Emily G. Massey

Labor and Employment Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email egmassey@wardandsmith.com
919.277.9168 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Emily's practice focuses on a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including personnel policies and handbooks, background checks, employment discrimination and harassment, employee discipline and termination, drug and alcohol testing, and various wage and hour matters.  Prior to attending law school, Emily counseled clients in various public relations matters during a four-year career with Capstrat, a full-service communications agency.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Campbell Law School, 2017; Editor in Chief, Campbell Law Review; Teaching Scholar, Legal Research & Writing; Member, Campbell Law Moot Court Team; Quarterfinalist, 2015 Richard A. Lord Intramural Moot Court Competition; Quarterfinalist, 2015 Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Mock Trial Competition; 2017 National Association of Women Lawyers Award
  • B.A., summa cum laude, North Carolina State University, 2010
  • Park Scholar, North Carolina State University, 2006-2010

Honors and Distinctions*

  • "Rising Star," North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2021

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Park Scholarships Program
  • North Carolina State University Alumni Association
  • Alexander Family YMCA Annual Campaign
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (Leadership Raleigh)
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Education Law Section
  • Triangle Business Forum

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2017
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina

* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2021
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2022
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 2021

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