Emily Belanger Associate




Emily Belanger represents clients and insurers in the field of insurance defense and general litigation. Emily’s practice focuses on all aspects of litigation, including pre-suit investigation, discovery and trial. In addition to arguing before the Court of Special Appeals, Emily has conducted bench trials and second-chaired jury trials in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Emily worked at a local defense firm. 

Emily shows exceptional dedication to her clients, with an approach to litigation focused foremost on meeting and exceeding their expectations and achieving the best result at the end of the day.

Areas of Focus

Complex Tort & General Casualty
Emily has experience advising and representing clients in a range of areas, including risk analysis, claims and litigation. 

Emily has represented a number of clients with respect to claims of construction defect and breach of contract, in addition to matters involving allegations of injury on construction sites and disputes among general contractors and subcontractors. 

Insurance & Reinsurance Defense
Emily has represented clients in numerous claims in the realm of insurance defense. She has handled premises liability claims involving allegations of false imprisonment, slip and falls, falling merchandise, defective parking lot conditions and other such matters. 

Product Liability, Prevention & Government Compliance
Emily has handled matters involving allegations of breach of warranty and failure to warn. 

Emily has experience handling a wide range of matters involving transportation claims, including those accidents involving passenger vehicles as well as tractor trailers and common carriers. In addition to litigation experience, Emily also has conducted emergency response investigations.

Representative Matters

Recently obtained summary judgment in favor of a client in federal court involving a slip and fall and issues of creating a dangerous condition and constructive knowledge. 

Obtained a successful decision affirming the lower court verdict in favor of a client in a breach of contract claim.  

Achieved summary judgment in favor of a common carrier in the District of Columbia on the basis of the  “sudden emergency” doctrine. 

After two recent bench trials, obtained two defense verdicts in motor vehicle accidents involving “word versus word” allegations.  

In a property damage claim, obtained a defense verdict after arguing that plaintiff lacked sufficient expert testimony to support its claim of damages and replacement costs.