Emily A. Fitzgerald is a senior associate in Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group who focuses her practice on appellate law and oil and gas litigation. She has represented a variety of clients before the United States Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, and various federal and state courts of appeal. Emily also has extensive trial and arbitration experience before various courts and tribunals.
Emily’s issues and appeals practice includes collaborating with trial teams throughout all stages of litigation by preparing and arguing dispositive motions, motions in limine, jury charges, and post-trial matters, as well as consulting on error preservation. Emily also maintains a trial practice focused on commercial disputes and oil and gas matters involving, among other issues, lease-termination and title actions, royalty disputes, and midstream litigation.
Before joining the firm, Emily was an associate at a multinational firm. She previously clerked for the Hon. Jeffrey S. Boyd of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Hon. Lavenski R. Smith, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
She earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of The Review of Litigation. Emily also earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Arkansas.