Attorney, Shareholder, Esq.

Emily A. Martin


Emily A. Martin is a Shareholder of Hook Law practicing in the areas of elder law, estate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning, litigation and dispute resolution, guardianship and conservatorship, long-term care planning, special needs planning and financial planning. To date, Ms. Martin has overseen over 100 guardianship and conservatorship matters. In addition to being admitted to the Virginia State Bar and North Carolina State Bar, she is licensed to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. Martin is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and Regent University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Emily worked as an estate planning and elder law attorney in Virginia Beach for several years.


  • Regent University School of Law | Juris Doctor, 2012
  • University of Mary Washington | Bachelor of Arts, History, Magna Cum Laude, 2009


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Virginia State Bar Association, Board of Governors and Newsletter Editor, Trusts & Estates Section
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar


  • Licensed Life & Health Insurance Producer
  • Accredited with the Department of Veterans Affairs


  • Baby You Can(‘t) Drive My Car (, July 2018)
  • Should Your Client Transfer the House to Her Kids? (, August 2018)
  • Warn Elderly Clients About the “Grandparent Scam” (, December 2018)
  • Advice for Clients with Parents in the “Gray Zone” (, February 2020)
  • IRS: Stimulus Payments Belong to Recipient, Not Nursing Home (, July 2020)
  • Virginia Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income for Business Owners (co-authored with Rachel H. Snead, Esq., Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys UnProgram, Fall 2021)
  • Duties and Responsibilities of a Representative Payee (Age In Action, Winter 2021)
  • Ethical Considerations and Potential Solutions When Representing Clients With Diminished Capacity (Elder Law Report, May 2022).