Emily T. Acosta prosecutes drug- and medical device-related injury cases against many of the world’s largest drug and medical device companies. She began her legal career defending Fortune 500 and large insurance companies. Armed with that training and expertise, she now helps hold corporations accountable to the individuals and families harmed by defective and dangerous products.
Currently, she represents individuals suffering from:
- Severe bleeding injuries as a result of taking Pradaxa;
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) as a result of their ingestion of a variety of prescription and over-the-counter products, including Lamictal and Acetaminophen;
- Defective transvaginal mesh implants (TVM) and hernia mesh implants;
- Defective hip, shoulder, or elbow implants; and
- Other varied injuries resulting from ingestion or use of other dangerous and defective products.
Early in her career, Emily worked at a premier personal injury firm, representing injured union workers and tradespeople, and as an extern at a legal non-profit, advocating on behalf of special needs children. She also clerked for the Honorable Drella Savage in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, giving her important behind-the-scenes insight into the judicial process.
Emily is a tireless and creative advocate, who has been recognized by her peers on numerous occasions for her leadership, commitment to professional excellence, and dedication to clients. For example, every year since joining CSS, Emily has been selected to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, an invitation-only distinction reserved for the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers for high stakes legal matters. For initial consideration, an attorney must have successfully litigated a matter with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake. Thereafter, qualifying candidates are ranked based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, legal achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States are selected for inclusion in this community.
Emily was nominated and selected in 2018 as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomson Reuters—a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of Illinois attorneys who are under 40 years of age. She was also named a 2018 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers. This prestigious honor is reserved for America’s top trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. It is by invitation only and is based in part on peer nominations from fellow lawyers across the country.
A Texas native and avid TCU football fan, Emily and her dog, Barry, live in Brookhaven.
- State Bar of Georgia
- State Bar of Illinois
- State Bar of Missouri