Ashley grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and moved to Raleigh in 2007. After living in the area throughout college and law school, she has proudly embraced Raleigh as her home. As a middle child of five kids, Ashley learned to appreciate the power of a winning argument early in her childhood. She knew her upbringing and experience with a large extended family would serve as great inspiration and passion as she pursued a career in family law.
Ashley received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina State University, graduating magna cum laude, and then obtained her Juris Doctor from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.
While in law school, Ashley received the Beverly Massey Scholarship and served as President of Women in Law. As president, Ashley led the organization to receive the 2013 Outstanding Organization of the Year Award for best serving the student body. Ashley was also selected as a member of the Mock Trial Team where her skills as a litigator really began to thrive. Upon graduating, Ashley received the NC Advocates for Justice Most Outstanding Advocate Award and was inducted into the Order of Old Kivett for excelling in trial advocacy at regional and national competitions while maintaining the highest of ethical standards.
Ashley passed the bar the summer after graduating and was admitted to practice in North Carolina shortly thereafter. Since joining Younce & Vtipil, Ashley has focused exclusively on family law. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Wake County Bar Association, Wake County Young Lawyers Division, and Wake County Family Law Division.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys running, spending time at the beach, and being with her Old English sheepdog, Max.
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