Emily Buchanan


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Tennessee, 2016, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif

B.A., Baylor University, 2010, cum laude



Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


Emily Buchanan is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Insurance Recovery Practice Groups in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Her practice focuses primarily on representing commercial policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. Emily advises clients regarding insurance programs and risk management efforts, as well as representing insureds in disputed insurance claims through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. Her experience spans a wide range of business insurance, including various liability coverages, property and casualty coverage, and other specialized forms of coverage.

Prior to joining the firm, Emily spent two years working at the University of Tennessee Office of General Counsel. During this time, she gained valuable experience in a wide array of legal matters through depositions, administrative hearings, and briefing legal issues. Emily also enrolled in an e-discovery course during her last year of law school, where she received extensive hands-on training in electronic discovery protocol and grew an appreciation for tackling discovery in a cost-effective way for her clients. Before attending law school, Emily worked for three years as a middle school teacher in the International Baccalaureate Program at a low socioeconomic school in Tyler, Texas.

Emily’s passion for helping others, coupled with a keen insight into complex insurance issues, allows her to provide clients with litigation strategies that maximize their insurance benefits in the most efficient way possible. 

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