Emily Haws Wright is a member of the firm’s First Amendment and Religious Organizations and Litigation practice groups. Her practice is centered in appellate work and is focused on a broad range of constitutional and civil rights issues. She has represented numerous religious organizations as amici curiae in federal appeals, and has been a named author in United States Supreme Court amicus briefing in cases including Dalberiste v. GLE Associates, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Diocese of Albany v. New York, Carson v. Makin, Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, and 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis.

Ms. Haws Wright’s practice also focuses on crisis management, with a special emphasis in child protection and abuse prevention and response, and she has significant experience in performing internal investigations and related drafting.

Ms. Haws Wright has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Mountain States Rising Star in constitutional law.


Prior to joining Kirton McConkie, Ms. Haws Wright was an associate at Latham & Watkins in California where her practice focused on complex environmental litigation, representing clients in connection with toxic tort, water quality, hazardous waste, and other environmental and land use laws in California state and federal courts.  

During her time at Latham, Ms. Haws Wright also developed a significant state appellate practice, co-authoring three successful petitions to the California Courts of Appeal, and one successful petition to the California Supreme Court.

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