Emily E. Cantwell

Emily Cantwell is a litigation attorney whose practice focuses on business litigation, specifically in the areas of commercial, banking and real estate litigation, loan enforcement, employment, title disputes, and mechanic’s liens.

Business Litigation. In her representation of businesses, Emily handles all aspects of civil, commercial and real estate litigation matters. This includes all aspects of the case, from inception, to fact gathering, to completion. Her representation of her clients is founded on the ideas of superior service and the best possible results.    

Financial Institutions. Emily represents financial institutions, protecting and enforcing their rights through litigation of breach of contract actions, asset protection and other matters involving real estate and loan collateral.

Labor & Employment Law. Through her practice, Emily assists entities in navigating the employment law process, from the administrative level up to and including litigation. She serves as counsel in the defense of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour and other employment lawsuits, mediations and arbitrations. Additionally, she advises employers on daily human resources matters, including labor relations, non-compete issues and helps to conduct investigations of employee complaints.

Prior to her joining Lathrop Gage, Emily served as a congressional intern in the U.S. House of Representatives, as a communications intern for a non-profit organization, and as both a teaching assistant and faculty fellow at Saint Louis University and its School of Law, respectively.

Court Memberships

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District  Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District  Court for the Southern District of Illinois


  • St. Louis Business Journal, Most Influential Business Women, 2019
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly's 2017 Up & Coming class
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2014-2017
  • Saint Louis University Law Journal
  • National Trial Advocacy Competition Team
  • Leadership Clayton, 2011-2012 Class

Professional Affiliations

  • Women's Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Women in the Workplace Employment Scorecard Committee 
  • Clayton Chamber of Commerce, President, 2018
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge, 2015 Class, Board of Directors
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  • St. Louis

    7701 Forsyth Boulevard
    Suite 500
    Clayton, MO 63105
  • Chicago

    155 North Wacker Drive
    Suite 3000
    Chicago, IL 60606-1787
F: 314.613.2801


Robin Bryan


Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2010

University of Florida, B.A. magna cum laude, B.S. cum laude, 2007