Emily L. Brough's practice focuses on statewide real estate litigation, including writs & appeals, land use regulation, property rights, and landlord/tenant matters, as well as challenges to local ordinances and administrative decisions. She has represented clients in matters involving breach of contract, homeowners' associations, fraud/misrepresentation, and quiet title. She has substantial experience in matters involving the California Environmental Quality Act, and using pro-housing laws, such as the Housing Accountability Act and local & state ADU laws to compel project approvals.
During law school, Emily L. Brough won CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in evidence, community property, and eDiscovery. She also won best opposition brief in Moot Court, 2nd best brief in the Judge John R. Brown National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and was a staff member of the University of San Francisco Law Review.
Emily L. Brough is an East Coast native, but since moving to the Bay Area over 20 years ago, is a Californian at heart. She currently resides in Santa Cruz County with her family, and enjoys cycling, hiking, beaching, and supporting local artists.
Areas of Practice
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California
- University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
- J.D. – 2012
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: CALI Awards in Community Property, Evidence, and eDiscovery
- Honors: Moot Court, Best Opposition Brief, 2010
- Honors: Judge John R. Brown National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2nd Best Brief, 2011