The Kearney Firm APC Welcomes You
Experience. Respect. Results.
By working with Emily, you get more than professional legal representation. Emily treats clients like friends and family. Your legal issues are personal. Your problems are her problems, and she won't rest until she has resolved your case to your satisfaction.
Emily has been practicing law for over ten years and currently focuses on providing general outside counsel to small and medium-sized businesses. She also handles trademark applications and trademark infringement litigation. Previously, Emily was a litigator at a prominent Los Angeles-based firm, where she focused on professional liability, public entity liability, business litigation, and general liability.
In law school, Emily clerked for the Honorable Justice Richard D. Fybel of the Fourth District, Third Division of the California Court of Appeal. Emily received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2012, where she competed on the Moot Court and Trial Team and won awards for her written and oral advocacy skills at several competitions, including the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong.
In her free time, Emily can be found spending time with her husband, two young children, and goldendoodle.
What Clients have to say about Emily
Client Focused, Knowledgeable, Highly Recommended
Emily is client focused. As her client it is evident she is putting you first and helping you get the most value. Emily is knowledgeable. She outlines all details clearly so you can evaluate your best path forward. I would highly recommend Emily!
Elizabeth, Small Business Owner
Thorough and Timely
Emily has been such an amazing part of my career journey. She is a reliable resource who puts 110% in everything she does. She helped me decide which path to take with an opportunity that had a very involved compensation structure. She identified quickly areas that needed attention in our paperwork and in the compensation structure to ensure I was protected from any potential issues in the future. We can always count on Emily for any legal advice and know that we are in good hands.
C-Suite Executive Client
Small Business Owner
I reached out to Emily for guidance with my family's small business. We had some general questions and needed to file a few forms including a DBA. I felt overwhelmed trying to figure it out all on my own. What I loved most about Emily was that she didn't make me feel inadequate or talk over my head. She was very straightforward and used the right language to help me understand the process. I quickly had the tools needed to move forward. I'll be using Emily for all my legal needs moving forward!
Hailey, Small Business Owner
I reached out to Emily for help with a question regarding my employment contract as a CA resident working for an out of state company. She answered all my questions quickly and directly.
Rob, Finance Executive
Emily was so easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable, very timely in getting back to us, and provided us with our needs. She knows her stuff and has a great personality as well - such a joy to work with. Thank you for your help, guidance and expertise Emily!
Mary Katherine, Small Business Owner
Emily is so valuable for a small business owner
I really enjoyed working with Emily on creating an NDA for my small business. She took the time to understand my needs and charged me a fair price for her service. Thank you, Emily!
Karen, Small Business Owner
Supportive & Knowledgeable
Emily has been very clear and communicative about what services she can help me with as I set up my business as well as understanding that as a new and small business owner, I need to be really mindful of my budget. So she worked with me to figure out what was most important to me to hire her for as well as what would be legally responsible to do. I did not feel like she nickel and dimed me as I feared a lawyer would do but was understanding and happy to clarify things I had questions with.
Michele, Small Business Owner
Excellent and Trusted Partner
Any kind of legal process can be stressful, but Emily made me feel at ease. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and I truly felt that I could trust her counsel every step of the way. Throughout the process, she ensured that my understanding was clear and it was evident that she always had my best interest in mind. I highly recommend partnering with her for any of your legal needs!
Teresa, Marketing Executive
Emily's Legal Practices
Let Emily Represent You
Outside General Counsel
Emily Kearney provides outside general counsel services that are customized and individualized to each business on an as-needed basis. Her services include contract drafting and negotiation, Human Resources/employment law advice, trademarks, copyrights, and many other day-to-day legal matters that may arise for a business. She also reviews employment contracts, including executive contracts, and provides employment negotiation tips.
Trademark Filings and Litigation
Emily also provides legal advice and guidance to clients on all matters related to trademark filings and litigation. She helps her clients protect their intellectual property assets by assisting them in registering their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (UPSTO). She responds to UPSTO correspondence and objections to the client's application from the examining attorney. She also initiates litigation to preserve interests in intellectual property as necessary. And, she will make sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure your trademarks are protected is all other areas of your business as well.
Emily also works with clients to ensure compliance with privacy laws and regulations, including drafting privacy policies. She helps clients navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws and regulations to ensure their business's personal, sensitive, and other data is secure and compliant with applicable law.