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Emily A. Middlebrook

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Emily A. Middlebrook is an Associate in the Labor & Employment, Municipal & Public Entities, Education and Nonprofit practice areas.

Ms. Middlebrook is a management-side labor and employer lawyer who represents private and public sector employers.  She counsels employers on issues such as wage and hour compliance, leave obligations under state and federal law, addressing discrimination and harassment issues in the workplace and compliance with all applicable employment laws and regulations.

Ms. Middlebrook regularly assists employers in developing employment policies and handbooks and addressing issues concerning employee work performance.

Ms. Middlebrook also has experience in the defense of labor and employment litigation claims before state and federal courts and administrative agencies including the defense of claims under the New York State Human Rights Law, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State Public Employees’ Fair Employment Act (the Taylor Law) and other labor and employment laws.   Ms. Middlebrook also represents management in connection with labor arbitrations, collective bargaining and in the negotiation of employment contracts.

Ms. Middlebrook is a lecturer on issues including how to avoid discrimination and harassment related issues among the workforce, managing leave obligations and marijuana in the workplace and offers in-house training to clients on these, and other issues, as well.


  • Syracuse University, College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017
    • Legal Communications and Research Assistant
    • Executive Board Member, Moot Court Honor Society
    • Member, Impunity Watch Law Journal
  • Wells College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2014
    • Phi Beta Kappa



  • Member, Stone Quarry Art Park, Board of Directors
  • Member, ALFA International, Labor & Employment Steering Committee
  • Member, National Public Employers Labor Relations Association
  • Member, New York State Public Employers Labor Relations Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Central New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Former Member, On Point for College, Inc., Board of Directors

Honors & Recognitions:

  • Selected, Upstate New York Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2021, 2022)