About us

Emily Farrar-Crockett is a distinguished member of the criminal defense bar and a skilled immigration attorney. She is a Louisville native and has been practicing law in Kentucky since 2002. She has practiced in many Kentucky district, circuit, and family courts, the Kentucky Supreme Court, and federal immigration courts throughout the country. She opened the Farrar Crockett Law Office in 2015. Emily is dedicated to providing her clients competent, honest, and vigorous representation.
 
Emily graduated from the Tulane University School of Law in 2001. While at Tulane, she received a City of New Orleans Certificate of Merit for her representation of indigent persons as a student attorney with the Tulane Criminal Litigation Clinic. As a law clerk for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, she wrote successful appeals to the Louisiana Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court. She was also a “CASA” Court Appointed Special Advocate for children.
 
Emily began her legal career at the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office in 2001. She was with the Public Defender’s Office until 2013. While at the Public Defender’s Office, she was a trial attorney in the Adult, Mental Health, and Juvenile Divisions. She was also the Deputy Division Chief for the Juvenile Trial Division for six years. Emily successfully represented countless individuals in felony, misdemeanor, civil commitment, and civil contempt cases.
 
Emily left the Public Defender’s Office to pursue a career in immigration law. She spent two years at a small firm that focused on immigration and nationality law before opening the Farrar Crockett Law Office. Emily boasts an excellent record in removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts, has successfully advocated for clients seeking asylum, and has had many visas approved on behalf of her clients.
 
Emily has received numerous accolades throughout her career. While at the Public Defender’s Office, she received Walker Awards for Excellence in Advocacy and Toddler Awards for successful felony acquittals in juvenile court. She was invited to be an associate member of the Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court and a participant in the 2007 Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy. Emily was the recipient of the 2008 Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Juvenile Justice Award and the 2009 Department of Public Advocacy In Re Gault Award for courageous representation of juvenile defendants. Emily was a District Court Judicial Candidate in Shelby, Spencer, and Anderson Counties in 2014. She has also been involved in numerous high profile criminal cases. Most notably, Emily was defense counsel for Savannah Dietrich and appeared on Nightline and Anderson Cooper’s 360 after Ms. Dietrich’s case garnered international attention.
 
Emily can often be found painting and exploring the outdoors with her family when she is not in the courtroom.