Emily was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a dual degree B.S. in Criminal Justice and Psychology. After undergrad, she moved to Denver where she attended University of Denver Sturm College of Law and graduated with multiple honors and in the top 12% of her class.
After law school, she began working for a firm where she specialized in litigating fair housing complaints, employment law and breach of contract claims. After a highly-publicized trial that resulted in a favorable verdict, she was recruited by a high-profile firm where she litigated complex first and third-party liability and bad-faith cases from the Plaintiff’s perspective. Eventually she realized she was prone to a defense-oriented mindset, and she made the switch to defense work.
Emily joined Lasater & Martin in 2016 with extensive experience litigating and defending cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, subrogation, first and third-party bad-faith and workers’ compensation. She specializes in cases where injury causation is highly contested. She also travels the country presenting to youth sports organizations and associated conferences on various pertinent topics. Recently, Emily was named as a "Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyer in Colorado" by American Society of Legal Advocates.
Obsessed with traveling the world and completing her 100 item adventure-bucket list, when she’s not working you can typically find her in a remote destination on the other side of the world. If she’s not on a remote beach or island, she’s likely on a volleyball court somewhere in the country, as she’s often touted as an elite volleyball coach and actively works in the nationally staffed Olympic pipeline for USA Volleyball. Emily is also member of the USAV Rocky Mountain Region’s Board of Directors.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2017|
|Certification in Workplace Law||University of Denver Sturm College of Law||2012|
|Walter Reese Writing Award||University of Denver Sturm College of Law||2010|
|Scholastic Excellence Award--Lawyering Profession||University of Denver Sturm College of Law||2010|
|Attorney||Lasater & Martin||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Bachus & Schanker, LLC||2015 - 2015|
|Attorney||Thomas Pollart & Miller, LLC||2015 - 2016|
|Attorney||Tschetter Hamrick Sulzer||2013 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|North Dakota State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Law Week Colorado||Youth Sports Organizations: An Emerging and Alarming Trend||2016|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of Houston||B.S.||2009|
|Rocky Mountain USAV Regional Presentation||Employee Misclassification in Youth Sports Organizations||2016|
|Mock Deposition for 1st Party Adjusters||Surviving Insurance Bad-Faith Depositions||2016|
|Badger USAV Volleyball Region Directors' Meeting||Employee Misclassification: Why You Should Care||2016|
|American Volleyball Coaches Association 2016 Annual Conference||Surviving in Today's Litigious Society: Pro-Active Legal Advice for Youth Sports Organizations||2016|
|Moscow v. Brandt||Decision in favor of client both in trial and on appeal|
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