Emilia D'Mello

Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Partner

Emilia D’Mello
Office
Fort Worth
Direct Dial
817.259.9210
817.259.9211
817.259.9210
Emilia.DMello@whitleypenn.com
Education

B.B.A. in Accounting, Henderson State University, summa cum laude, 2001

J.D., Texas Wesleyan School of Law, magna cum laude, 2005

 

Emilia D’Mello is a certified public accountant (CPA), accredited in business valuations (ABV), and is also a licensed attorney. Emilia has spent more than a decade providing expert testimony on accounting, tax, financial, and business valuation issues in litigation cases in both state and federal courts.

Emilia began her career developing experience in both tax and audit before transitioning to the forensic, litigation, and valuation services area. Her tax and audit backgrounds provide Emilia with a unique skillset that allows her to effectively assess financial and accounting records to develop lost profit damage models and business valuations in a variety of industries.  Her legal education provides additional skills in understanding the legal issues of a case that allows her to provide a perspective that addresses both accounting and legal aspects.

 

For a copy of Emilia’s CV, click here.

Experience

Whitley Penn, Fort Worth Office, (2003–Present)

  • Partner (2011–Present) Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services
    • Primary Areas of Focus:
      • Valuation of business entities and intangible assets
      • Economic damages and lost profit calculations
      • Family law matters including tracing and characterization of marital assets, forensic analysis, and quantification of equitable reimbursement claims
      • Forensic accounting
      • Assistance at depositions, mediations and trials providing case strategies, court room exhibits and financial solutions
      • Financial statements modeling and forecasting

Hix & Associates, CPAs, (2001 – 2002)

  • Public Accountant
    • prepared various individual, corporate and partnership tax returns
  • Provided financial services, tax consulting, and worked on small contract audits
Professional Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Attorney at Law
  • Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV)
Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Fort Worth Chapter, TSCPA
  • Financial Consulting Group, LC
  • Tarrant County Bar Association — Family Law
  • Dallas County Bar Association
Seminars/Lectures/Publications
  • 2006 Author 12 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 655, “Can the Economic Contribution Statute be Reconciled with the Inception of Title Doctrine?”
  • 2007 Panelist Advanced Family Law – “Tracing, Economic Contribution, and Reimbursement”
  • 2009 Panelist New Frontiers in Marital Property Law –”Revamping Your Approach to Divorce Settlements”
  • 2010 Speaker Annette Stewart American Inn of Court – “The Standard of Value for Divorce Purposes”
  • 2013 Speaker Tax Institute- “Tax Issues Upon the Dissolution of Marriage”
  • 2016 Speaker Rockwall County Bench Bar Conference- “Forensic Accounting”

 

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