Was born in San Antonio, Texas, and is a third-generation San Antonian. Emily attended Southern Methodist University for undergraduate studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2004. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in 2007. During law school, Emily competed nationally in moot court competitions, and was a member of the college’s Academic Honor Board. Emily was admitted to practice law in the State of Texas in 2007, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
Emily is a seasoned civil defense, insurance coverage, and first-party bad faith attorney. She is experienced in complex coverage and claims handling issues and opinions; mass claims and Texas multi-district litigation defense. She has mediated and resolved over five hundred first-party property bad faith cases, and served as counsel of record on hundreds more. She has been defending insurance carriers for nearly ten years in weather/catastrophe and high-exposure first-party property damage claim lawsuits, including, but not limited to, state court Hurricane Ike windstorm claims and federal flood claims, the March and April 2012 Rio Grande Valley windstorm and hail storm claims, and fraud claims involving intentional flooding and arson cases throughout Texas. She has also served as liaison counsel for insurance carriers in Texas multi-district litigation, and advises institutional clients on case-specific and enterprise-wide litigation concerns.
Emily and her husband Phil enjoy traveling and spending time with their three small dogs, Zsa Zsa, Jean-Pierre and Little Bear.