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Top Litigator Joins Carmel & Naccasha, LLP

Top Litigator Joins Carmel & Naccasha, LLP


Emilie de la Motte, a versatile litigator who helps clients solve their most complex and difficult legal matters, has joined Carmel & Naccasha, LLP as a Partner with San Luis Obispo’s largest law firm.  

de la Motte’s diverse expertise includes product liability, construction defect, insurance defense, business litigation, employment law, premise liability, municipal law, and toxic tort. She has extensive experience representing clients in both the public and private sectors and has a strong track record of successfully bringing cases to favorable conclusions through summary judgments and pre-trial motions.  

Prior to joining Carmel & Naccasha, de la Motte served as Of Counsel as an independent contractor at law firms such as Hawkins, Parnell & Young in San Francisco, Andre Morris & Buttery in San Luis Obispo, as in-house counsel for The Wonderful Company in Los Angeles and Dunn & Pangotacos in San Francisco. She also worked for many years as a Senior Associate-Civil Litigator at Selman Breitman in San Francisco and Meyers Nave in Oakland.

de la Motte enjoys preparing complex motions, including motions to quash, protective orders, preliminary injunctions, motions to strike, and summary judgement motions.  In addition, she has years of experience aggressively working up cases for trial, including taking multi-day depositions, managing electronic discovery, negotiating in mediation, handling expert discovery, and participating in oral argument and trial. 

de la Motte also maintains a passion for legal writing which extends to teaching at the San Luis Obispo College of Law, where she instructs first year law students the art of effective legal writing. 

She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis with a double major in History and Spanish and her law degree from the King Hall School of Law at UC Davis. de la Mote is a Board Member of the Women’s Lawyer Association of San Luis Obispo, currently serving as its Secretary; a member of the San Luis Obispo Bar Association and a member of the IESA-Chilean ex-pat volunteer organization in La Serena, Chile. Fluent in Spanish and conversational in French, in her spare time Emilie enjoys playing tennis, skiing, spending time outdoors, learning Italian and is a book club enthusiast.

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