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Emma Cano

Emma Cano‘s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with experience litigating matters in both federal and state courts. Her cases cover a range of commercial issues, including fraud, partnership disputes, franchise-related controversies, contract and construction disputes, bond claims, insurance coverage disputes and other litigation matters. Emma has developed a successful practice defending catastrophic injury and fatality claims in a variety of industries and has represented businesses in numerous tort matters.

Emma has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation: early case assessment, alternative dispute resolution procedures, all facets of discovery (including e-discovery), motion practice, pre-trial preparation, trial and settlement. She has tried more than 15 cases to jury verdict and various others before the bench, and has successfully defeated claims on summary judgment on behalf of her clients.  Although Emma litigates cases throughout the state, her fluency in Spanish and Hispanic roots uniquely positions her to litigate cases throughout South Texas and to represent Latin American clients in disputes pending in the United States.

In recent years, Emma has handled more than 40 OSHA investigations, many of which resulted from industrial accidents and employee fatalities, for clients such as drilling contractors, construction companies, manufacturers, electrical contractors, and oil and gas-related companies. Emma’s unique experience in this area allows her to effectively counsel clients on dealing with and responding to OSHA’s involvement in their business operations.

Emma is also committed to serving her community and has developed a passion for programs that help society’s youth become productive and integral members of our community. She devotes many hours every year serving on boards for various non-profit organizations and is actively involved with different youth ministries at her church.