Emma Brockway

Emma grew up in Houston, Texas. She later moved to San Marcos, Texas and received a Bachelor of Arts in English at Texas State University. In college, she discovered her passion for justice and advocacy.

Emma’s introduction to the legal profession began with labor and employment litigation. Before Emma became an attorney, she worked at a labor and employment law firm that represents employers and companies. There, Emma assisted the firm with researching a wide variety of labor and employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, termination. Emma’s experience with researching complex employment law issues and assisting the firm counsel employers has provided her with a unique perspective in representing employees at Doyle Dennis LLP.          

Emma received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. She gained valuable experience while interning for the Honorable Nancy K. Johnson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. As a judicial intern, Emma assisted the judge in drafting a legal opinion that analyzed an employee’s allegation of First Amendment retaliation by his employer. While in law school, Emma also interned for the University of Houston’s Office of the General Counsel. The University of Houston has one of the largest student bodies in Texas and employs thousands of employees. During her internship, Emma assisted UH’s lawyers with the university’s employment law matters.          

Emma joined Doyle Dennis as a Law Clerk during her first summer of law school. While working for the firm, she discovered her passion for protecting workers. In fact, she returned to work at Doyle Dennis every subsequent year. Since joining Doyle Dennis as an Associate Attorney, Emma has represented employees and workers in a variety of industries. Emma zealously advocates for people who were wrongfully fired or retaliated against by their employers. Notably, Emma has drafted and argued complex legal motions on behalf of: health care professionals who were fired for reporting safety violations, employees who faced retaliation for their union activities, and workers who were wrongfully terminated after becoming injured on the job and filing a workers’ compensation claim. Recently, Emma successfully opposed a manufacturing corporation’s motion for summary judgment, which attempted to throw out the plaintiff employee’s retaliation lawsuit. Emma is proud to fight for workers across the state.  

In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, volunteering at The Montrose Center, and serving on the Board of Directors for the Texas Freedom Network and the Prism Foundation.  


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • Juris Doctor – 2021
  • Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts in English – 2018
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • National LGBT Bar
  • Asian American Bar Association of Houston
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Phyllis R. Frye Writing Competition Award
  • Debra Hunt Emerging Leader Award
  • Billings, Exum & Frye Moot Court Competition’s “Fifth Best Oral
    Advocate” (of 96)
  • Barksdale Stevens Award
  • Ralph Trent and Lucia Cheney Award for Poetry