Emma K. Devaney

(857) 504-1140

Emma Devaney is an associate at Watt Tieder’s Boston office. Emma concentrates her practice in the areas of construction, surety and commercial litigation. She joined Watt Tieder in 2023 after working as an associate at a general litigation firm in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Emma is an experienced litigator who empowers clients to make sound business decisions before, during and after legal disputes arise. She represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers and sureties providing legal advice in litigation and alternative dispute resolution forums. Her background includes general commercial litigation experience serving both privately held corporations and multi-national companies in complex litigation disputes.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
    • Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Association of General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA)
  • Society for Construction Law North America

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Surety
  • Commercial Litigation


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • George Washington University, cum laude, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia