Emily Richter

Associate / Chicago

P: 312.690.5556

Emily Richter works with insurance carriers, handling claims which fall under the Defense Base Act. She joins SBSB Eastham with previous experience in the areas of civil defense litigation, as well as family law. While working with clients facing a divorce or child custody issues is quite different from the cases she handles today, Emily believes that experience has allowed her to bring a unique perspective to her DBA work. Both are high-stakes and aggressive areas of the law, and Emily has learned how to work effectively in charged environments with individuals from different backgrounds.

Emily was involved in competitive ski racing while attending high school, and she admits that competitive streak has never left her. It’s one of the reasons she works so hard on behalf of her clients. With each case she takes on, she’s determined to do all she can to advocate for them and achieve their goals.

Outside the office, Emily still enjoys skiing. But when she’s in the mood for something at a more relaxed pace, she likes to curl up with a good book.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Defense Base Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2022
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2016

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Illinois

Honors and Distinctions

  • Dean’s List Fall 2020; Spring and Fall 2021; Spring 2022
  • CALI Awards for Trial Advocacy I and Legal Writing III

Professional Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois