Renna Rhodes Embry

Renna Rhodes Embry

A native of Tyler, Texas, Renna Rhodes Embry moved from Dallas back to her hometown in 2001 to help found the firm of Hossley & Embry, LLP. Her goal in doing so was straightforward: helping to represent fellow East Texans injured by the harmful conduct and negligence of others.

After receiving her J.D. cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law, Renna worked in the litigation group at the Dallas office of the international law firm Jones Day (then known as Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue). During her five years with that firm, Renna defended major national companies against both personal injury and commercial claims. She now draws on that experience to fight companies similar to those she once represented when their egregious conduct brings harm to others.

As a law student, Renna attended St. Mary’s on a dean’s scholarship and made the dean’s list each semester of her three-year tenure. She also served as Associate Editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal and published the paper “Principles of Governmental Immunity in Texas: The Texas Government Waives Sovereign Immunity When It Contracts — Or Does It?” During this time, Renna also gained valuable experience working for Texas Supreme Court Justice John Cornyn, who later went on to become a U.S. Senator.

Renna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas Tech University, where she was also a four-year letterman in Women’s Tennis. She is married to her husband Jeff Embry and has three children: Mason, Dylan, and Ella.


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