Emily Donaldson

Adjunct Faculty
Primary office:


Emily Donaldson has been practicing in the areas of elder law and estate planning for over 15 years. She has been designated by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). Her practice consists of advising clients on the complex issues encountered in long-term care planning, as well as designing and structuring estate plans with an emphasis on asset protection goals, whether it be preserving the family farm/business or planning for special needs. Among many leadership roles, Donaldson has been the president of the Kansas Bar Association Elder Law Section continuously since 2010 and is a member of the Probate Advisory Committee of the Kansas Judicial Council. 

Courses Taught:
  • Estate Planning: Principles


LL.M., Estate Planning, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2003; J.D., City University of New York School of Law, 2000; B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1997


Estate Planning: Principles


Kansas Bar Association, Member KBA Professional Ethics Panel; Kansas Women's Attorney Association; Leadership Lawrence Class of 2006; National Academic of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA); Womens' Attorneys Association of Topeka; Topeka Bar Association; Douglas County Bar Association