Emily Herbert

"I’m a Nashville Defender because the cynicism, classism, and racism of the justice system disgusts me."

Meet the Defenders

Emily Herbert is a native of Nashville. She graduated proudly with honors from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2003, a M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 2005, and a J.D. from The University of Tennessee College of Law in 2011. Throughout law school, she clerked at the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office in Knoxville, Tennessee where she spent the first three years of her practice as an Assistant Public Defender. In 2014, she returned home to Nashville and joined the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office as an Assistant Public Defender. Emily is currently serving as the Social Services Program Manager.