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Emma R. Horner

Senior Counsel

(619) 696-6700
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


J.D., University of California Los Angeles School of Law, 2020

  • Moot Court Honors
  • Production Editor, Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs

B.A., summa cum laude, International Studies, French Studies, Southern Methodist University, 2017

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors in the Liberal Arts


2024 Woman of Influence in Law, San Diego Business Journal

Top Attorney distinction, GRSM (San Diego), 2022-2023

Donald W. Rees National GRSM Oral Advocacy Competition for Associates and Senior Counsel, 3rd Place, 2023



  • French

Emma Rene Horner, a seasoned Senior Counsel, is a key member of the Employment Law practice group, bringing her extensive experience and expertise to the table.

Emma focuses her practice on employment and labor disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour (particularly class action and PAGA) matters. Her expertise is not confined to litigation; she also extends invaluable advice to employers and companies on various employment matters and spends time working with and mentoring GRSM’s law clerks, as she has developed GRSM’s law clerk program.

Throughout her practice, Emma maintains her unwavering dedication to her clients and to navigating complex legal challenges.


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California