meet me

A Lehigh Valley Native - I grew up in Allentown, PA as a daughter of immigrants who taught me the value of work ethic and the importance of mutual respect.

My parents set a wonderful example of what it means to push forward, constantly learn, and maintain integrity.  I am proud to raise my own family in Emmaus, PA and instill those principles in my children.  My husband David and I call the Lehigh Valley our home and I will continue to do my part to help our community thrive and grow.

It is my belief that a good judge embodies a strong understanding of legal principles combined with the temperament to remain level headed, tactful, and unbiased

Over 20 years of legal experience in private practice and the government sector
My daily practice has given me an understanding of how to manage difficult situations with confidence and I have the drive and focus to help solve problems with creative solutions
I pride myself on giving each client my full focus – it is important to listen to understand the nature of the issues, communicate effectively, and work diligently to resolve conflict
Proven work ethic, integrity, experience, and temperament for the job
As an adjunct professor at Moravian College, I co-taught a course on Science and Intellectual Property

Presented to my fellow attorneys at the Lehigh County Bar Association on topics such as Guardianship Law, New Orphans’ Court Rules, Conservation/Farmland Easements

Mentored College students interested in the practice of law

Conducted educational seminars on confidentiality and courtroom practice and procedure
Bilingual in English and Arabic

Legal Experience

Deputy County Solicitor since 2006
  • 14 years in the Office of the Solicitor counseling human service agencies that serve some of the community’s most vulnerable consumers
  • I have handled hundreds of cases advocating in court and before administrative bodies in the fight against abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • I am a member of the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Elder Abuse Task Force.
  • Also served on a six person Orphans’ Court Rules Committee to determine how to integrate local practice with the new Supreme Court Rules
  • As a deputy solicitor, I handle a variety of issues with a primary focus on orphans’ court practice, municipal, legislative, contract, and agricultural preservation law.
  • When I was in private practice for a local firm, my primary focus was intellectual property matters with a focus on trademark, copyright and franchise issues

Educational Experience

  • Graduate of Dieruff High School (Allentown PA)
  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry with Honors from Moravian College (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
  • J.D. from University of Dayton School of Law; graduated at the top of my class; Member of the University’s Law Review; Published author in the University’s law journal.

Why run for

I am a mother, wife, and lawyer with strong roots in the Lehigh Valley – I value our community. Working for the County of Lehigh has given me fresh insights and impacted my legal career in a very meaningful way. I pledge to continue to work hard for the citizens of Lehigh County. It would be a privilege to serve as a Judge, and if elected, I commit to be fair, balanced, and equitable.

Eman Jarrah