Emily Nuvan is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice focusing on criminal law.

With prior experience as a law clerk and judicial intern in U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and a strong interest in criminal justice reform, Emily has a deep understanding of prosecutorial and criminal procedures, which she brings to each client representation.


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Emily was a term law clerk under the Hon. Robert J. Shelby in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. She had previously served as a judicial intern there as well. Emily also has prior experience as a summer law clerk for the Utah Indigent Defense Commission.

Before that, Emily served as a research fellow and research assistant at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, working alongside Professors RonNell Andersen Jones, Louisa Heiny and Matthew Tokson.


  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law  (J.D., 2020)
    • Class Rank: 8th (Highest Honors)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Public Interest Law Organization (President)
    • Utah Law Review (Executive Symposium Editor)
    • National Trial Advocacy Competition (Participant)
    • Traynor Moot Court Competition (Participant)
  • University of Utah  (B.S., magna cum laude, 2016)
    • Double major in Political Science and Economics


  • Utah

Professional Activities

  • Utah Journal of Criminal Law (Member, Board of Editors, August 2020)

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Young Women’s Organization, Cambridge, England (President, June 2011-August 2013)


  • CALI Award (highest grade): Constitutional Law II, Civil Procedure II, Criminal Procedure, Family Law, Judicial Process, Cyberlaw and Internet Privacy (2020)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award (second-highest grade): Legal Methods, Legal Research, Administrative Law, Property and Torts (2020)
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