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Sterling Jonathan Emerson, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1958, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1958, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1958.


Emerson, Sterling Jonathan was born on July 2, 1929 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of Sterling H. and Mary Foote (Randall) Emerson.


Bachelor in Economics with honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1955;Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1957.


Worked at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) specializing in General Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1958, Pa. Assistant Editor, University of Michigan Law Review, 1957.

Chairman, Probate Trust Law Section and Member, Board of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1981. Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Our firm was founded in Philadelphia in 1912.

Eighteen years later, founding partner Owen J. Roberts was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Although the firm's offices practice now ranges far beyond Philadelphia, Montgomery McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP has aspired from the first to the tradition of the Philadelphia Lawyer.


With United States Army, 1950-1952. Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel. Member American Bar Association, Fiduciary Law Society, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association (former Board of Governors, former chairman of the section on probate and trust law), Delaware County Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, gardening, traveling.


Married Virginia Beabes, July 3, 1954. Children: Margaret Ellen, Henry Rollins, Peter Randall.