Emily Acosta

Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
1932 North Druid Hills Road
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 419-9500

Emily Acosta prosecutes pharmaceutical and medical device-related cases on behalf of injured individuals and their families. She has spent her entire career handling complex product liability and catastrophic personal injury cases.

Currently, she represents individuals suffering from:

  • Severe bleeding injuries as a result of taking Xarelto or Pradaxa;
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) as a result of taking a prescription or over-the-counter product, like Lamictal or Acetaminophen;
  • Compulsive behaviors, including gambling, after taking Abilify or Rexulti;
  • Defective transvaginal mesh implants (TVM) and hernia mesh implants;
  • Defective inferior vena cava IVC filters;
  • Defective hip, shoulder, or elbow implants; and
  • Numerous other injuries as a result of their ingestion of other defective drugs or their use of dangerous medical devices.

As a law student, Emily worked at a premier personal injury firm and as an extern at a legal non-profit, which is devoted to advocating for the rights of special needs children. She also clerked for the Honorable Drella Savage in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago.

Following graduation, she joined a large national law firm, where she immediately began conducting depositions and authoring critical briefs. Years later, she joined a highly regarded boutique firm where she continued to play a significant role in preparing serious injury cases for trial. Throughout her career, Emily has handled hundreds of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases and taken depositions in nearly every state in the United States. She is admitted to practice in state courts in Illinois and Missouri as well as many federal courts across the country.

Emily has been recognized by her peers on numerous occasions. Most recently, Emily was nominated and selected in 2018 as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomson Reuters—a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of Illinois attorneys who are under 40 years of age. She was also named a 2018 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers. This prestigious honor is reserved for America’s top trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. It is by invitation only and is based in part on peer nominations from fellow lawyers across the country. Likewise, she was also selected among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2018.  Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.

A Texas native and avid TCU football fan, Emily and her dog, Barry, live in Brookhaven.