• Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association


  • Columbia Law School, JD
  • Rice University, BA, cum laude
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Emery Gullickson Richards


Houston, TX v. +1.713.632.8679 f. +1.713.583.9742

Emery Richards concentrates her practice on labor and employment matters.

Ms. Richards has experience representing governmental entities and officials, as well as businesses in the energy, manufacturing, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries. She has participated in all aspects of litigation, including discovery, trial, and appeal. She has also helped develop compliance training programs.

During law school, she spent a year as a visiting student at the University of Houston Law Center and served as a field reports editor for the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. She also served as an editor of the Symposium Issue of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Ms. Richards is fluent in Spanish.


  • Represented a manufacturing company in prosecuting non-compete agreements with former employees.
  • Defended a major healthcare system in a class action alleging a conspiracy to suppress employee wages.
  • Represented a large municipality in litigation alleging antitrust and equal protection claims stemming from regulations involving employee apparel requirements.
  • Defended a high-ranking municipal official in a three-week trial regarding the denial of a petition to repeal by referendum the city’s equal rights ordinance; the judge found the petition invalid after the jury returned a verdict finding widespread forgery and false oaths throughout the petition.