Emily Rhine is a litigation associate in Jackson Walker’s Dallas office, where she focuses on commercial and business litigation.
Emily represents public and privately-held companies in state and federal court in a variety of litigation matters, including media litigation, real estate litigation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other complex commercial litigation. She also manages discovery, drafts federal and state motions, and contributes to litigation 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
- Won an appeal at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for a Mississippi inmate who was fighting to have his habeas corpus petition heard. The Fifth Circuit held that the lower court had miscalculated the deadline for filing his petition by failing to include a 90-day period during which the client could have sought U.S. Supreme Court review of the underlying conviction. The opinion gives certainty to other Mississippi inmates who are trying to figure out when to file their habeas petitions and to the courts who are deciding those petitions.
November 17, 2022Newsletters
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August 29, 2022Client Results
Jennifer Freel and Emily Rhine Prevail at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Giving a Mississippi Man a Second Chance at Post-Conviction Review
In a unanimous decision issued on August 8, 2022, the Fifth Circuit held that the lower court had miscalculated the deadline by failing to include a 90-day period during which Jackson Walker’s client, Reginald Wallace, could have sought U.S. Supreme Court review of the underlying conviction.
Jennifer Freel and Emily Rhine represented Mr. Wallace pro bono, along with Bryan Gividen, who is an attorney working in-house. Jennifer argued the case on behalf of Mr. Wallace.