Akin & Tate is excited to announce the newest addition to our firm: attorney Emma Paige.
Emma Paige is a lifelong resident of Cartersville, Georgia. She received both a bachelor's degree and J.D. from the University of Georgia. During law school, Emma worked for a defense litigation firm in Chattanooga and volunteered as an advocate for children with special needs.
After law school, Emma returned home to Cartersville to work as the sole judicial law clerk for the Cherokee Judicial Circuit serving the Hon. Shepherd L. Howell (ret.), Hon. David K. Smith, Hon. G. Carey Nelson, and Hon. D. Scott Smith. During that time, she honed her research and writing skills and developed a keen knowledge of the rules of practice and procedure in Georgia trial courts.
Prior to entering private practice, Emma worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Bartow and Gordon counties. There she tried dozens of criminal jury trial cases ranging from traffic violations to violent felonies, including aggravated assault and murder. She authored appellate briefs and successfully argued countless motions on issues including search and seizure, self-defense, admissibility of confessions, and post-conviction relief.
Emma's husband, Seth Wilhoite, worked for many years as a Bartow County fireman. He is now employed with a tech company in Atlanta. They have one son, Stanford ("Ford"). In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, cooking, and Georgia football.