A Wichita native, Emily Arida earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University. Ms. Arida graduated first in her class from Washburn University School of Law in the spring of 2021.
During her time in law school, Ms. Arida served as the Managing Editor for Volume 60 of the Washburn Law Journal and authored a published Note, Biometrics in Employment Guidance “BEG”: Best Practices for Employers Begging to Use Biometrics in the Workplace, 60 Washburn L.J. 313 (2021). Ms. Arida also interned for the Honorable Eric F. Melgren of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, was a teaching assistant for a legal writing class, and served on the executive boards of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and the Labor and Employment Group of Washburn. Additionally, Ms. Arida was selected by faculty as a mentor for incoming law students.
Ms. Arida was a law clerk for Fleeson Gooing during the summer of 2019 and joined the firm as an associate attorney in August of 2021. In her free time, Ms. Arida enjoys spending time with her husband and family, exploring Wichita, and being outdoors.