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Emerald Sheay
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53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, New Jersey 07090

Emerald is a member of Lindabury’s litigation and labor & employment groups. She concentrates her practice in defense matters and animal law-related litigation.

Prior to joining the Lindabury firm, Emerald was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Lisa F. Chrystal, P.J.F.P., where she drafted tentative dispositions and mediated special civil part and family matters.

She is a graduate of Seton Hall’s School of Law where she served as President of the Family Law Society, Board Member of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board, and Member of the Paula Franzese Leadership Fellow Program.

Emerald currently sits as a member of the Animal Law Committee of the New Jersey Bar Association, and is a contributing attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. 


J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, May 2020

B.A. Music and Political Science, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, May 2017

Admissions New Jersey, 2021
United States District Court District of New Jersey, 2021
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, NJSBA Animal Law Committee

Member, Union County Bar Association

Member, Brennan Vanderbilt American Inn of Court


People Who Hurt Animals Don't Stop with Animals: The Use of Cross-Checking Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse Registries in New Jersey to Protect the Vulnerable, Animal Law 26, no. 2 (2020): 445-474

Grieving during a time with COVID-19 has “turned into a nightmare”, Star-Ledger Guest Columnist (April 15, 2020)

Back N.J. bill that lets pets have lawyers in cruelty cases, Star-Ledger Letter to the Editor (December 6, 2021)

  • Advisory Board Member, Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times Program, Seton Hall University
  • Attorney Mentor, NJ LEEP Program
  • Attorney Member, Animal Legal Defense Fund