Emily Bayer-Pacht began working at Hoff Curtis in 2011. After working at the firm for almost a year, Emily was offered a trial court clerkship in Vermont. She accepted this position and worked at the trial level clerking for three judges in the Criminal, Family and Civil Divisions of the Vermont Superior Court. After a rewarding clerkship experience, Emily returned to Hoff Curtis as an Associate.
Emily’s practice focuses on criminal defense and family law matters. Since 2014, Emily has represented clients in Addison and Chittenden counties charged with a variety of offenses, ranging from DUIs to Domestic and Sexual Assaults to Drug Crimes. Emily’s approach is client-centered and she strives to work closely with each client to develop the very best defense strategy possible. Emily is a tireless advocate for her clients both in and out of the courtroom. Emily also practices family law and employs the same client-centered, aggressive advocacy to her practice in that area.
Emily graduated magna cum laude, in the top 10% of her class, from the Cardozo School of Law in New York City, where she was managing editor of the Cardozo Law Review. At the time of her graduation, Emily was awarded the Felix Frankfurter distinguished scholar award. During law school, Emily worked as a summer associate at Carter Ledyard & Milburn, a mid-sized firm in Manhattan’s financial district. Emily was offered a full-time associate position at Carter Ledyard following her law school graduation, but Emily chose to return to Vermont, where she grew up, and begin her legal career here at Hoff Curtis. Emily graduated magna cum laude from NYU in 2003 where she received her Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance.
Emily’s father, John Pacht, was a founding partner of Hoff Curtis. He is now a trial court Judge in Vermont. Emily lives in Hinesburg with her husband, Bob Katims, and their four young children, Ella, Lillian, Clara and Liam.