Emily Cooney Couch

Attorney at Law

Emily Cooney Couch is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

As Ziegler & Schneider’s newest associate, Emily has embraced the firm’s broad legal services as an opportunity to advance her skills in many areas of the law.

Within Business & Corporate Law, Emily is focused on HIPAA compliance and other regulatory compliance. Emily is experienced in assisting businesses to develop and implement HIPAA related policies. She has conducted workforce trainings for both small and large entities to ensure and maintain compliance with HIPAA.

Emily is skilled at providing services within Family Law, such as assisting with divorce and dissolution, the division of property and debt, as well as custody and child support issues. While Emily is experienced in the Family Law practice in both Kentucky and Ohio, she has focused primarily on assisting families in Juvenile Court in the State of Ohio concerning custody issues.

Emily is also skilled in civil litigation, with a focus on employment issues, real estate disputes, and landlord/tenant issues.

Additionally, Emily provides exemplary services in estate planning, particularly probate.


Emily obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History from the Northern Kentucky University and her Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, cum laude. While attending Chase, she competed with the Chase Arbitration Team and focused heavily on litigation preparation.

Emily has been very involved in Northern Kentucky organizations throughout her lifetime. Through her involvement with the Notre Dame Academy AquaPandas and other local swim teams, Emily has had the privilege of coaching and teaching many local kids throughout the community. Currently, Emily is also serving on the Board of the Northern Kentucky Clippers, combining her love of swimming and the law.

Emily is also involved with Notre Dame Academy as one of their Mock Trial Coaches. Emily and her fellow coaches led the Pandas to a Kentucky State Championship in 2019 and onto the National Tournament in Athens, Georgia where they competed for the National Title.

Emily is a member of both Ohio and Kentucky Bar Associations, as well as the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. Additionally, she is a member of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court.

As a native of Northern Kentucky, Emily has a strong familial heritage within the legal field, as well as the community at large. Currently, Emily resides in Campbell County, Kentucky with her husband, Kyle and dog, Bailey.


  • Undergraduate: Northern Kentucky University
  • Law School: NKU Chase College of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio: 2017
  • Kentucky: 2018

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