meet ashley


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I'm an artist, attorney, holistic consultant, graduate student, adventurer, music fiend, nature lover, activist and plant medicine enthusiast.

I am licensed to practice law in GA and TN and I attended Duke University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Visual Art/Art History before heading to law school at the University of Denver. My background as a licensed attorney includes work as a litigator in courts throughout Georgia and Tennessee, employment at international law firm King & Spalding, 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 where I was most recently credited in the official Puff Daddy and Lady Gaga documentaries.

In 2018, I launched a holistic life and business consulting platform with clients including high level international touring artists in various genres, acclaimed producers with projects at major international film festivals, huge brands and companies whose creative content includes important political messages, law firms, spiritual healers, disruptive leaders in business and the world’s first sustainable town, hidden away in the Panamanian jungle.

My pro bono work has included matters for TN Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts and GA Lawyers for the Arts and I have been active in multiple bar associations, have held the roles of Co-Chair and Content Editor for the American Bar Association (ABA), Young Lawyers Division, Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry 2015-2016, Vice-Chair of Committees 2016-2017, and was on the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Committee for the ABA Entertainment and Sports Forum 2016-2017. 

I now live in Portland where I am earning my MFA in Visual Studies and MA in Critical Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art to explore the intersection of art, music, nature, philosophy and primitive tools like holistic healing to effectuate positive community transformation worldwide.

I am a published author and frequent speaker at legal and entertainment industry events and I assist creative entrepreneurs as a holistic life and business consultant. I spend my free time creating art, running long distances, saving the planet and checking out live music worldwide.


EDUCATION:

  • Duke University: Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy + Visual Art/Art History

  • University of Denver: Juris Doctor

  • Studio Arts College International: Semester in Italy studying Art + Art History

  • Berklee College of Music/Southern New Hampshire University: partial Music Business MBA coursework completed

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art: MFA in Visual Studies + MA in Critical Studies (expected graduation 2021)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts: “Artist Alert: Covering Your Assets-Litigation in Entertainment,” 11.17.14 - Atlanta, GA

  • National Association of Record Industry Professionals: “Overview of Synch Deals,” 2.18.15 - Atlanta, GA

  • Atlanta Legal Experts on Pro Business RadioX: Guest Speaker with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, 4.28.15 - Atlanta, GA

  • Writing Sessions America National Conference Call: “State of the Music Biz: I Want a Deal,” 5.31.15 - Atlanta, GA

  • Writing Sessions America Live Radio Event: “Monetizing Your Copyrights,” 7.23.15 - Atlanta, GA

  • Writing Sessions America Songwriter Seminar at The 5 Arts Fest: “The State of Music,” 9.12.15 - Atlanta, GA

  • Americana Music Conference and Festival: “From the Song to the Bank,” 9.16.15 - Nashville, TN

  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division: “Social Media and the Law: A Blessing or a Curse?,” 10.16.15 - Little Rock, AR

  • San Diego Bar Association [Remote Webinar]: “Music Law in the Digital Age,” 10.20.15 - San Diego, CA

  • Emory School of Law, Sports and Entertainment Law Society: “Careers in Entertainment Law,” 10.30.15 - Atlanta, GA

  • CLE: “Minding Your Business: Representing Creatives in the Entertainment Industry” 10.23.15 - Atlanta, GA

  • John Marshall School of Law, “An Entertainment Law Panel Discussion” 10.27.15 - Atlanta, GA

  • American Bar Association: “Hitting a Hole in One: Licensing 101 & Best Practices for Sports Counsel,” 2.5.16 - San Diego, CA

  • John Marshall School of Law: “Live Nation Presents: Sync or Swim: Sync, Micro-licensing and Streaming” 2.20.16 - Atlanta, GA

  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division: “Hit the Ground Running: Tackling the First Year” 5.6.16 - St. Louis, MO

  • Bronze Lens Film Festival Legal Mashup: “Music in Film,” 8.25.16 - Atlanta, GA

  • State Bar of Georgia “Social Media and the Law” ICLE: “Celebrities & Public Figures Legalities,” 9.16.16 - Atlanta, GA

  • John Marshall Law School Entertainment & Sports Contract Negotiation Panel/ Workshop: 9.29.16 - Atlanta, GA

  • Atlanta Legal Experts on Pro Business RadioX: Guest Speaker, 10.11.16 - Atlanta, GA

  • "AWAKE ART: Using Your 6 Senses to Ignite Your Creative Power," 8.1.18 - Portland, OR

  • "AWAKE ART: Using Your 6 Senses to Ignite Your Creative Power," 8.4.18 - Portland, OR

  • "Infusing Faith, Courage and Gratitude in Your Art," 8.15.18 - Portland, OR

PUBLICATIONS:

AFFILIATIONS + AWARDS:

  • 2016-2017 Vice Chair of Committees and Liaisons and Programming Manager, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

  • 2016-2017 Publications Committee Leader, American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Division

  • 2015-2016 Co-Chair and Content Editor, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Sports and Entertainment Industry

  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, Member

  • Georgia Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Group Member

  • Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts, Volunteer Member

  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer Member

  • National Association of Record Industry Professionals, Member

  • Shepherd Center Junior Committee 2011 and 2013

  • Knoxville Bar Association

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Delta Delta Delta Sorority

  • Atlanta Bar Association

  • Cobb County Bar Association

  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Atlanta Board

  • Recipient of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division “Star of the Quarter” Award, Fall 2015

  • Guest Judge, American Bar Association Law Student Division Arbitration Competition, Emory University School of Law, November 2015

  • American Bar Association, “On the Rise: Top 40 Lawyers” Nominee Spring 2016

  • Georgia Trend “40 Under 40” Nominee Spring 2016

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star Nominee 2016 + 2017

  • 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo.com