Ashley graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. While at Florida State, she was a member of the Honors College and served as a note-taker for students with disabilities, as well as a volunteer tutor.
Afterwards, Ashley went on to attend Stetson University College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate. While attending law school, Ashley held notable internship positions at the 13th Judicial Circuit and Gulfcoast Legal Services. Through her internship work, Ashley conducted legal research and analysis on complex legal issues, drafted pleadings and judicial orders, and assisted vulnerable clients with their legal needs. Additionally, Ashley completed a civil law clinic at Bay Area Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm providing free legal help to eligible low-income residents in the Tampa Bay area. At her Stetson Law graduation, Ashley was awarded the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award for dedicating over 300 hours to legal work undertaken voluntarily and without payment while in school.
After graduating, Ashley went on to work as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida’s Second and Twelfth Judicial Circuits, where she prosecuted misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases on behalf of the people of the State of Florida. During this time, she gained invaluable courtroom experience, becoming very comfortable in front of a judge and jury. In her career as a prosecutor, Ashley handled thousands of cases and completed over ten trials to verdict. She now brings her negotiation and trial skills, along with her strong desire to help others, to Hale Law, where she remains committed about righting the wrongs of people and their loved ones who are harmed by no fault of their own.
Ashley is a member of The Florida Bar and the Sarasota County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in all Florida courts.