Emily Anselmo is a partner at Walsworth who primarily focuses her practice on toxic tort and product liability litigation with a specialization in asbestos litigation. She is an experienced litigator representing a variety of clients in high stakes and sophisticated product liability, toxic tort, wrongful death, personal injury and premises liability cases in state and federal courts.
Emily represents a variety of clients, including equipment manufacturers and distributors in the power, oil, military defense, chemical and railroad industries.
She handles matters up through pre-trial motion work, which includes discovery, taking and defending depositions of witnesses, drafting motions for summary judgment, handling dismissal and settlement negotiations, and drafting and arguing pre-trial motions.
- Successfully obtained dismissals in numerous asbestos-related personal injury and wrongful death matters on behalf of various clients, including manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors.
- Prevailed on summary judgement in a wrongful death matter where the client was alleged to have supplied asbestos-containing materials with which the decedent was exposed while performing shipboard work.
Emily is a Northern California native. She moved to San Francisco to attend college and fell in love with the city and decided to stay for law school. A desire to learn more about her Italian heritage lead Emily to Rome, Italy where she lived for a semester during college.
In her spare time she enjoys cooking, riding her bike around town, gardening, hiking, spending time in nature, foraging for wild mushrooms and propagating succulents. She is certified with the United States Sailing Association and enjoys sailing with her family in the San Francisco Bay.
After living in San Francisco for seven years, Emily relocated to Marin where she lives amongst the redwoods. Now, working in downtown San Francisco, she gets to enjoy the best of both worlds.
In addition to her hobbies and interests, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Alexander, and their two cats, Alecatro and Gideon.