Emily Mott is a 2023 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where her dedication to justice and advocacy has been a driving force in her academic and professional journey. In September of that year, Emily joined Disability Rights Maine as a Staff Attorney, where she provides services to individuals with psychiatric labels under the federal PAIMI program. As a passionate advocate, Emily has consistently demonstrated her commitment to creating positive change within the legal system.
During her time at Maine Law, Emily served as the 2022 Roger A. Putnam fellow in the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic’s General Practice Clinic. In this role, she used a trauma-informed, client centered approach to represent individuals in a wide range of legal matters including criminal defense, youth justice defense, family matters, and protection from abuse cases. As a law student, she also founded Maine Law Together, a student organization dedicated to promoting student wellness and trauma-informed approaches through peer support.
Emily’s commitment to advancing equitable justice through progressive legal practices is also evidenced by her work as a legal advocate in a local domestic violence resource agency, supporting survivors as they navigated protection orders and family matters, during both law school and her undergraduate years.
Outside of work, Emily finds joy in spending time with her fiancé, their two adorable orange cats, as well as close friends and family.