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Emily M. Scott

Hirschler Fleischer PC
Richmond

Title: Partner

Birthplace: Richmond

Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; master’s degree, University of Texas at Austin; law degree, University of Richmond

Spouse:  Thomas H. Scott III

Children:  Zoe and Henry

Hobbies or pastimes:  Following Carolina basketball

First job as a lawyer:  McCandlish Holton PC

Fan of: UNC Tar Heels

Favorite vacation spot:  Outer Banks

Recently read book: “Hold Still” by Sally Mann

Career mentors:  Laura Lee Garrett and Courtney M. Paulk

How is the uncertainty about the direction of national health policy affecting your clients? There is definitely concern regarding how the uncertainty in the insurance markets and the announced end of cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will affect providers.  But on a day-to-day basis, hospitals are still focused on providing the best care possible to their communities.

You have a master’s degree in classics. How has that background influenced your legal career? I love that the rhetorical devices that made Roman oratory persuasive are still useful in making legal arguments today. I occasionally throw in a tricolon or synecdoche in oral argument.  And knowing Latin definitely got me some interesting and unusual translating jobs in law school.


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