CALI Award for Highest Grade in Legal Profession, 2011
Law School Scholarship Recipient
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Tulane University Law School (2012)
B.A., Dean's List, Eugene Lang College (2009)
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Emily Ross joined the firm in 2018 and is an associate in the New Orleans office. Emily practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, and surety and fidelity law. She also has extensive experience in appellate work, insurance defense, contract disputes, and real estate law.
Ms. Ross is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned her undergraduate degree from Eugene Lang College – The New School for Liberal Arts in New York City, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After college, she attended Tulane University Law School where she received a certificate in Civil Law along with her law degree. While at Tulane, Ms. Ross was elected Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law and served as the John R. Brown Admiralty Competition Chair on Moot Court Board. She was an extern for the Honorable Helen Ginger Berrigan of the Eastern District of Louisiana, and a student attorney in Tulane’s Civil Litigation clinic. She was awarded a law school scholarship, along with the CALI Award for Highest Grade in Legal Profession.
Following law school, Ms. Ross clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux of the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal. She then spent five years practicing general civil litigation at a New Orleans-based law firm. Ms. Ross also taught Advanced Appellate Advocacy from 2014-2017 at Tulane University Law School.
Newton v. Dongieux, 145 So.3d 478 (La. App. 5th Cir. 2014)
Reversed a trial court’s judgment for $93,000 against the sellers of a home in a redhibition case, successfully arguing that the home purchasers had waived any right to damages due to redhibitory defects in the property.
Villenurve v. New River Shopping Center, LLC, No. 2015-517, 2016 WL 1056577 (M.D. La. Mar. 16, 2016)
Represented the lessor of a shopping center who was sued by its lessee to invalidate an 87-year lease. Successfully obtained a dismissal after the lessee failed to establish any justification for invalidating the lease.
Cedar Lodge Plantation, LLC v. CSHV Fairway View I, LLC, et al., No. 13-129, 2017 WL 3908918 (M.D. La. Sept. 6, 2017)
Successfully obtained a dismissal of a $10 million claim against an apartment complex for environmental contamination and business loss damages. After four years of litigation, including extensive expert discovery, the trial court granted a motion for summary judgment and dismissed the claim entirely.
Events & Speaking Engagements
Presenter, Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers, National Business Institute, June 26, 2015
Presenter, The Role of the Second Chair on Appeal, Advanced Appellate Practice, Louisiana State Bar Association, November 2017
Professional and Civic Activities
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, Law Clerk to the Honorable Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux, 2012 – 2013
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013-2018
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Law, Tulane Law School, 2014-2017