May 13, 2014

Polsinelli welcomes Emma R. Schuering to the firm as an associate in the national Commercial Litigation Practice. Schuering brings a formidable skill-set having clerked for nearly two years for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. She joins a national team of attorneys with long history of representing Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts, as well as ADR forums and foreign jurisdictions.

“I had the good fortune of having a rotating clerkship which meant I was clerking for not just one judge but all of them,” said Schuering. “The research and writing I was conducting on complex issues for the judges translates well into understanding clients’ and their litigation needs.”

Schuering is excited to begin her law practice law with her colleagues nationally and in the Springfield office which includes two former high ranking justices including John C. Holstein, a former Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, and Philip R.Garrison, a former justice for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District.

“Their reputations are renowned in Southwest Missouri. I look forward to learning from them and building a practice,” said Schuering. “When the opportunity came, it was one I just could not refuse. I am glad to be here.”

Many of the Springfield attorneys are native Ozarkians who have practiced law in the Southwest Missouri region for many years giving them insight into Springfield’s history and culture and providing a solid basis for representing clients on various matters that impact their business nationally and in their hometown.

Before her clerkship, Schuering earned her law degree, cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2012 and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. She earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009.

Schuering hails from another Springfield, in neighboring, Illinois but has quickly found her place in the community. She is an active member of the Springfield, Missouri legal community and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. She’s also involved in a number of volunteer organizations including the Rotaract Club of Springfield, the Network for Young Professionals, and Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners.

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*Law360, March 2014