EMMETT PEPPER was born in Charleston, West Virginia and obtained his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 2000. For nine years, Emmett worked on energy, consumer, and environmental policy in New York, Virginia, and Connecticut. In 2012, Emmett graduated from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. After clerking as a writ clerk with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Emmett began working with Pepper & Nason. At Pepper & Nason, Emmett focuses on foreclosure issues, all chapters of bankruptcies, reducing student loan liabilities, represents clients facing traffic offenses, and administrative law issues. Emmett has represented consumer and clean energy organizations at the West Virginia Public Service Commission, advocating for lower electric bills and better options for people to take control of their energy bills by being less reliant on big utility monopolies. Emmett is a member of Charleston City Council, having been appointed in November of 2021, after the tragic death of John Kennedy Bailey, and elected to a full term in November of 2022.