Ms. Aitchison currently serves as President of the Mariposa County Bar Association, President of the Family Law Section of the Merced County Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Trustees for both the Merced and Mariposa County Law Libraries. She is a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the State Bar of California, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced, and is the 2018 Past-President of the Merced County Bar Association.
Ms. Aitchison practices with an emphasis in family law, guardianships and adoptions. She is frequently appointed by the Superior Court to represent children in custody matters, and was Minor’s Counsel in the landmark case In re Eric H. (1997) 54 Cal.App.4th 955. She is the author of “Standards and Best Practices in Family Law”, which is approved by the State Bar of California for 1 hour MCLE credit.
After raising her children in Merced and seeing them off to college, Ms. Aitchison now resides in Catheys Valley, where she and her husband own and operate California’s largest alpaca ranch.
Ms. Emery clerked at the Merced County District Attorney’s Office for two years before serving as a Deputy District Attorney. As a prosecutor, she worked extensively in the areas of domestic violence and protective order issues. In 2017, she began working for the Law Office of Casey Aitchison exclusively in the area of family law, and the following year joined in partnership to form Aitchison & Emery. She practices with an emphasis in family law, guardianships and adoptions, and is frequently appointed by the Superior Court to represent children in custody matters, and is a member of the Hague Convention Attorney Network, comprised of attorneys who volunteer their time to provide legal representation to parents involved in international parental child abduction cases.
Ms. Emery currently serves as Secretary of the Merced County Bar Association and Treasurer of the Mariposa County Bar Association. She is a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the State Bar of California, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced.
Ms. Emery is an active member of the Merced community where she resides with her family. She and her husband, a local physician, have four children, one of whom is currently attending college out of state.