George J. Emershaw, III, Esquire, 1940 - 2021
The passing of a friend of podiatry, a fierce defender of podiatry rights and privileges everywhere.
Akron Attorney George J. Emershaw, III, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center after a heart attack. George was born in 1940 in Wilkes Barre, Penn. He was part of the first graduating class from Central Catholic High School in Kingston, Penn. At Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Penn., he was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Honor Society, was a member of the ROTC, and played several positions on the football team. After graduating college, he was a United States Marine Corps reservist. He married his college sweetheart, the former Ginger Donlin, in 1962. George earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law. George obtained his law license in 1968, and was still actively practicing in the firm Emershaw, Mushkat & Schneier at the time of his death. George focused on representing injured people, but his practice included complex civil and criminal actions that took him to state and federal courts all over the country.