Emily Adams

Emily Adams

Appellate Attorney

About Emily Adams

Emily Adams is an appellate attorney based in Utah who focuses her practice exclusively on appeals. She counsels with clients to determine their best strategy on appeal, and she also strategizes with clients and attorneys about preparing for an appeal while in district court.

In her practice, Ms. Adams has submitted amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit; she has represented criminal defendants and civil clients on appeal to the Utah appellate courts; she has drafted motions for permission to file an interlocutory appeal in the Utah appellate courts; and she has filed petitions for certiorari. 

Ms. Adams is licensed to practice law in Utah and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit.

Ms. Adams also compiles a free weekly report of informative summaries of all cases that are released by the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. Past summaries are found under the Utah Appellate Report tab. You can receive those summaries in your inbox by signing up here.



University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Lead Managing Editor, ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law

Brigham Young University
B.A., Linguistics, cum laude


United States Supreme Court



Utah State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Publicity ManagerĀ (July 2016 to July 2017)

Serving Our Seniors Committee (August 2014 to July 2016)

J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Salt Lake Chapter

Women in the Law Section Chair (2014 to 2017)







Adams Legal, LLC (May 2014 to present)

Shannon Law, LLC (August 2013 to May 2014)

Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Joan Ericksen, Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota (August 2012 to August 2013)

Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Heidi Schellhas, Minnesota Court of Appeals (August 2011 to August 2012)

Law Clerk, Nichols Kaster (2010 to 2011)

Legal Extern for the Honorable Christine Durham, Utah Supreme Court (May to June 2009)