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Emma R. Wolfe

Emma Wolfe is a partner at the firm's Nashville office and is a member of the Construction and Infrastructure practice group. Emma focuses her practice on assisting clients in a variety of disputes involving construction projects, including construction agreements, design and construction defect claims, and payment claims, among others. Emma also handles general complex commercial litigation related to contract, real estate, and development matters. She represents clients in arbitrations, as well as jury and bench trials in state and federal courts. In addition, Emma advises entities on other regulatory and standards issues including building codes, National Fire Protection Association codes and standards, and Facility Guidelines Institute guidelines.

Prior to joining the firm, Emma was a member of a full-service US law firm. She represented developers, owners, private companies, general contractors, manufacturers, and landlords. 

  • Recommended lawyer in The Legal 500
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch,” for Commercial Litigation, 2022
  • Benchmark Litigation United States, “40 and Under List,” 2019–2022
  • Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2021-2022
  • Kentucky Rising Stars list, Business Litigation, 2018–2021
  • Member, Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (2018 - present)
  • Board Member, Lexington Humane Society (January 2021 - present) 
  • Teaching Volunteer, Junior Achievement (2012 – 2022)
  • Mentor, University of Kentucky College of Law, Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity (August 2014 and August 2017)
  • Rotaract Club of Lexington
    • Member (July 2017 – July 2019)
    • Vice President (July 2016–June 2017)
    • Secretary (July 2015–June 2016)
    • International Service Committee Chair (July 2014–June 2015)
  • Events Committee, Lexington Public Library Foundation (2015–2016)
  • Street Law Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator, University of Kentucky College of Law Chapter (Spring 2010)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, University of Kentucky College of Law Henry Clay Chapter
    • Member (Spring 2010–Spring 2011)
    • President (Fall 2009–Spring 2010) 
  • Presenter, “The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): 2017 Litigation Trends, Updates and Developments,” The Knowledge Group, 23 October 2017
  • Presenter, “Social Media and eDiscovery,” 2016 Kentucky Bar Association, Kentucky Law Update, 2 December 2016 
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Co-author, “The Defend Trade Secrets Act. It’s Coming: What You Need to Know,” May 2016
  • Wright & Welling, Federal Practice and Procedure Treatise, Vol. 3, Rule 33 New Trial (§§ 581-92), 4th ed. (Research and Writing Assistant).
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