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Emily S. Rucker

Associate | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2764

    f. +1.616.752.2500


Emily Rucker’s practice focuses on supply chain, construction and general commercial litigation. She represents automotive, manufacturing and construction industry clients in a variety of disputes. She also has significant experience in helping her clients deal with financially distressed customers and contract counterparties. Emily provides creative solutions both in and out of the courtroom and helps clients comprehend the risks and benefits to going to trial or in seeking alternative dispute resolution. Emily’s straightforward, efficient and thoughtful approach is an asset to clients, and it’s what makes her a valuable member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Warner.


  • Michigan State University College of Law J.D. 2014 summa cum laude
  • Central Michigan University B.S. 2011 summa cum laude


  • 2014, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
    Bankruptcy Section (Western District of Michigan)
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association


  • Represents commercial clients in supplier and customer disputes and contract termination situations.
  • Represents parties in construction disputes, including construction lien and payment disputes and defect claims.
  • Serves as trial counsel in litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
  • Counsels banking clients on subpoena response and garnishment.

Honors & Awards

  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2018-Present
  • Associate Editor, Michigan State Law Review
  • Recipient, Dean Charles H. King Scholarship
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Awards in Research, Writing, and Analysis, Torts I, Civil Procedure I, the Regulatory State, Criminal Law, Health Care Law, Family Law, and Sales and Leases


Professional Affiliations

  • Turnaround Management Association, West Michigan Chapter
  • NextGen Committee Member
  • Inforum - A Professional Women's Alliance
    2015 Class

Community Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus
    Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Speaking Engagements

  • "Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction Issues: SOS," 31st Annual FBA (Western District of Michigan) Bankruptcy Section Seminar, July 27-28, 2019
  • “Overhaul on Michigan’s New Garnishment Statute,” Employers Association of West Michigan, June 23, 2015

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