Emily helps workers, small business owners, and freelancers invest in themselves first so they can provide for their families. Whether helping an injured worker facing unexpected work injuries, guiding a family during guardianship and disability proceedings, or helping a small business owner pursue their American Dream, she focuses on the client’s short- and long-term goals giving the personalized legal attention everyone deserves.
Prior to law school, Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts from Thomas More College (now Thomas More University) in History and International Studies in 2004. She then worked as a Research Historian for The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education then located at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Emily’s legal career began in 2005 working as Pretrial Officer in Boone County before attending law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Following graduation from law school in 2009, she worked as a Staff Attorney for Judge James R. Schrand in the 54th Judicial Circuit for three years. Her behind-the-scenes experience in the courtroom allows her insight into the judicial decision-making process to better help clients understand court processes to feel more at ease.
In 2013, Emily focused her practice at Lucas & Dietz, PLLC, on defending Workers’ Compensation claims representing multi-national corporations and some of Kentucky’s largest employers. Wishing to expand her practice, she joined Gatlin Voelker, PLLC as an Associate Attorney in 2019. Emily then switched to representing injured workers in Workers Compensation claims building on her knowledge of insurance carrier methods and protocols. In addition, she engaged in a vibrant litigation practice including insurance coverage, small business law, guardianship, landlord/tenant and probate matters.
Emily opened her solo practice at Walters Law, PLLC in Erlanger, Kentucky, in late 2021, quickly building a practice focused on working with clients directly. Her past experiences working in all sectors from government, nonprofits, small businesses, and multi-national corporations allowed her to meet clients’ global needs while addressing their specific legal matters. She joined Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., in 2023 to continue this holistic approach.
Her legal career is inspired by her grandfather, Robert F. Greene, who practiced for over sixty years in Boone County. “Papa” Greene graduated fifty years before Emily at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Following his death in 2022 and hearing many stories from past clients and community members regarding the impact he had on the community and their lives, Emily realized how we plant seeds in a legacy garden without knowing what will grow.
Just beyond practicing law, Emily serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Bar Foundation and is currently the Vice President. Emily is a Certified Professional Life Coach. She lives in Florence, Kentucky, with her family. She engages in the community through volunteer work and service at St. Timothy Catholic School as Running Club Coach and a member of the School Advisory Committee. She enjoys running, being outside in nature, cooking with family, and playing tennis.