Associate Trial Attorney
Compassion, empathy, and honesty are values that guide Emma Sholder in her work as an Associate Attorney at Adamson Ahdoot LLP. “Helping people who can’t or who aren’t in a position to help themselves or who need help helping themselves,” Emma explained, is the reason she became one.
She has dedicated her career to working with plaintiffs, helping them understand and navigate the complexities of their cases. Her focus on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and dangerous conditions stem from a deep desire to obtain full, fair, and complete compensation for individuals wronged by insurance carriers, corporate entities, and government agencies.
Emma received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law and graduated as a Dean’s Merit Scholar in May 2021. While in law school, Emma worked as an extern for the Honorable Otis D. Wright II of the Central District of California, as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, and as a legal intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She also chaired the Interschool Moot Court Team, worked as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing, and was the President of Phi Delta Phi, a legal honors society.
But it was during her time at Texas Christian University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice in 2016, that she decided to become an attorney. She credits her criminal justice courses for helping her realize her calling in law.
The central question that Emma asks herself as she interacts with her clients is, “What can we do for our clients to make them feel seen and heard in this most vulnerable moment of their life?” She credits Adamson Ahdoot with providing a platform where she can affirm and answer this question by putting her client’s concerns first.
Emma is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts. She is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA).
When she is not fighting for her clients, Emma enjoys spending time with her husband and two golden retrievers.
AT ADAMSON AHDOOT SINCE:
- August 2021
AWARDS AND HONORS:
- Dean’s Merit Scholarship
- Summa Cum Laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Alpha Kappa Delta
- TCU Academic Achievement Scholarship
- Dean’s Honor List
- TCU Scholar Fall
- Federal Bureau of Prisons – Legal Intern – Los Angeles, CA
- United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California Criminal Division – Extern – Los Angeles, CA
- Pepperdine Caruso School of Law – Teaching Assistant to Professor Mark Kubisch – Malibu, CA
- United States District Court for the Central District of California – Judicial Extern to the Honorable Otis D. Wright II – Los Angeles, CA
- Los Angeles Superior Court – Judicial Assistant to the Honorable Lawrence Cho – Los Angeles, CA
- Bet Tzedek Legal Services – Los Angeles, CA