Emily Carlton is a litigation associate in Jackson Walker’s Dallas office, where she practices commercial and business litigation, with a focus on media and First Amendment litigation. She represents journalists, news outlets, entertainment companies, and other media organizations in a wide array of matters. She represents media clients in disputes over content, including in defamation, privacy, newsgathering, and copyright matters. She has also authored numerous amicus briefs in media and First Amendment matters on behalf of media coalitions, trade groups, and public interest organizations.
Emily also represents public and privately-held companies in state and federal court in a variety of nonmedia matters, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other complex commercial litigation. She has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including preparing and arguing motions, discovery, and trial strategy.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Emily practiced at an international law firm. During law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
B.A., cum laude, Texas Christian University
- TCU Honors College
J.D., summa cum laude, Southern Methodist University
- SMU Law Review Association, President
- SMU Criminal Justice Clinic, Student Attorney
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas