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University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
Order of the Coif
Hon. James B. Sult
Arizona Court of Appeals
Emily S. Cates
201 East Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Ms. Cates is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and focuses her practice on business and real estate litigation and counseling. Ms. Cates represents clients in federal and state court and has trial and appellate experience.
Class action defense, including representing insurers in breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and bad faith cases.
Representation of lenders in lawsuits involving allegations of improper lending practices, including a favorable decision for client in the Ninth Circuit Opinion titled
Zadrozny v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon, et al.
, 720 F.3d 1163 (9th Cir. 2013).
Representation of client in wrongful termination cases, with plaintiffs alleging contract and tort theories, including tortious interference, prima facie tort, and emotional distress.
Representation of mining operator in a lease dispute resulting in a jury verdict for client of $11,190,000.00.
Representation of client in non-compete/non-solicitation and trade secret dispute, including defending against temporary restraining order and injunction.
Representation of plaintiff in Section 1983 action alleging personal injuries.
Briefing and arguing various appeals before the Arizona Court of Appeals and Ninth Circuit.
Memberships and Affiliations
American Bar Association, Real Estate Litigation Section, Member
State Bar of Arizona, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, Member
Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals, Past Board Member
Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix, Former Board Member
Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division (“MCBA-YLD”), Former Board Member
MCBA-YLD Domestic Violence Committee, Former Chairperson
Children’s Angel Foundation, Former Board Member
Hon. Noel Fidel, Arizona Court of Appeals
How to Build a Healthy Workforce
AZ Business Magazine,
U.S. District Court, Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Ms. Cates is listed a "Rising Star" in Business Litigation, as recognized in the 2012 and 2013 editions of
Southwest Rising Stars.
She was recently recognized for her commitment to pro bono service at the firm's annual
John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon
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