Emily Smith-Lee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Sharon, MA

slnlaw LLC
 | 46 South Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067
Phone: 781-784-2322
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Nobody asks to be sued, and for most people and businesses the decision to bring a lawsuit is a difficult one, usually prompted by an extremely difficult situation.  Attorney Emily Smith-Lee and her team at slnlaw LLC in Sharon, Massachusetts understand this, and undertsand how to help clients navigate the litigation and discovery process. From years of experience in employment and business disputes, they also know how to identify problems and can often stop a difficult situation from turning into a lawsuit if it is caught early enough.

Past clients have lauded Ms. Smith-Lee not only for her professionalism and compassion, but also for her ability to think outside the box and remain focused on solutions. This, along with her two decades of experience, has earned her a "superb" rating on Avvo.

Though most of her work is as an advocate, Ms. Smith-Lee is also trained as a mediator and has extensive experience negotiating settlements on behalf of her clients.  She and her team are adept at staying focused on advocating for their clients, but also keeping their eyes and ears open for opportunities for a favorable resolution. 

Ms. Smith-Lee is a published author and frequent guest on the local show The Law Your Money and You.  In 1993, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Johns Hopkins University, and then went on to earn a Juris Doctor and graduate summa cum laude in 1996 from Boston College Law School.

Outside her practice, Ms. Smith-Lee has been an active member of the Sharon community, and has served as an elected member of the Sharon School Committee for the past seven years, where she has participated in the selection of two superindents, the negotiation of two collective bargaining agreements with the teachers' union, and the annual process of developing and advocating for the school budget, among other things. She was also previously Co-Chair of the Sharon Alternative Elementary School, serves as  the Chair of the Advisory Board for the charitable and community activities of The Law Your Money and You, and is a member of the Sharon Rotary Club.  

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (30%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment Litigation (30%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Employment Litigation (30%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Emily Smith-Lee

Admitted: 1996, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.slnlaw.com/emily-smith-lee.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, 2013-2015
  • Mayor's Fellowship Program, 1990
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Public Interest Law Foundation, Boston College Law School, 1994 - 1996
  • Order of the Coif, Boston College Law School, 1996
  • Summa Cum Laude, Boston College Law School, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Governor's Special Panel for Review of Haleigh Poutre Case
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, 2005 - Present
  • South Shore Women's Business Network, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2009 - Present
  • Massachusetts, 1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Citizens Schools/Discovering Justice, 2001 - 2007
  • President, Sharon Alternative Elementary School Association, 2008 - Present
  • Sharon, Massachusetts School Committee, Elected School Committee Member and School Committee Secretary
  • Advisory Board, Law, Your Money and You
  • Member, Sharon Rotary Club
  • Volunteer, Mediator in the Stoughton District Court
  • President, Alternative School Board and Co-Chair of School Council, Sharon Alternative Elementary School

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Food Fights- Genetically Modified Food and The Law, ABA The Brief, 32-43, Summer 2007
  • The Changing Face of Food Safety Law, GMA Forum, Mid-Winter 2007 - 2008
  • Repressed Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Boston College L. Rev., March 1996
  • Boston College Law Review, Boston College Law School, 1993 - 1996

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • DANIEL V. FISONS, 138 Ohio App. 3d 104, Ohio Court of Appeals, 2000
  • CSC V. NERVEWIRE, ET AL, 13 Mass. L. Rep. 535, 2001 Mass. Super. LEXIS 391, July 12, 2001
  • MONSANTO V. GARST, 241 S.W. 3d 401, Mo. App., Missouri, 2007
  • GONYOU V. TRI-WIRE ENG'G SOLUTIONS, INC., 717 F. Supp. 2d 152, D. Mass. 2010
  • LEONARD V. PNC BANK N.A., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119213, October 14, 2011
  • LINNEN V. A.H. ROBINS, ET AL, 11 Mass. L. Rep. 16, 1999 Mass. Super. LEXIS 491, Massachusetts Superior Court, Dec. 14, 1999

Educational Background:

  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Political Science, 1993
Office Location for Emily Smith-Lee

46 South Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067

Phone: 781-784-2322


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Last Updated: 5/24/2018

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