About Emily

Work with the other side when possible, litigate when necessary

Emily Feinstein is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who works with clients to find solutions for disputes without litigation whenever possible and through the courts when necessary. Building on extensive knowledge of her clients’ businesses, industries and business practices, she works efficiently to resolve disputes related to:

  • Health care, including disputes for and against providers as well as billing disputes between providers and payors
  • Consumer law, especially disputes involving vacation ownership law
  • Trade secrets
  • Commercial transactions

In addition, Emily is a leader in helping survivors of domestic violence obtain protective injunctions to prevent their abusers from contacting them. Seeing a greater need than she could meet, Emily created a network of attorneys in the Madison area to represent these clients, and she regularly trains attorneys on how to represent clients in these situations.

Experience in Action

  • Representing health care providers in disputes with payors and other disputes.
  • Advising on the Wisconsin Timeshare Act and defending vacation ownership companies in disputes with consumers.
  • Defending employers in trade secrets disputes.
  • Representing clients in disputes arising from commercial transactions.

Successes

  • Successfully defeated class certification in a putative class action against a vacation ownership company.
  • Successfully obtained partial summary judgment in a dispute involving a vacation ownership company resulting in the case being dismissed with no settlement payout to the former owner.
  • Successfully obtained complete summary judgment for a provider of business process management solutions to health care providers in a dispute over medical billing services.
  • Obtained a full defense verdict of breach of contract and bad faith claims against a long-term disability insurer.
  • Represented father of child who died in Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, securing $450,000 in damages in a defamation suit.

Professional Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2022, 2023
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2019
  • Star Mentor Award Winner, Quarles & Brady LLP, 2017
  • Dane County Bar Association Pro Bono Award, for work with survivors of domestic violence, 2015
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers®-Rising Stars Edition, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2010, 2013–2016
  • Madison In Business, 40 Under 40, 2009
  • Athena Young Professional Award Nominee, 2008

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Board of Governors, President, Western District Bar Association
  • Trustee and Treasurer, Dane County Bar Association, Pro Bono Trust
  • Westmorland Neighborhood Association (President and Board Member)
  • Coach, West Madison Polar Caps Youth Hockey Association
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

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