Emma (Wilkinson) GodsonPractice Leader - Wills and Estates

Emma (Wilkinson) Godson is Johnston Withers’ wills and estates expert. She has been specialising in wills and estates law for over 10 years so there is not much she doesn’t know about preparing wills, obtaining probate, managing estates and resolving estate disputes. It is work that she loves – and given that many of her new clients are referred by her former clients – it is work at which she obviously excels.

Emma’s other area of practice is family law. She appears regularly in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court for hearings relating to divorce, property settlement and children’s issues.

Emma joined Johnston Withers in 2005, initially working in the Port Augusta office. While now based in Adelaide, she remains committed to the firm’s regional offices in Port Augusta and Roxby Downs. She maintains her practice in these areas and visits regularly.

Prior to joining the firm Emma practiced for 12 months in commercial law and general practice in Hobart, Tasmania. She brings a clear commercial eye and a wide perspective to all that she does. She also brings her formidable negotiation skills and her constructive approach to problem solving. She prides herself on being responsive to clients, straight talking, realistic in her advice, and cost conscious.

Emma spends her spare time with her family enjoying Adelaide’s beaches and cafes.


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws


  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Former member of the Young Lawyers Association Tasmania
  • Former member of the Tasmanian Law Society
  • Former committee member of the Animal Law Committee