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Emily L. Matta

Emily L. Matta



1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9763

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Emily Matta is a member of Foulston’s employment and labor law practice group in the firm’s Wichita office. She received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. Emily previously clerked with Foulston as a summer associate and served as a judicial extern for Hon. Steven Leben at the Kansas Court of Appeals, where she gained valuable insight into the appellate process.

Before she attended law school, Emily held every position from dishwasher to manager at her family’s restaurant in Wichita. She experienced first-hand the difficulties small businesses face in navigating state and federal employment laws.

Emily is a Kansas history enthusiast. She has visited nearly every corner of the state and, in her spare time, is working through a list of historic sites and lesser-known roadside attractions to visit.


  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., Order of the Coif, 2020)
    Kansas Law Review, Articles Editor; CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Lawyering Skills II, Contract Drafting, Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, Trusts and Estates, Employment Discrimination, Federal Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Enterprises, Criminal Procedure
  • Wichita State University (B.A. in History and Political Science, magna cum laude, 2016)


  • Kansas (2020)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (2020)
Relevant Experience
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Steve Leben, Kansas Court of Appeals, 2019-2020
  • Foulston Siefkin LLP, Summer Associate, 2018, 2019


  • All-New Employment Law Mythbusters (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Employment Law Institute Webinar Series)


  • Let’s ‘Ketchup’ on Latest DOL Guidance for Tipped Employees
    -Midwest Employment Law Letter, Vol. 2, No. 4


  • Lyda Conley’s Fight to Save the Huron Indian Cemetery
    -Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, Vol. 89, No. 5


  • Kansans at Risk: Strengthened Data Breach Notification Laws as a Deterrent to Reckless Data Storage
    -Kansas Law Review, Vol. 67