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Experience

Emily Fitzgerald focuses her practice on appellate law and commercial litigation. Emily has represented a variety of clients at the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, and numerous Texas Courts of Appeals. She also has experience in mandamus proceedings and amicus practice.

Emily collaborates with trial teams throughout all stages of litigation by preparing dispositive motions, motions in limine, jury charges, judgments, and consulting on error preservation for potential appellate issues. Additionally, she maintains a trial docket focused on commercial disputes and oil and gas matters involving, among other things, lease termination litigation, royalty disputes, and title actions.

Recognized as a “Recommended Litigation Firm” in Texas in Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Received a top national ranking for Appellate Law in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Prior Employment

  • Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Lavenski Smith, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2016-2017
  • Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Jeffrey S. Boyd, Supreme Court of Texas, 2015-2016; Judicial Intern, 2013
  • Summer Law Clerk, Commissioner Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission, 2014

Honors & Affiliations

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 2015, The University of Texas School of Law, Editor in Chief, The Review of Litigation; Co-President, Women’s Law Caucus; Supreme Court Clinic; Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award; Pro Bono Program Honors Graduate
  • B.A., 2012, magna cum laude, University of Arkansas, Alpha Omicron Pi; Associated Student Government; Graduating Student Leader Award

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Ct.