Meet Emily T. Ross - Board Certified Family Lawyer

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Emily T. Ross is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a certification held by a small group of attorneys who have achieved substantial, relevant, and specialized competence and knowledge in the field of family law. Her practice covers all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, visitation, and support issues, modification and enforcement of court orders, and property division as well as contested litigation matters involving these and other family law issues.

Emily has authored and lectured on various family law related topics and frequently reviews and opines on proposed legislation affecting the practice of family law and Texas families as part of her involvement in the Texas Family Law Foundation, an organization whose mission is to improve the family law practice and jurisprudence of the State of Texas for Texas families.

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Prior to dedicating her practice to family law, Emily litigated personal injury and insurance cases in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and gained significant courtroom experience, which enabled her to become particularly well suited to litigate family law cases in her current practice.

Whether it is an uncontested divorce or a complex matter, Emily brings the experience, practical knowledge, and sound judgment necessary to resolve every case with the efficiency, determination, and compassion each client deserves.

Emily is married to Hameed Yusuf, her former law partner who is now serving as Of Counsel to Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC. When not working , Emily enjoys being outdoors, traveling to new places, and spending time with her family.

Emily has been consistently recognized since 2020 as a Texas Rising Star and amongst the Top Women Attorneys in Texas. Texas Rising Stars must be 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for fewer than 10 years. Honorees represent the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State identified through the Super Lawyers selection process who have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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    Emily Ross Attorney at Law

    Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2020

    State Bar of Texas – 2008

    State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section and General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section

    Texas State Bar College

    Texas Family Law Foundation

    • Board of Directors, Class of 2024
    • Membership Committee 2017 – Present
    • Bill Review Committee, 2017, 2019, 2021 Legislative Sessions
      • Co-Chair, 2023 Legislative Session
    • Auction Committee, 2016 – 2019

    Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

    Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court 2013 – 2020

    • Team Co-Captain, 2018-2020

    Texas Rising Star honoree, 2020, 2021, 2022 (by Thomson Reuters Service printed in Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly)

    • Top Women Attorneys in Texas Rising Stars, 2021, 2022, 2023

    San Antonio Bar Association – Family Law Section

    • Board of Directors, Member, 2022-2023
    • Board of Directors, Secretary, 2023-2024

    Family Law Bar Association – San Antonio

    • San Antonio Outstanding Women in Law, 2023 (printed in Scene in S.A., April 2023 edition)
    • San Antonio Best Lawyer, 2023 (printed in Scene in S.A., Summer 2023 edition)

    Publications and Presentations

    • Author/Speaker: “Betting the Farm: How to Successfully Hang Your Own Shingle,” 2022 Family Law 101 Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2022
    • Co-Author/Speaker: “Child Support Determination for High Income Families: Understanding Unique Income Sources and Factors Considered when Deviating from Guidelines,” 2022 Spring CLE Conference, ABA Family Law Section, April 2022
    • Author/Speaker: “Complying with Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethics During Litigation,” (Live Webinar), Texas Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals, January 2022
    • Co-Author/Speaker: “What We Get Wrong About Misogyny…Have We Really Come a Long Way, Baby?”, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, March 2021 (Live Webinar)
    • Co-Author: “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher: Alternatives to Statutory Child Support Guidelines,” 46th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, August 2020
    • Co-Author/Speaker: “Therapists in Litigation are No Child’s Play: Cross-Examining the Treating Therapist and Avoiding Common Traps,” Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, April 2019 (Team Co-Captain and Winner, Best Presentation 2018-2019)
    • Author/Speaker: “Preparing Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice,” Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals, December 2020 (Live Webinar), February 2019
    • Co-Author/Speaker: “Lo-Tech, Hi-Tech & Beyond: Using Technology to Effectively Present Your Case,” Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, March 2017
    • Author: “Temporary Orders in a Divorce and SAPCR: Preparing Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice,” Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals, January 2016
    • Co-Author: “Iffy Inventories: Ethical Dilemmas with Inventories,” Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, January 2015
    • Co-Author/Speaker: “After DOMA: A Look Ahead for Texas,” Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, February 2014

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    Baylor Law School

    J.D. School of Law, 2008

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    Florida State University

    B.S., Criminology and Psychology, magna cum laude, 2005