Emily Jeffcott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Pensacola, FL

Morgan & Morgan
 | 700 S Palafox St, Ste. 95
Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-316-9074
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Emily C. Jeffcott is an attorney with the Morgan & Morgan law firm, and she works out of the firm's office in Pensacola, Florida. Serving clients throughout the region, Ms. Jeffcott primarily handles mass torts, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical litigation. Throughout her career, Ms. Jeffcott has served as counsel for a number of high-profile cases, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and she has served on several law and briefing committees for multidistrict litigation cases involving dangerous medications, such as Taxotere and Zofran.

In addition, Ms. Jeffcott has handled numerous Medicaid fraud cases and whistleblower claims. She recently served as lead counsel on a qui tam case involving a nuclear waste treatment plant on behalf of a class of realtors against two prominent engineering firms, and she was able to help secure a settlement of more than $150 million.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Ms. Jeffcott has earned top ratings from her peers, including a Top New Orleans Lawyer designation each year since 2013. The National Trial Lawyers voted her as a Top 40 Under 40 each year since 2014, and she has received Superb client ratings on AVVO. She also received the Louisiana Association for Justice's Community Service Award in 2015.

A 2006 graduate of the University of Houston, Ms. Jeffcott attended St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2009. While in law school, she won both the Patricia A. Scott Advocacy Award and the St. Mary’s Moot Court Advocate Award. An avid legal writer, she also received a nomination from the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and throughout her career, she has published a number of articles in various legal trade magazines and journals.

Ms. Jeffcott is licensed to practice in Louisiana, Texas, New York and the District of Columbia. She is also highly involved in her legal community, as evidence by her memberships with several local, state and national legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the New York and Louisiana State Bar Associations, and the State Bar of Texas.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (20%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (70%)

Business Litigation (10%)

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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About Emily Jeffcott

Admitted: 2009, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/emily-jeffcott/

Honors/Awards:

  • Nominated Writer, 2008, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • Louisiana Association for Justice Community Service Award, 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013; Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2018; Top New Orleans Lawyer, 2013-2018; The National Trial Lawyers TOP 40 UNDER 40, 2014-2018; Patricia A. Scott Advocacy Award, 2009, given to top graduating advocate; St. Mary’s Moot Court Advocate Award, 2009, given to top graduating moot court advocate; 3rd Best Advocate in the U.S., 2009, ABA National Appellate Advocacy, Brief Writer, Oralist

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers
  • Texas Bar Association
  • District of Columbia
  • State of New York
  • State of Texas
  • State of Louisiana
  • Association for Women Attorneys; New Orleans Bar Association; Louisiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit; Louisiana Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Board of Governors, Louisiana Association for Justice; Executive Committee, Louisiana Association for Justice; Chair, New Lawyers Division; Louisiana Association for Justice; Chair-Elect, Board of Governors; Special Olympics Louisiana Chair, Development Committee, Special Olympics Louisiana

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Article, Does He Who Owns the “Minerals” Own The Shale Gas? A Guide To Shale Mineral; Classification, 8 Tex. J. Oil, Gas, & Energy L. 27 (Winter 2012-2013), selected for National; Reprint in 50 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. J. 179 (2013); Presentation Paper, The Duties Owed by the Executive Mineral Interest: Crafting A New Fiduciary Standard in Texas, TEXAS BAR CLE, Austin, TX (Spring 2012); Article, Texas Minerals: What’s Required of the Executive Interest, WOMEN’S TRIAL LAWYERS CAUCUS (Winter 2013); Article, What’s Required to Remedy Juror Discrimination? A Brief Discussion on Batson and its Available Remedies, 13 SCHOLAR 615 (Spring 2011); Article, A Primer on Batson Including Discussion of Johnson v. California, Miller-El v. Dretke, Rice v. Collins & Snyder v. Louisiana, 42 ST. MARY’S L. J. 337 (Spring 2011); Presentation Paper, The Deepwater Horizon Disaster – An Overview of MDL Centralization and the Potential Recovery for Economic Loss, ABA YOUNG LAWYERS CONF., Santa Fe, NM (Fall 2010); Comment, The Mortgage Reform and Anti Predatory Act of 2007: Paving a Secure Path for Minorities in the Midst of the Sub Prime Debacle, 10 SCHOLAR 449 (Spring 2008); A Heightened Pleading Standard, Trial, August 2016, at 48; Client Evaluation Basics, Louisiana Advocates, August 2016, at 9; Deconstructing the False Claims Act, Louisiana Advocates, December 2015; Fiduciary Duty and its Application to Louisiana LLCs, Louisiana Advocates, August 2015; Ten Habits of Highly Effective Young Lawyers, Louisiana Advocates, March 2015.  
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Office Location for Emily Jeffcott

700 S Palafox St
Ste. 95
Pensacola, FL 32502

Phone: 850-316-9074

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Last Updated: 8/14/2019

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