Emily E. Cunniff
Emily joined Delaney McKinney in January 2018. Her social work experience in substance abuse underpins her efforts with clients dealing with challenging personal issues and difficult times of transition. As an attorney, she is focusing on family law in Maryland and D.C. Prior to joining Delany McKinney, Emily served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Senior Judges at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and was appointed to the Criminal Justice Act appellate panel.
During law school, Emily was a Publications Editor for the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law. She trained as a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic where she worked specifically with adolescents. Emily also taught for three local Prince George’s County high schools through the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, a program which aims to teach students about their constitutional rights. Emily interned with a variety of public service organizations including Our Place DC. Prince George’s County Public Defender’s Office, and the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia. In addition, she served as a law clerk intern to the Honorable Reggie B. Walton in the District Court for the District of Columbia. Emily was recognized for “exceptional service hours” in her pro bono work during law school and was a recipient of the Mussey & Gillett Fellowship.
Emily was born in Massachusetts and spent many years in Florida before deciding to split the difference and relocate to D.C., where she is always in search of the perfect taco.