Emily J. Bruner



Emily was raised in Whitehall and maintains a strong affection for small towns in Montana. She attended college at the University of Montana, where she converted to an avid Griz fan and earned a degree in journalism. Before attending law school, Emily worked as a reporter for a Missoula news station. As a reporter, she developed strong communication skills while interviewing politicians and police officers, writing stories, and collaborating with news teams across the state. Emily also worked as a media sales manager in Missoula for five years, conducting in-depth consultations with a variety of clients, including local small businesses and national corporations.

During law school, Emily interned at Worden Thane, where she worked in a wide variety of practice areas, including litigation, business and commercial law, estate planning, and intellectual property. Emily also completed clinical work at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, assisting in complex property transactions and taxation matters.

Emily utilizes her educational and work experience in her practice as an attorney. She understands the importance of active listening and how to effectively communicate complex information, and she is passionate about helping clients solve difficult problems. Emily is thankful she is able to serve the Montana community that has provided her with so much.

In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, fly fishing, skiing, and running with her husband, Eric, and their spirited goldendoodle, Sadie.



  • Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana
    • J.D. – 2022
  • University of Montana School of Journalism
    • B.A., Journalism, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2022
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2022

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Montana

Honors and Awards

  • Montana Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Paul Rafferty Memorial Award
    • For exceptional dedication and diligence in approach to clinical work
  • Intellectual Property Law Section Graduate Award
    • For commitment to and enthusiasm for the area of intellectual property law



  • Krakauer II: Student Privacy Over Record Disclosure, 82 Mont. L. Rev. 429 (2021)