Admissions

  • 2016, New York
  • 2015, New Jersey

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2014

State University of New York at New Paltz, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010

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Emily R. Grandolfo couldn't have predicted when she signed up on a whim for the Pine Bush High School mock trial team that it would become a defining moment in her life. Realizing that she had a real passion for debate and the law during this experience, upon graduation she entered SUNY New Paltz seeking a major that would get her to law school.  She did just that, graduating magna cum laude at the top of her class with a B.A. in Communications.  She later enrolled in Seton Hall University School of Law where she earned her law degree in 2014. 

After obtaining valuable experience as a legal intern in the Orange County District Attorney's Office in Newburgh, the Orange County Superior Court, and the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice, Juvenile Justice Clinic, Emily turned her sights on private practice where she could concentrate on developing a litigation practice. As Emily puts it, "I was always interested in the adversarial nature of the law and advocacy.  Some people shy away from that conflict, but I enjoy analyzing my clients' positions and constructing arguments that will get them where they want to go."  She continues, "My experience during all of my internships really informed my approach now, as I was able to observe the inner workings of the courts and legal system from different perspectives. I think my clients find this experience benefits them."  Emily now serves as an associate attorney with Drake Loeb PLLC assisting clients primarily in the areas of litigation and real estate.  She is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey.

Professional Affiliations

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, Orange County Bar Association

Member, Women's Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties

Notable

  • Judge, Goshen Central High School American Law Final Examination 2015 & 2016
  • Legal Intern, Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice, Juvenile Justice Clinic, 2014
  • Legal Intern, Orange County Superior Court, 2013-2014
  • Legal Intern, Orange County District Attorney's Office, 2012-2014
  • Assistant Coach, Pine Bush High School Mock Trial 2012