“Providing legal services to agricultural related businesses and farming families in the areas of real estate, business, estate planning and water law for more than 25 years”
Melanie began practicing law in 1991 with the firm of Bolen, Fransen & Sawyers. In 1994, Melanie left Bolen, Fransen & Sawyers to work for the Law Office of Gary W. Sawyers, which subsequently became Sawyers & Aldridge, LLP. In 2003, Melanie opened the Law Office of Melanie J. Aldridge. During Melanie’s career she has focused on business and real estate transactions with a focus on water and farming clients.
Melanie added estate planning to her practice when she recognized a need for plain English explanations of the purpose of estate planning and probate avoidance and common structures used to reduce estate taxes.
Siri is a rescue dog from Madera County. She was found wandering along Hwy 99 and adopted from the Madera County Animal Shelter a few months later. Although her legal background is unclear, Siri was a natural fit for the office and is a frequent visitor to the office.