Emily S. Horvath
B.A. Michigan State University, James Madison College, 1994
J.D., cum laude, Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, 1999
Professor Horvath joined the Cooley Law School faculty in 2005. She previously was an Associate Attorney with the firm of White, Schneider, Young & Chiodini, P.C. where she developed an estate planning practice for the 13-member law firm, including planning for young families, domestic partners, and estate tax avoidance.
She has experience with trust administration, federal estate and gift tax returns, Medicaid planning. She also represented conservators and guardians before the probate court. She has served as an adjunct professor at Cooley, teaching estate planning.
Professor Horvath began her career with the firm of Willingham & Coté, P.C., first as a paralegal, and then as an associate attorney.
She is a frequent speaker on basic estate administration, Michigan Probate, Medicaid, Medicare and elder law issues.
At Cooley, she teaches Business Organizations and Wills Estates & Trusts.
Horvath, Emily S., "Don’t Be Afraid to Create: Three Simple Inter-Vivos Trusts for Low to Mid-Wealth Clients,” 11 T.M. COOLEY J. PRAC. & CLINICAL L. 173 (2009).
Emily S. Horvath & Daniel W. Matthews, Trusts and Estates, 54 Wayne L. Rev. 467 (Spring 2008).