The daughter of a former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and a lifelong resident of Alabama, Emily Hornsby is from Tallassee, a small town in Elmore County. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham-Southern College in 1991 with a double major in English and Business. Ms. Hornsby received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1994.
From 1994-1998, Ms. Hornsby was an associate with the law firm of Pittman, Hooks, Marsh, Dutton & Hollis in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Hornsby temporarily retired from the practice of law from 1998-2001 to be a stay at home mom. From August of 2001 to January of 2004, Ms. Hornsby worked as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama representing the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources in family court in child abuse and neglect cases.
Ms. Hornsby began working with the Morris, Haynes firm in 2004 and is a partner. Ms. Hornsby represents individuals who have been injured, wronged or killed in cases involving personal injury, product defects, trucking accidents, industrial accidents, legionella pneumonia, fraud and wrongful death. She is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia. Ms. Hornsby is a member of the Women Lawyers section of the Birmingham Bar and the Alabama Bar as well as the Alabama Association for Justice.
In 2018, Ms. Hornsby was appointed to serve on the Quality of Life, Health and Wellness Task Force of the Alabama Bar Association and in 2019 was appointed as co-chair of the Birmingham Bar’s Health and Wellness Committee. Ms. Hornsby has a consistent meditation practice and has co-founded the Alabama Mindfulness in Law Society (www.mindfulnessinlawsociety.com) whose purpose is to promote well-being for those in the legal profession through mindfulness meditation, yoga and other contemplative practices.