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Overview

A former social services case manager, Emily’s passion for helping others makes her a natural advocate as a commercial litigator.

Emily has a deep capacity to help people in difficult circumstances. Before joining the firm as part of the Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution team, she served as a social work case manager. Emily guided a caseload of more than a dozen families, helping them identify and connect with needed resources and implement medical treatment plans. Emily pairs these same skills with her legal knowledge in order to help individuals, small businesses and international corporations navigate complex legal disputes and reach successful outcomes.

In addition to the intersection of Emily’s legal knowledge and client support background, clients appreciate that Emily served legal internships with the Hon. Ortrie D. Smith, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Solicitor, Kansas City. Emily also served for two years at Husch Blackwell on the Legal Support Team, collaborating at all levels of the firm and with clients on legal issues from estate planning to environmental compliance.


Service

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • UMKC Law Review Board, Submissions and Symposia Editor
    • Phi Delta Phi Honors Society
    • Federal Bar Association Student Division, President
    • Pro Bono Public Service Honors
  • B.A., University of Colorado
    • Sociology

Admissions

  • Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar
Outside the Office

Emily values time with family.

Emily enjoys time with immediate and extended family, especially her nieces and nephews. When they are not traveling, she and her husband stay busy with their two rescue dogs. The couple also cheers on the Chiefs, Missouri Tigers and Colorado Buffaloes.

Community Leadership

Emily is devoted to helping local dogs find forever homes.

Since 2019, Emily has collaborated with Kansas City’s Dogs by Debin, a nonprofit that fosters and cares for stray and surrendered dogs, as well as dogs from high-intake shelters. Emily has assisted this animal welfare group with animal placements and marketing efforts.

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