Jordyn Rystrom Emmert joined Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP in 2021 as an associate in the Houston office. Her work consists of litigating complex labor and employment class and collective actions.
Jordyn’s prior experience includes an Equal Justice Works fellowship at the Equal Justice Center, where she was the first Houston-based staff attorney. She represented low-wage workers in labor and employment claims in both state and federal courts under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Texas Minimum Wage Act, and administrative proceedings before the EEOC and NLRB. Prior to her work with the EJC, Jordyn was one of two inaugural fellows sponsored by the Association of Women Attorneys, where she received a full year’s fellowship to work at the Tahirih Justice Center where she represented women and children in immigration proceedings. Immediately before joining Schneider Wallace, Jordyn was a contract attorney at the plaintiff’s firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner.
Jordyn Rystrom Emmert graduated summa cum laude from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. Jordyn received various academic awards during law school, including spending multiple semesters on the Dean’s List and finishing her 1L and 2L years in the top 10% of her class. In 2021 Jordyn received her LLM (Master of Laws) in International Law from the University of Houston. Before pursuing her legal career, Jordyn graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Eastern University in Pennsylvania where she was a scholar in the Templeton Honors College.
While in law school, Jordyn interned with the Harris County District Attorney’s office, clerked for Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield in the Harris County 165th Civil District Court, and worked in the Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy division for Judge Jeff Bohm. She also won first place at the ABA Labor & Employment Thirteenth Annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Regional Competition.
Jordyn is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and in the Southern District of Texas.