Emily H. Saunders
Prior to joining West Huntley Gregory, Emily focused her practice on estate planning and administration at a boutique Denver firm. While she has maintained her representation of clients in estate planning and administration matters, since joining the WHG team, Emily has expanded her practice areas to include real estate, landlord tenant, homeowner’s associations, business organizations, and civil litigation. Utilizing her planning background, she prides herself on counseling clients to achieve both short- and long-term solutions in all areas of law.
Emily was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She attended college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies. She also took classes at Mount Holyoke and Amherst Colleges and studied abroad at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, earning her the Five College Consortium’s International Relations Certificate.
After graduation, Emily decided to move to Breckenridge for a winter of skiing. A winter turned into a summer… and so on. Having fallen head-over-heels for Colorado and unable to think of any other place she’d rather continue her studies, she then attended law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2020. During law school, Emily was Co-President of the Food Law Society and Vice-President of the DU Women’s Legal Coalition. She also represented clients in the Student Law Office’s Civil Rights Clinic, handling state- and federal-level prisoner’s rights cases, and participated in various trial advocacy competitions.
Emily is thrilled to be back in Summit County. In her free time, she loves to ski, both at the resorts and in the backcountry. When she isn’t powder chasing, Emily also enjoys rock climbing, biking, golfing, traveling, and attending concerts at Colorado’s many beautiful music venues.