Emily focuses her practice on class action and complex litigation matters.

As a former law clerk for the Honorable Beth Phillips, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, Emily gained significant experience in all phases of litigation and federal practice and procedure. During law school, she completed internships with the Honorable Fernando J. Gaitan, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri. She also authored a law review article, served as a comment editor on the UMKC Law Journals Board, and worked as a research assistant on personal jurisdiction and civil rights case law. 

Before entering law school, Emily worked as a bilingual court advocate for immigrant victims of domestic violence. As a court advocate, she managed large caseloads, communicated legal concepts in Spanish, and interacted regularly with attorneys, law enforcement officers, and trial court judges. 


Access to Justice for Undocumented Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, 84 UMKC L. Rev. 2 (Winter 2015)