Ashley fights tirelessly to preserve and defend the rights of employees and individuals, and considers her role as an attorney as a privileged opportunity to help others in her community. Ashley has practiced law for over a decade and has experience representing employees who have been subjected to harassment, whistleblowing retaliation, disability discrimination, denial of reasonable accommodations, unlawful retaliation, and denial of hard-earned wages and benefits. In 2017, she moved to Portland and has exclusively represented individuals facing workplace issues. She is skilled in resolving complex employment issues, such as setting aside broad non-competition agereements, negotiating severance agreements, and ensuring employees are treated fairly and with dignity while they are employed. She is dedicated to helping Oregon employees navigate and find the best path that meets their interests.
Ashley’s passion for helping “real people” has been a cornerstone of her legal career and her life. Prior to moving to Oregon, Ashley represented employees and injured individuals in Phoenix, Arizona, and New York City. She gained valuable experience as a legal extern at the Phoenix Regional Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which helped develop her passion for employee rights and workers’ dignity. Ashley also spent a year living and working in Nairobi, Kenya, providing advocacy and support to The Girl Child Network’s sanitary napkin campaign. Her time in Kenya sparked a lifetime of public service.
Ashley is a member of the Oregon State Bar Uniform Civil Jury Instruction Committee, former Co-Chair of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association’s (OTLA) Employment Section, a member of the OTLA Membership Section, OTLA New Lawyers Section and serves on the OTLA Legislative Leadership Committee. She is an active member in the Oregon Women Lawyers and the Multnomah County Bar Association.
She authored articles in Arizona Attorney Magazine, co-author of the Whistleblowing Chapter in the Arizona Employment Law Handbook, and was featured in the Guardian Spotlight section of OTLA’s Sidebar publication.
At their home in the University Park neighborhood of Portland, Ashley and her husband, Alexander, enjoy gardening, hiking, and spending time with their furry children, BB-8, Ziva, and Tiny.