Emmie Gooch uses her love of research, writing, and analyzing complicated issues in order to bring clients results at all stages of litigation—whether through drafting dispositive motions, researching key issues for trial argument, or handling the details of discovery and document production. As a former medical and technical editor and elementary school teacher, her attention to detail and ability to distill the key takeaways for the judge or jury are two of her strengths.

Emmie’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on representation of clients in the oil and gas industries, including contractual disputes, business torts, and corporate trustee issues. 

She has a passion for helping children in our community through volunteer efforts and pro bono legal work. One of her favorite pro bono cases was assisting a very bright Texas Children’s Hospital patient with attending mainstream kindergarten despite her physical disability. In addition, she is actively involved with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance, which provides support to families affected by pediatric cancer.

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  • The Woodlands Bar Association, former Vice President, CLE and former Board of Directors
  • Houston Bar Association
  • “Keeping Leases Alive: The Evolving Law of Lease Termination in Today’s Unconventional Shale Plays.” presenter, 59th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Spokane, WA, July 2013. 


J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2002, Managing Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review; Moot Court Board

B.A., Texas Lutheran University, 1994, ?summa cum laude



Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

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

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

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

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

Press Release
Haynes and Boone Recognized in 2019 Legal 500 U.S. Rankings
June 12, 2019

Haynes and Boone, LLP has earned its first Legal 500 U.S. ranking in the Industry Focus category for Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas. The firm also was recognized in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial category for M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500 million). The Legal 500 series analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world, based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, law firm submissions, [...]