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Location:

Charleston, WV

Phone:

Fax:

304-342-5963

Email:

Ashton attended the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida after graduating from Marshall University in 2012. She passed the West Virginia Bar Exam in 2015 and was admitted to the Bar the same year. Ashton joined the Lyne Ranson Law Office team as an associate attorney in 2015 after serving as a summer law clerk there during her second year of law school. Ashton is excited to return to her home state, serving the people of West Virginia as a family law attorney. Her practice focuses on custody, adoption, guardianship, divorce, and child support.

"Most people recognize the powerful emotions which accompany each family law case. That emotion is what drives my desire to practice family law. My passion is being there and fighting for people and their families who are experiencing some of the most difficult times of their life. For me, family is everything, and there is no job more rewarding than mine."

In her spare time, Ashton enjoys traveling, hiking, catching up with her sorority sisters, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in the South Hills neighborhood with her boyfriend, Ray Harrell, Jr., and their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law - Custody, Adoption, Divorce, Guardianship, Child Support 100%

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certificate in Family Law, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2015

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 05/2015
    • Honors: Student Ambassador
    • Honors: Student Bar Association - Elected 2L Legislator, Alumni Relation Chair, & Executive Board Member, (Secretary)
    • Honors: Study Abroad Experience: Clermont Ferrand, France – Studied Anti-Terrorism Law and Comparative Franchise Law - June 2013 − July 2013
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • B.A. - 05/2012
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List, 2008-2012
    • Major: Broadcast Journalism

Classes/Seminars

  • Custody & Child Support in Family Law, CLE Presented to the WV Bar

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Coastal School of Law Foundation Student Leadership Award
  • Book Award for Highest Grade in Legal Research and Writing
  • Book Award for Highest Grade in Adoption Law
  • Governor’s Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Best Advocate in Both Trials - Trial Practice
  • Significant Contributions to FCSL Student Ambassadors
  • Above and Beyond Service Award - Student Ambassadors
  • Exemplary Service Award to the Student Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Zisser Law Firm, Law Clerk, 2013 to 2015
  • Zisser Law Firm, Intern, 2009
  • WSAZ News Channel 3, Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia, Intern, 2011 to 2011
  • TGS Consulting PR Firm, Charleston, West Virginia, Intern, 2010 to 2010
  • Office of United States Senator Jay Rockefeller, Charleston, West Virginia, Intern, 2009 to 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hubbard House (36+ hours fundraising/volunteer efforts though The Vagina Monologues 2014 - 2015)
  • MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation (8+ hours, 2013 - 2014)
  • Jacksonville City Mission SBA Clean Up (4 hours, 2014)
  • Compassionate Families, Inc. (8+ hours fundraising efforts through SBA, 2014 - 2015)
  • Jacksonville Beach SBA Clean Up 2014 & 2015 (6 hours, 2014 - 2015)
  • Learn to Read Anniversary Event- (3 hours, 2013)
  • YMCA of Kanawha Valley Youth Lock In (9+ hours, 2014)

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Xi Delta