emily frost

emily frost

Emily FrostA fifth-generation Texas lawyer, Emily is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She helps employers stay focused on their business by defending them against discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. She helps employers protect themselves from litigation by conducting investigations and advising employers in matters of employee discipline and termination. She helps businesses protect their trade secrets by drafting noncompete agreements. She negotiates executive employment agreements and severance agreements for employers and employees. She negotiates noncompete agreements for physicians, veterinarians, and executives. She represents employers and employees in severance disputes, breach of contract disputes, and noncompete disputes. She represents employers in audits by the Texas Workforce Commission related to workers’ classification as employees or independent contractors. She also represents physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other health care employees who have been terminated for reporting illegal activity, including Medicare fraud and patient abuse.

Emily was inspired to become a lawyer by her father, James S. Frost. Originally from Seguin, Texas, she is a Longhorn lawyer and loves all things Austin, especially the University of Texas, Barton Springs, and Lick Ice Cream. She writes a free legal blog on business, labor, and employment law, which you can subscribe to at texasbusinessmatters.com.

Admitted to Practice: Texas; the United States District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the District of Colorado; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Click here to view Emily talking about recent trends in employment law on the radio show Money for Lunch.

Professional Background:

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 2002
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. 1997 (with honors; Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Briefing Attorney: Fourth Court of Appeals, the Honorable Karen Angelini (2003–04)


  • Austin Bar Association/Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy, 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Employment Section
  • Austin Bar Association, Employment Section (Judicial Affairs Committee member, 2004–present)
  • Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) (Legal and Legislative Committee member, 2012–2014)
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Austin (MAMAs), 2014–present


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  • 711 West 7th Street Austin, Texas 78701
  • t: (512) 640-5500

711 West 7th Street Austin, Texas 78701
t: (512) 640-5500

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