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The Kearney Firm 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 nine years and currently focuses on providing general outside counsel to small businesses. She also handles trademark applications and trademark infringement litigation. She has several years of general counsel experience. 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, where she researched and analyzed an issue for Justice Fybel’s work as Chair of the California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Ethics. 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 toddlers, 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

Excellent service

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

Highly Recommend

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

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Emily's Legal Practices

Let Emily Represent You


Business Law

Whether you are just launching your business, expanding into new areas, looking to pass along your company to the next generation, or looking for ongoing corporate guidance, Emily Kearney is your greatest ally.

Emily Kearney provides outside general counsel—customized and individualized legal services to businesses and non-profits who do not have in-house counsel. Businesses frequently have issues that call for legal advice, often to prevent matters from becoming legal problems, but may not need full-time in-house counsel. Her services include contract drafting and negotiation, trademarks, copyrights, and any other legal matters that may arise for businesses. 

She also reviews employment contracts, including executive contracts, and provides employment negotiation tips.

Estate Planning

Emily also provides estate planning services. She will guide you through the choices you need to make to create an estate plan uniquely tailored to your specific needs. And, she will make sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure your plan will actually work when the time comes.



As an experienced litigator, Emily Kearney is a bulldog in the courtroom. She has achieved ideal settlements and outcomes for her clients in a variety of matters, ranging from trademark and copyright disputes, personal injury cases (only for select clients), and contractual disputes.

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