Emily R. Perez

Emily R. Perez

Ms. Perez is a principal in the firm of Hammond and Shinners, P.C. Her practice focuses on traditional labor and employee benefits law, representing labor unions and multiemployer benefit funds.


Ms. Perez received a B.A. in Sociology with an Employment Relations emphasis from Southern Illinois University in 2003 and a J.D. and Certificate in Employment Law from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2006, where she was a Dean’s Scholar.


Ms. Perez is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois.


Ms. Perez is a member of the AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Section of Labor and Employment Law (the “Section”), the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (“BAMSL”) and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Ms. Perez is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and currently serves on the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Section Council.

Ms. Perez is a former Union Co-Chair for the Section’s Committee on Practice and Procedure Under the National Labor Relations Act (also known as the “P&P Committee”) and former Co-Chair for the Annual Section Conference. She is on the editorial board for the P&P Committee’s BNA publication, How to Take a Case Before the NLRB. Ms. Perez is a past recipient of the Section’s Young Lawyer Fellowship.