Ausley McMullen

Emily  S. Waugh

Emily S. Waugh | Shareholder

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123 South Calhoun Street
P.O. Box 391
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Voice: (850) 425-5428
Fax: (850) 222-7560


Emily Waugh is a shareholder with the firm and has over 30 years of experience in business and commercial law. She regularly advises clients in a wide array of business and financial matters. She represents utility companies, health care providers, and other businesses in connection with loans from private and public lenders, contracts for the purchase and sale of various types of services and products, employment agreements, and other types of business contracts. In addition, she handles acquisitions and sales of businesses in multiple sectors, including the aviation, agricultural, health care, automobile, and beer industries. Emily is also experienced in health care law. She structures and negotiates health care relationships involving medical group practices, surgery centers, and assisted living facilities. She counsels clients about fraud and abuse matters, physician employment contracts, third-party payor contracts, and different types of health care contracts.

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

  • V Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016-2019
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 2nd Circuit, Past Member
  • Tallahassee Bar Association, Past Director and Treasurer
  • Tallahassee Legal Aid Foundation, Inc., Past Director and Secretary
  • American Bar Association, Business Law and Health Law Sections
  • Leadership Tallahassee Class II, Past Chair, Board of Governors
  • City of Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation, Chair
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Chair of Staff-Parish Relations Committee
  • Leon High School Foundation, Past Trustee and Secretary
  • Leon County Library Foundation, Trustee
  • Duke University Alumni Admissions Committee, Past Chair
  • Florida Tennis Association, Past Director and Secretary
  • United States Tennis Association, Past Member of Olympic Committee and Grievance Committee
  • Tallahassee Sports Council, Past Director


  • A. B. (economics), cum laude, Duke University 1978
  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida 1981
  • University of Florida Law Review
  • Phi Delta Phi

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