about ashley

I represent individuals in all types of employment disputes, including informal negotiations, trial in the state and federal courts, arbitrations, appeals, and administrative proceedings before the TWC, EEOC, and NLRB.  Since the day I was licensed to practice law, I have practiced exclusively in the area of employment law, working on behalf of individual employees and entrepreneurs.  I especially enjoy helping employees with pregnancy and medical leave disputes, those with disputes over their non-compete, commission, or other employment contracts, and individuals who have been denied disability accommodations.  I would be proud to help you achieve your workplace goals, and "right the ship" if you've been sent off-course.   

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HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law (Individuals) in the DFW Metro Area

  • Listed in U.S. News’ "Best Lawyers in America" for Employment Law (Individuals) and Litigation (Labor and Employment) - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

  • Selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer” (2018, 2019) and a “Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star" (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

  • Super Lawyers' Texas "Up-and-Coming 100" list for 2017 & 2018.

  • Super Lawyers' Texas "Up-and-Coming 50 Women" list for 2017 & 2018.

  • "Superb" (10/10) Rating on Avvo.com

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Dallas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Current Member of the Council)

  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association (Former Board Member)

  • DFW - NELA (Former Board Member)

  • College of the State Bar of Texas

  • National Employment Lawyers Association

  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court (Associate, 2011-2012)

EDUCATION

Washington University in St. Louis
J.D. (Law)

  • Honor Scholar Award

  • Dean’s List

  • Top Grade - “Censorship & Free Expression”

  • Top Grade - “The Legacy of Bush v. Gore”

  • Best Brief - Saul Lefkowitz National Moot Court

Marquette University
Honors B.A. - Psychology & Criminology

  • Phi Alpha Delta (Honor Society)

  • Pi Gamma Mu (Honor Society)

  • Psi Chi (Honor Society)

  • Phi Alpha Theta (Honor Society)

  • Order of Omega (Honor Society)

  • Rho Lambda (Honor Society)

  • MENSA

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • “Opening the Barn Door: Evidentiary Issues in Employment Law” - State Bar of Texas L&E Annual Conference, San Antonio 2019

  • "Can We Talk? - Witness Contact Issues in Litigation" - State Bar of Texas L&E Annual Conference, San Antonio 2017

  • Plaintiff's Counsel Roundtable- MCHRA Employment Law Conference, 2017

  • Technology Ethics - Plano Bar Assoc., 2016

  • Technology Ethics - Dallas Bar Assoc., Solo & Small Firm Section, 2016

  • Workplace Accommodations - A New Landscape - State Bar of Texas L&E Annual Conference, 2015

  • "Technology in Practice" - DFW-NELA Luncheon, 2015

  • "Practice Management" - TELA Annual Conference, 2015

  • "Protect Your Company From FMLA Liability" - The Noble Group, 2014

  • "Ethics Issues in Employment Law" - Tarrant County Bar Association, 2013

  • "Managing Your Practice" - State Bar of Texas L&E Annual Conference, 2013

  • "Ethics Issues in Employment Law" (DBA Labor & Employment Section, 2013)

  • "Employment Law in Texas" (Texas Business Show with Martin Birnbach, 2012)

  • "The No Contact Rule" (TELA Annual Conference, 2012)

  • "Retaliation Update" (State Bar of Texas L&E Annual Conference, 2012)

  • "Implicit Bias in the Courtroom" (Higginbotham Inn of Court, 2012)

  • "Common Employer Mistakes in FMLA Implementation" (NELA Annual Conference, San Diego, 2012)

  • "Common Mistakes in FMLA Implementation" (DFW NELA CLE Luncheon, 2012)

  • "Substantive FMLA Claims (Course Materials) (Current Developments in Employment Law: 19th Annual Advanced Course, Santa Fe, NM 2012)

  • "Quantifying Subjective Performance Assessments" (TELA Annual Conference, Guatemala 2011)

  • "Surviving Back-to-Back Trials" (DFW-NELA CLE Luncheon, 2011)

ADMISSIONS:

  • Texas (All State Courts)

  • U.S. District Court, Northern Texas

  • U.S. District Court, Western Texas

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Texas

  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals