Emily R. Brown

F 312.604.2707
Emily Brown is a Partner at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. She represents clients in state and federal court and administrative agencies in a broad range of litigation matters, with a concentration in the areas of complex litigation, civil rights, and labor and employment.

Ms. Brown joined the firm in 2019. She has helped litigate high value cases to achieve injunctive relief and favorable settlements, and she has federal court trial experience. Ms. Brown previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Milton Shadur on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and worked on criminal justice reform and housing initiatives as a Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow at BPI. Prior to joining Hughes Socol, she represented consumers and sexual assault victims at a national plaintiffs’ firm. Ms. Brown graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

Ms. Brown serves on the Board of Directors for Beyond Legal Aid. She is a member of the bar in Illinois


University of Michigan Law School (J.D., Cum Laude) Note Editor, Michigan Journal of Law Reform; Student Attorney, Student Attorney, Michigan Innocence Clinic
University of Oxford (M.Sc. Criminology)
University of Chicago (B.A.) General and Department Honors


Illinois (2014)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Recognition

Included on the Rising Stars list in Illinois by Super Lawyers® (2020-2024)

Memberships / Associations

Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Board of Directors, Beyond Legal Aid
Member, Federal Bar Association

Presentations & Publications

Public-Private Partnerships: HUD’s Lost Opportunities to Further Fair Housing, 21 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 735 (2017)


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