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Emily P. Linehan


P. 303.244.1993 | F. 303.244.1879


Emily Linehan represents clients facing complex claims across a range of practices and industries. In addition to serving as second chair in multiple mediations, her experience includes drafting dispositive motions and supporting documents—including successful oppositions. Emily also has experience in individual and class action matters involving discrimination claims, ERISA, and sexual violence.


  • Won a jury defense verdict for a ski resort in a closely watched, $97 million catastrophic injury case in Vermont.
  • Won a $340,000 damages award for a pro bono client whose landlord brought an eviction suit against them. WTO's client brought counter-claims for their landlord after physically attacking them and threatening their family, turning off their heat and water, and failing to repair electrical and dangerous conditions. The landlord's eviction case was dismissed for failure to prosecute, and an evidentiary hearing on damages was set, in which the court ordered $100,000 in additional punitive damages on top of our client's request.
  • Served as second chair in multiple mediations involving employment discrimination and retaliation claims.
  • Drafted a successful opposition motion to dismiss in a case involving age discrimination claims.
  • Assisted with drafting a successful opposition to motion for summary judgment in a case involving ERISA claims.
  • Represented individuals in pre-suit negotiations with current and future employers in discrimination cases.
  • Represented clients in both individual and class action litigation brought under Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and others.

Publications & Speaking Engagements


  • "Job Hunting in the Digital Age: Fighting Unseen Discrimination Against Older Workers," Sanford Heisler Sharp Blog, (November 3, 2021).
  • Co-Author with Judge Bernice B. Donald, "Dignity Rights and the Environment: Affirming Human Dignity through Environmental Justice," 25 Widener Law Review 153, (January 2019).
  • "Is the Injury Real?: The Seventh Circuit Extends Article III Standing to Data Breach Victims," Seventh Circuit Review, (Spring 2016).

Other Experience

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP.,
Loevy & Loevy,
    Summer Associate

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Super Lawyers 
    Rising Stars: Business Litigation, 2024

Personal Interests

Hiking, Snowboarding, International Travel

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