Emma grew up in Houston, Texas. She later moved to San Marcos, Texas and received a Bachelor of Arts in English at Texas State University. In college, she discovered her passion for justice and advocacy. After graduating from college, Emma knew she wanted to return to her roots and practice law in Houston.
Emma received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. At UH, she gained valuable courtroom experience while interning for the Honorable Nancy K. Johnson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. As an intern, she received exposure to high-profile trials and assisted the judge in drafting substantive legal opinions. In order to gain experience in different areas of litigation during law school, Emma also interned for the Texas Civil Rights Project and the University of Houston’s Office of the General Counsel. Throughout her law school career, she worked at three Houston-based litigation firms, including Doyle Dennis LLP. While working for Doyle Dennis, Emma discovered her passion for helping others. In fact, she returned to work at Doyle Dennis every subsequent year.
Since joining Doyle Dennis as an Associate Attorney, Emma has represented injured railroad workers who were injured in Texas, Louisiana, and other jurisdictions. Emma plays an important role during the initial stages of the firm’s FELA cases. After an injured railroad worker contacts Doyle Dennis LLP, Emma conducts a thorough case evaluation of his or her potential claims. And once the firm accepts a client’s case, Emma strategizes the client’s avenues for recovery. Emma’s FELA experience also includes pursuing and obtaining relevant evidence from railroad companies, including internal documents, records, and reports. Emma understands that the earliest stages of a case can be the most crucial, and she is proud to initiate each FELA case with strength, compassion, and integrity.
In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, volunteering at The Montrose Center, and serving on the Board of Directors for the Texas Freedom Network and the Prism Foundation.
- University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
- Juris Doctor – 2021
- Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
- Bachelor of Arts in English – 2018
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Texas, 2021
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Association for Justice
- National LGBT Bar
- Asian American Bar Association of Houston
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Honors and Awards
- Phyllis R. Frye Writing Competition Award
- Debra Hunt Emerging Leader Award
- Billings, Exum & Frye Moot Court Competition’s “Fifth Best Oral
Advocate” (of 96)
- Barksdale Stevens Award
- Ralph Trent and Lucia Cheney Award for Poetry