University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, JD., 2015
Michigan State University, B.A. in English, 2012
Member of the State Bar of Michigan
Admitted on November 12, 2015
Emily Fitzgerald’s commitment to immigration law stems from her family history, her commitment to serving others, and her belief in the critical role that diversity plays in contributing to American life. As a descendant of immigrants, she believes that the diversity of values and beliefs that immigrants bring to the U.S. is something to cherish and protect. “We have an opportunity,” she says, “through the practice of immigration law to do good things and make a tangible difference in people’s lives.”
At FGI, Emily works with clients in the consumer electronics, financial services, health care, insurance, media, and technology domains. She enjoys both the challenges that immigration law offers and the ability to engage her legal understanding in order to help others. “Immigration law is actionable and immediate,” she says. “It’s a blend of legal theory and practice that is challenging and personally fulfilling. It’s the first – and sometime last – point of introduction to the American legal system for newcomers to our country.”
A graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Emily bring a significant amount of international experience to her practice. While in college she served as a student ambassador in France and England and also participated in a study abroad program at the University College Dublin. She is passionate about community service, having been involved with youth activities at the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham including serving as a counselor at the Baldwin Center in Pontiac, Michigan, for economically disadvantaged children. In her spare time, Emily enjoys traveling, languages (where she is fluent in French), knitting, baking, and environmental issues.