artist, attorney, theorist, student, adventurer, music fiend, nature lover + activist
Ashley Couch is a visual artist, entertainment lawyer (licensed in TN and GA) and theorist currently earning her MFA in Visual Studies and MA in Critical Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art and serving as AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEY in Portland, OR.
Ashley attended law school at the University of Denver and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Visual Art/Art History at Duke University. She also attended SACI Italy for a semester and completed part of a Music Business MBA in the SNHU/Berklee College of Music program.
Her background as a licensed attorney includes work as a litigator in courts throughout GA and TN, employment at international law firm King & Spalding, LLP, employment as General Counsel and Vice President of Business Development for a private company, service as a sole practitioner, and a role as Associate Counsel for Live Nation.
Ashley’s legal practice focuses on working with creative clients including (but not limited to) musicians, visual artists, writers, tech gurus, alternative arts practitioners and clients working in tv, film and gaming. Ashley was an active Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts in TN and GA and served as a leader for the American Bar Association’s entertainment and sports divisions in various roles. Her artwork and creative writing explore where art, philosophy, music, ecology, activism and healing merge to catalyze positive transformation.
Ashley is a published author and frequent speaker who enjoys spending time with her partner and rescue pets, creating art, running long distances, trying to save the planet and checking out live music worldwide.