Overview

Emily Ann Albrecht focuses her practice on funeral law, including mortuary defense litigation, administrative adjudication matters for the Washington State Funeral and Cemetery Board, FTC Funeral Rule compliance, internal inspections and investigations, risk management, best practices and liability avoidance for funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, funeral directors and embalmers. Emily also serves as General Counsel for the Washington State Funeral Directors Association. Emily is the Chair-Elect of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Washington Young Lawyers Committee. Each year since 2017 Emily was named a SuperLawyers® “Rising Star”. Emily is also an Associate Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Education

J.D. – Seattle University School of Law (2013)
B.A., Government & Psychology – Georgetown University (2009)

Community

Chair-Elect – WSBA Washington Young Lawyers Committee (2021)
Member – WSBA COVID-19 Task Force (2020-present)
Member – WSBA Washington Young Lawyers Committee (2017-2020)
WA District Representative– American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2018-2020)
Associate Editor – American Bar Association Young Lawyers TYL Magazine (2017-2020)
Member – WSBA Trial Advocacy Program Steering Committee (2015-2017)

Presentations and Publications

Recognition

Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” 2017 through 2020

Q & A

What is your favorite thing about funeral law? 

The intersection between the law and death, and the amazing people I have the pleasure of working with in the funeral industry.

If you weren’t a lawyer what career do you see yourself in?

Forensic pathology or true crime journalism.

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?

Sipping a quality rosé with my husband, Joey, and our dog, Ted Jones!