Emily Tidmore is an experienced business litigation and appellate attorney who has earned numerous accolades for her work, including being named three times as Birmingham’s “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation- Banking and Finance (2021), Bet-the-Company Litigation (2019), and Litigation- Intellectual Property (2018). Best Lawyers has also recognized her in the categories of Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation- Labor and Employment. Emily has an AV-preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been designated as a Mid-South Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers.
Emily has represented clients in varied complex commercial litigation and appeals throughout the country, including in the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits and state appellate courts. Her experience includes commercial and labor-and-employment class actions, business torts, intellectual property disputes, transportation regulation, and punitive damages and federal preemption issues. Emily has successfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for writ of certiorari, and served as counsel to a municipal bond insurer and significant creditor of Jefferson County, Alabama in connection with the County’s chapter 9 bankruptcy filing. She was a co-editor of the second edition of Municipalities in Peril, the ABI Guide to Chapter 9.
Prior to joining Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC, Emily clerked for Judge Ed Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.