Counsellors at Law


Rutgers University Camden

     • B.A. in English, 1990

Rutgers University School of Law – Camden

     • J.D., 1993

     • Recipient of Judge Francis J.

Bloustein & William S. Kulp, Jr.

Memorial Scholarship

Bar Admissions

 New Jersey, 1994

Pennsylvania, 1994

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2004

United States Supreme Court, 2015

Emily K. Givens

        Emily Givens concentrates her practice in real estate redevelopment for municipalities and private developers; commercial development applications to local Zoning and Planning Boards; and local government law. Emily also has experience litigating land use and redevelopment cases in State and Federal courts.

        Emily has represented developers and builders before many Land Use Boards throughout the State, as well as successfully processed all Federal and State development approvals for wetland and environmental issues, coastal regulation,

        Ms. Givens is an active member of the Camden County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also an active member of her community. She coaches travel soccer for the Haddon Heights Soccer Club and girls’ softball for the Haddon Heights Youth Association. She is also a founding member of the Haddon Heights Neighbors Night Out Committee and a Haddon Heights PTG member and room parent.

Published Cases

Mount Holly Citizens in Action v. Township of Mount Holly, 658 F.3d 375 (3d Cir. 2011), cert. granted, 133 S. Ct. 2824 (2013)

Borough of Paulsboro v. Essex Chemical Corp., 427 N.J. Super. 123(App. Div. 2012)

Navillus Group v. Accutherm Inc., 422 N.J.Super. 169 (App. Div. 2011)

Gallenthin Realty Development, Inc. v. Borough of Paulsboro, 191 N.J. 344 (2007)