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Clients facing litigation rely on Emily’s eye for detail and her ability to navigate the intricate discovery process of complex commercial litigation.

Emily works with clients across a broad spectrum of industries, representing them in matters as diverse as product liability, insurance coverage and disputes, breach of contract, and Section 1983 litigation. She particularly enjoys challenging cases that require creativity, patience, and intricate strategies—the more complicated a problem, the more excited Emily is to help find a resolution. Emily became a litigator because she wanted to help people by advocating on their behalf. She enjoys tackling complex problems and finding innovative ways to help clients.

Early in her legal career, Emily discovered a passion for discovery work and joined Husch Blackwell’s eDiscovery Solutions team. She knows cases are often won or lost in the discovery phase, and she knows how important well-managed discovery is to clients, both to help build their cases and to protect their information. Emily has taken a central role in eDiscovery work for major cases requiring extensive discovery, strategically steering the firm’s technological processes.

Known for her empathy and listening skills, Emily previously served as a social work case manager, guiding a caseload of more than a dozen families in identifying and connecting with needed resources and implementing medical treatment plans. Her prior career taught her how to listen and how to meet clients where they are: Emily knows how deeply stressful litigation is, and she is eager for clients to feel fully supported. She prioritizes keeping clients informed and ensuring that litigation strategies fit with their own goals and business needs.



  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2021


  • 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


  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
2023 Pro Bono Champion
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.

Emily assists several Kansas City area animal welfare groups with pet placements and marketing efforts. As the proud owner of two rescue dogs, Emily is particularly passionate about working with smaller, grassroots organizations. Since 2019, she has volunteered with several nonprofit rescues to help local animals find forever homes.