Emily P. Ziober

Attorney at Law


Areas of practice:

Civil. I am a certified family mediator.

Best thing about being a lawyer:

The ability to make a positive difference in a client's life and in the community.


Reading, writing, exercise, sports, travelling.

If I had more time, I would:

Write one-on-one interviews and short stories, learn to speak Spanish, and take technology classes. 

What is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today:


Bet you didn't know:

I played Fur Elise by Beethoven with a broken finger in a splint in a piano recital.

Currently reading:

Two books:  one to learn something new and one purely for pleasure.

What was the turning point that made you decide to become an attorney:

At LSU, I won a journalism scholarship and internship my junior year to work for a U.S. Senator in Washington, D.C. I worked with attorneys there and changed direction from journalism to law school. Luckily, law involved reading, writing, and public speaking, things I had always enjoyed. I was the first one in my family to be a lawyer, and my parents were surprised.

Suggestions for young lawyers:

Pace yourself and have balance in your life.

Favorite BRBA project or event:

The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project. I'm the 2013-14 Pro Bono Committee chairperson.

Person I would like to have lunch with:

Barbara Walters to discuss some of the interesting people she has interviewed.

Favorite law school memory:

Graduating and not studying any more in the law library!


If you would like to contact Emily, her email address is:  eziober@cox.net.

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