Ida B. Wells Award Honoree

About Stesha A. Emmanuel

Stesha A. Emmanuel

Stesha A. Emmanuel is a Partner at McCarter & English, LLP and specializes in product liability, pharmaceutical matters and employment law. She hails from Boston, by way of Dorchester, where she attended Boston Public Schools and the MATCH Charter High School. Ms. Emmanuel obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Africana Studies from Brown University in 2008.

During her time at Brown, she studied comparative politics and dance abroad at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. Ms. Emmanuel is a 2011 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.

Ms. Emmanuel’s legal experience includes serving as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Frederick L. Brown of the Massachusetts Appeals Court for two years. She is licensed to practice law in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Ms. Emmanuel has been the recipient of several awards including the 2021 WBA Emerging Women Leaders in the Law award; 2021 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law - Pro Bono; Get Konnected’s Most Impactful Black Women Leaders in the Law award; Get Konnected’s Most Impactful Black Women Leaders in Boston; 2020 Boston Business Journal Top 40 Under 40; and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as an Up and Coming Lawyer in 2017.

Ms. Emmanuel is a former President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and Director of the Women’s Bar Association. Among the many titles she holds, Stesha is happy to also wear the title of mom to five year old Evans and six month old Isaiah with her husband Yvenson, whom she loves despite him being a fan of the Miami Dolphins as she is a die-hard New England Patriots fan.