Emery Lyon is an associate in HunterMaclean’s business litigation group with a focus on employment matters. Emery has experience with employment litigation involving claims of retaliation, sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour violations, and breach of contract. She advises clients on company policies, employee relations, termination issues, and employee benefits. Emery has experience responding to complaints filed with the EEOC and other administrative agencies. She has conducted internal investigations and prepared reports in response to complaints lodged by current and former employees. She has also drafted employee handbook policies, employment contracts, offer letters, and separation agreements.

Emery earned a B.A. in English in 2010 from Siena College. In 2013, she graduated summa cum laude from New York Law School, where she served as an articles editor for the New York Law School Law Review and was a teaching assistant for five semesters. After law school, she worked for the New York City Law Department as an assistant corporation counsel in its labor and employment law division. Emery is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and the New York State Bar as well as the Southern District of Georgia and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Representative Engagements

  • Obtained complaint dismissals in over twelve discrimination matters filed with administrative agencies.
  • Successfully drafted and argued motion to compel plaintiffs’ psychological examinations in a three-plaintiff age discrimination case on the eve of trial.
  • Drafted paid family leave, anti-discrimination, and EEOC policies for implementation by multistate tequila company.
  • Prepared sexual harassment presentation for large hospital management company.

Publications & Presentations


FFCRA Leave Documentation

Now that businesses are reopening, some employees will be requesting paid leave pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). Attorneys Wade Herring and Emery Lyon discuss what documentation businesses can and cannot request from employees and what documentation the business should maintain.

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Preparing for Electronic Discovery in Litigation

Presented by Emery L. Lyon as part of Employment Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, a seminar by the National Business Institute, at Hotel Indigo in Savannah, Georgia, on December 4, 2019.

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31 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Thirty-one attorneys from HunterMaclean were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022. Founded in 1983, Best Lawyers is an annual publication that recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their areas of practice.

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Attorney Emery L. Lyon Joins HunterMaclean

HunterMaclean recently welcomed Emery L. Lyon as an associate in the Firm’s employment group. Emory has experience with employment litigation involving claims of retaliation, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, and breach of contract.

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