A photo of Emily looking over her right shoulder at the camera. She is wearing a black sportscoat and has her hands crossed in front of her. She has long brown hair.


Staff Attorney



E-mail address



Emily Croston joins the ACLU of Idaho as staff attorney from her home state of Virginia. She is excited to bring her federal civil rights litigation experience to advance the organization’s current litigation projects. Emily attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she studied political science, gender, and economics. 

After graduating from James Madison University, she enrolled at the University of Virginia School of Law where she volunteered with civil rights and prisoner justice organizations, including the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Legal Aid Justice Center, and the Virginia Law in Prison Project. 

Before joining the ACLU of Idaho, Emily represented over 700 incarcerated people in the Scott v. Clarke litigation, challenging deficient medical care in a women’s prison in Fluvanna County, Virginia.

Emily spends her free time endlessly playing fetch with her dog, reading mystery novels, and learning new recipes. She will teach anyone who stands still long enough how to make the perfect brown butter chocolate chip cookies or creamy, spicy Italian risotto. She is passionate about the protection of human dignity and civil rights and is excited to bring her experience to serve the people of Idaho.