communicated what was expected of me and what my choices were as we moved through the process. I truly felt like she had my back. - Client S.B.