Emily's substantial experience in adversary matters informs her employment and labor law practice. She frequently helps employers defend against all manner of employment claims, both in agency proceedings and in civil lawsuits.


Prior to joining the firm, Emily worked as a criminal defense attorney and prosecutor, where she developed and honed her skills regarding investigations, addressing issues of jury appeal, handling intense negotiations and resolving questions of fairness and equity. She has tried over 50 jury trials, as well as several bench trials and contested hearings.

Emily was trained as a mediator in 2012 at Missouri State University.

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Speaking Engagements

"Trial Preparation," "Contact, Detention, Arrest," and "Civil Processing," taught as a certified POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) instructor in Missouri at the Springfield Police Department patrol academy, Springfield, MO, 2014–2016

"Criminal Law for Guardian ad Litems and Parents' Attorneys and the Negative Impact of Criminal Convictions in Family and Juvenile Cases," co-taught at Guardian ad Litem Seminar, Springfield, MO, June 17, 2016

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Missouri Bar

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Practices & Industries


  • Missouri, 2011
  • Kansas, 2016
  • Nebraska, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Columbia Law School, J.D., 2003

  • Columbia Human Rights Law Review, JLM Executive Editor

Rhodes College, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2000

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