Emily Perison

Emily Perison

Emily Perison is an associate attorney at Brown Law. She joined the firm in 2023, and previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert K. Taylor, Jr. at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Emily graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2022. During law school, she worked as a student attorney in the school’s Juvenile Lifer Advocacy Clinic and served as an Associate Editor on the Maryland Law Review.

Emily is passionate about combatting the injustices of the criminal legal system by fiercely advocating for individuals facing criminal charges.


University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., 2022)
University of Maryland School of Public Policy (M.P.P., 2022)
University of Maryland (B.A., 2017)

Bar Admission

Maryland, 2022

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Amendment 821 could lead to federal sentence reductions

Help could be on the way for an estimated 11,500 people who are currently serving federal sentences in the Bureau of Prisons. Two recent changes to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines – referred to collectively as Amendment 821 – could lead to significant sentence reductions. The Guidelines changes, generally speaking, apply to two groups: (1) people…

William Mitchell Is Free!

Sometimes lawyers meet extraordinary people who happen to be living behind prison bars. That is the case with Brown Law client William Mitchell, who earlier this month was freed after a Harford County judge agreed to reduce his sentence to, essentially, time served. William first contacted me in 2012, through his parents, when he was…

PG County Murder Reversed; Brown Law’s 7th Life Sentence Overturned

A Prince George’s County judge vacated the murder conviction of Brown Law client Marlon Marshall, finding that his trial counsel was constitutionally ineffective for failing to consult a DNA expert. The case was litigated by Brown Law attorneys Justin Brown and Lylian Romero. Marshall had been convicted in a 2017 murder that occurred at a…