Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Emily earned her B.A. in Political Science from Trinity University in San Antonio. After graduation, Emily worked in the public sector in Tucson, Arizona, where she coordinated a gun safety community outreach project and worked in a restorative justice program for juveniles.
In 2008, Emily moved back to Texas to attend St. Mary’s University School of Law. While completing her law degree, Emily served as a staff writer and as a member of the editorial board of The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues. Her student comment, "Waiver, Certification, and Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Limiting Transfer in Texas," was selected for publication in 2010. She served as a student representative for the State Bar of Texas Law Student Division, a member of the Student Bar Association, and a legal research and writing teaching assistant for first-year students. Emily was on the Dean's List and was the recipient of the Jackson Lewis Employment Law Scholarship and Dean’s Law Scholarship. She was also the Best Brief Award Recipient in the First-year Moot Court Competition. Emily graduated from St. Mary's cum laude in 2011. After graduation, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona and completed a one-year judicial clerkship at the Arizona Court of Appeals with the Honorable Maurice Portley.
Following the clerkship, Emily returned to Texas and began practicing law in Austin. After working for a law firm specializing in foreclosure work, she joined Cain & Skarnulis as an associate in 2013, where her practice focused on business litigation, including real estate, construction law, employment law, and tort defense. Emily opened her own law practice in 2015.
Emily loves Austin and enjoys practicing law, spending time with friends and family, and taking photographs. In working with her clients, she strives to minimize the frustration and expense involved in legal disputes by providing efficient, responsive representation to each client from start to finish.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2011||07/18/2019|
|Owner||Law Office of Emily L. Ray||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Cain & Skarnulis, PLLC||2013 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Charles E. Brown, PC||2012 - 2013|
|Clerk||Arizona Court Of Appeals Division I||2011 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas Lawyers Assistance Program||Committee member||2015 - Present|
|Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2015 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas||Volunteer Attorney||2012 - Present|
|Travis County Women Lawyer's Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues||Editorial Board||2011|
|Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues||Waiver, Certification, and Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Limiting Transfer in Texas||2010|
|St. Mary's University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||2011|
|Trinity University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Austin Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Section||Ethical Responsibilities and Lawyer Wellness - TLAP||2016|
|Austin Bar Association||Ethical Responsibilities and Lawyer Wellness - TLAP||2016|
|Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Annual Conference||Ethics CLE Panel Discussion||2012|
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