Biography

Emily is a senior attorney at Thompson Coe, where her practice is focused on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis in construction litigation. In representing developers, architects, engineers, and other professionals and entities in the construction field, she prioritizes communication with her clients to pursue their best interests at every stage of the litigation. She also has significant experience representing clients in cases of professional liability, general liability, insurance defense, and public entity defense.

Emily practiced as an attorney in California for six years prior to moving to Texas. She is a steadfast advocate and astutely represents her clients’ interests in sensitive matters. Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Emily specialized in the defense of health care professionals of all specialties in high-exposure cases involving catastrophic injury and alleged wrongful death. She has successfully argued numerous motions on behalf of her clients, resulting in advantageous positioning for settlement negotiations and dismissals of defendants from the litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Drafted and successfully argued a motion to strike class allegations and a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a public entity client in a publicized case of alleged negligence where the plaintiffs were seeking seven figure damages.
  • Argued and obtained numerous summary judgments for hospitals, physicians, and medical groups in cases of alleged medical malpractice and general negligence.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a public entity employer in a case of an alleged wrongful termination of an emergency first responder employee.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements on behalf of hospital and physician clients in numerous personal injury cases involving death and serious injury.

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law  (J.D., 2014)
    • Dean's List
    • Editor on the National Association of Administrative Law Journal
  • Pepperdine University  (B.A., 2011)
    • magna cum laude
    • Political Science Honors Seminar

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2020
  • California, 2014

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Professional and Community Activities

  • Austin Bar Association, Construction Section
  • Travis County Women Lawyers' Association

Firm Highlights

News Item

Thompson Coe Among Most Active Insurance Litigation Firms in the US, Study finds.

Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons was named among the most active law firms for insurance litigation over the past three years, according to LexMachina’s 2021 Insurance Report. Other firms identified in the report include...

Publication

Concurrent Causation Is Key In Texas Storm Insurance Suits

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ran from June 1 to Nov. 30, was a record-setting year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.[1] The season produced 30 named storms, including 13 hurricanes...

Experience

Thompson Coe Obtains Texas Supreme Court Victory in Shooting Accident Suit

News Item

Thompson Coe Partner Gary Pate Wins Complete Defense Verdict in Bench Trial Involving Real Estate Dispute

Publication

The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 2

The golden question: can you mandate the COVID-19 vaccine? EEOC has now given guidance surrounding vaccines in the workplace. Join Kevin Mosher and repeat guest, Stephanie Rojo from the Thompson Coe Austin office talk...

News Item

Thompson Coe Attorneys Argue Before the Texas Supreme Court

Experience

Claims Handling & Litigation: 2021 Freeze and Power Outage Catastrophe

Publication

The 2020 HR Recap

We’ve made it to the recap episode! The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Join Kevin and Elaine (Lainey) Luthens as they discuss it all including FFCRA legislation, OSHA, what they...

Experience

COVID-19 Response Team - Resources and Updates

Publication

Recruiting in 2021

What is Robert Half’s process? How do they make sure that you get the best candidate for the role? Join Kevin and Andrew McNaughtan, Director of Legal Permanent Placement from Robert Half, talk about the candidate...