Emily Stine is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group. 

Emily began her legal career at Smith, Johnson & Antholt, LLC, where she gained extensive experience litigating civil rights lawsuits including police brutality, wrongful conviction, and First Amendment retaliation.

Prior to joining Freeborn, Emily was a Judicial Extern for the Hon. John Z. Lee, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, where she helped draft judicial opinions concerning the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and due process wrongful conviction claims pursuant to Section 1983. During law school, Emily worked as a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Ronald A. Guzman researching, analyzing, drafting, and editing opinions.

Honors & Awards: 
  • Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers - 2019 (cited in multiple years)
  • Emily J. Stine, Comment, "When Yes Means No, Legally: An Eighth Amendment Challenge to Classifying Consenting Teenagers as Sex Offenders," 60 DePaul L. Rev. 1169 (Summer 2011)


J.D., DePaul University College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif; Managing Editor of Lead Articles, DePaul Law Review
B.A., Purdue University, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

State Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Federal Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois