Emily Stokes joined the Will County Public Defender's Office on March 15, 2012. She is a 2006 alumna of the University of Arizona, majoring in Political Science. Ms. Stokes is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society and graduated magna cum laude. She then attended IIT Chicago - Kent College of Law where she obtained her J.D. in 2011 with a Certificate in Criminal Litigation.
Prior to joining the Will County Public Defender's Office as an Assistant Public Defender, Ms. Stokes interned with the DuPage County Public Defender's Office in 2009 and 2010. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November, 2011.