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Emily Gutierrez Caton

Emily Gutierrez Caton – Associate

Emily was born and raised in the Flathead Valley. After short stints in Bozeman and Colorado, Emily received her undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Montana in Missoula. Prior to law school, Emily worked with several non-profit organizations that served individuals and families affected by intimate partner violence in Kalispell and Missoula. Emily also spent a year as an AmeriCorps member providing civil legal information at the Flathead County Self Help Law Center.

Emily received her law degree from the University of Montana, graduating with high honors. While there, she focused her studies on Federal Indian and tribal law, including completing her clinical work with the Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic and participating in the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court competition. Emily served as the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Montana Law Review.

After law school, Emily clerked for Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Brian Morris of the United States District Court for the District of Montana. Emily is admitted to practice in Montana state and federal courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the State Bar of Montana.  

Emily met her husband Winston, a brewer, while they were both working at a brewery in Whitefish. They have two young sons; their oldest son was born just two weeks after Emily sat for the bar exam in 2018. Emily enjoys spending time with her close-knit family and two new nephews.