Emily Trostle has a particular interest in deportation defense, representation of juveniles, asylum cases, and representation of LGBTQ individuals in immigration matters. Emily has practiced immigration law since 2014. She graduated from Smith College in 2008 where she earned her B.A. in Gender Studies and Spanish. She then earned a Master of Arts from the University of Georgia in 2009. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2014.
As a student at Loyola College of Law, she served on the Public Interest Law Journal, and held leadership roles in Lambda Law Alliance and the National Lawyers Guild. While at Loyola Law, Ms. Trostle worked as a student attorney in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice, in the immigration section. After graduating, Ms. Trostle worked as Administrator of the PB&J: Pro Bono and Juveniles program, which trained and matched pro bono attorneys in the New Orleans area with Special Immigrant Juvenile cases. Subsequently, Ms. Trostle worked as the Immigrant Child Advocate Coordinator at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, and later as the Lead Attorney for the Louisiana Esperanza Project there.
Most recently, Ms. Trostle served as an Asylum Officer at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the New Orleans Asylum Office. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Ms. Trostle was awarded the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Public Service Award in the Spring of 2014. Ms. Trostle is fluent in Spanish. She loves dogs, sailing, and researching the special properties of crystals.