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Szaferski, Emily S.

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Practice Areas: Family and Domestic Law


With nearly two decades of experience, Emily approaches issues in a practical and compassionate manner for clients. In her domestic and family law practice, Emily Szaferski concentrates on dissolutions, adoptions, paternity matters, custody disputes, child support issues, and guardianships. She handles various types of adoptions including private, agency and foster adoptions, adoptions that involve the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, and the finalization of international adoptions.

She was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® publication in 2021 in the area of family law and is a BV® Distinguished™ rated attorney based on Martindale-Hubbell's peer review ratings. Emily is a member of the Allen County Bar Association and is Vice Chair of the Family Law Section's Executive Committee. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and its 2014 American Citizenship Committee.

Emily is a member of the Bill Lewis Center for Children Board of Directors, and is a former member of the boards of directors for the Martin Luther King Montessori School and the Fort Wayne Sports Corporation. She was previously active with the local chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society where she served on their Leadership Committee. In 2013, she was one of three “Women of the Year” for the society and in 2020 was an All-Star for the Man and Woman of the Year national program.

In her spare time, Emily can be found cheering on her two sons who are active in Team Focus Basketball and playing soccer at the Fort Wayne Sport Club. Emily earned her B.S., Accounting, and B.A., Business Administration, in 2000 from the University of Saint Francis where she was a four year scholarship basketball player. She received her J.D. in 2003 from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis. Emily is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

 Best Lawyers Award Badge

Legal Assistant: Katie N. Selby

Paralegal: Michele L. Santiago

* BV® Distinguished™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. The BV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her with a high level of professional excellence.

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