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Jailah is an associate at Varnum. She is a skilled researcher with experience in real estate, labor and employment, bankruptcy, commercial litigation and corporate matters. Prior to joining Varnum, she served as a legal intern at the U.S. Dept. of Justice and in the general counsel office of a publicly-traded utility. She also served as a legal extern to the Honorable Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

For more information, please contact Jailah Emerson at 313/481-7346 or


Honors & Recognitions

Damon J. Keith—Wolverine Bar Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Detroit Mercy Law Deans Scholarship for Academic Excellence Recipient

Professional Affiliations

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

American Bar Association

Detroit Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Wolverine Bar Association

Community Involvement

Alternatives for Girls, Program Coordinator

Detroit Mercy Law, Federal Pro Se Clinic, former advanced student attorney

State Bar of Michigan, Face of Justice Program Mentor 

Street Law, Inc., Program Coordinator

News & Publications



University of Detroit Mercy Law School
Detroit, MI
J.D., cum laude, 2020
University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Managing Editor

Michigan State University 
East Lansing, MI
B.A. Criminal Justice - Pre Law, 2017

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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