Emma Cano's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with experience litigating matters in both federal and state courts. Her cases cover a range of commercial issues, including fraud, partnership disputes, franchise-related controversies, contract and construction disputes, bond claims, insurance coverage disputes and other litigation matters. Emma has developed a successful practice defending catastrophic injury and fatality claims in a variety of industries and has represented businesses in numerous tort matters.
Emma has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation: early case assessment, alternative dispute resolution procedures, all facets of discovery (including e-discovery), motion practice, pre-trial preparation, trial and settlement. She has tried more than 15 cases to jury verdict and various others before the bench, and has successfully defeated claims on summary judgment on behalf of her clients. Although Emma litigates cases throughout the state, her fluency in Spanish and Hispanic roots uniquely positions her to litigate cases throughout South Texas and to represent Latin American clients in disputes pending in the United States.
While Emma frequently represents clients in all types of business disputes resulting in litigation, she also has broad experience litigating in the following areas:
Occupational Safety and Health and Workplace Disasters. In recent years, Emma has handled more than 40 OSHA investigations, many of which resulted from industrial accidents and employee fatalities, for clients such as drilling contractors, construction companies, manufacturers, electrical contractors, and oil and gas-related companies. Emma's unique experience in this area allows her to effectively counsel clients on dealing with and responding to OSHA's involvement in their business operations. She has repeatedly obtained dismissal of citations against clients involved in OSHA proceedings.
Franchise Litigation. Emma routinely represents franchisor companies in litigation involving its franchisees. Emma has represented franchisors in various industries including, tax preparation companies, auto services and food service companies.
Oil and Gas Litigation. Emma has regularly litigated matters arising from oil and gas projects throughout south Texas. She has represented drilling operators, contractors and oilfield services companies in various litigation disputes including contract disputes, royalty disputes and tortious interference claims. Emma has represented numerous companies in lawsuits involving oil and gas-related accidents and employee fatalities.