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Emily L. Baggett 

City of Decatur
402 Lee Street
Decatur, AL 35601
(256)341-4512 / ebaggett@decatur-al.gov

Emily graduated from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in 2003, and from Mississippi University for Women in 2000 with Honors in Accounting. As City Prosecutor, Emily prosecutes misdemeanors and traffic cases in City of Decatur Municipal Court and on appeal in Morgan County Circuit Court. She also issues criminal law opinions to the Decatur Police Department.

While at MUW, she was president of the Student Government Association and a member of the Troubadour Social Club. At Cumberland/Samford, Emily was a member of the National Trial Team, treasurer of Cumberland Student Bar Association, and articles editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Her honors include the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Goozee, King & Horsley Senior Paper Award; Order of the Barrister; International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award in Trial Advocacy; Michael V. Rasmussen Advocate of the Year Award; Trial Advocacy Board Outstanding Senior Member; American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Outstanding Associate Editor; Starnes and Atchison Scholarship in Trial Advocacy; and Best Brief, Legal Research and Writing. Emily worked with Senator Arthur Orr in passing the Aggravated Criminal Surveillance Law in 2012. Prior to becoming City Prosecutor, she was an associate at Price and Flowers Law Firm, PC in Huntsville and was assistant district attorney at the Madison County District Attorney’s Office. Emily clerked for Judge Loyd Little, Jr. in 2003. Her bar involvement includes being a member of the Morgan County Bar Association Young Lawyers and  the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association where she was secretary in 2005-2006 and was House Committee Chair from 2004-2005 where she organized meals for the monthly bar meetings. Emily’s professional and community involvements include Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys, National College for DUI Defense, Inc., National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of First Baptist Church, on the board of directors at the Mental Health Association in Morgan County, Junior League of Morgan County and was Provision Member of the Year in 2011-2012, Church Street Academy Advisory Board, and was on the board of directors for the Morgan County Junior Miss.