Ashley was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She attended college at Elon University in Burlington, NC, where she graduated in the top 8 of her class. She then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she met her husband Drew. While at the University of South Carolina, Ashley was Senior Articles Editor of the ABA Real Property Probate and Trust Journal, a member of the Moot Court bar, and Order of the Wig and Robe.
Ashley has successfully represented clients through trial during the last ten years, and assisted in reaching several of the highest reported settlements in South Carolina in 2013 and 2014. She handles all aspects of her clients’ cases and has presented oral arguments in both State and Federal appellate courts. In 2014 and 2015, Ashley was named a South Carolina Rising Star Lawyer, an honor reserved for less than 2.5% of all attorneys in South Carolina.
Before joining McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, she worked as an associate with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for several years, focusing mainly on product liability cases.
Ashley is a board member of the South Carolina Association for Justice and teaches Sunday School at her church.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and dog; cooking; reading; and attempting to paddleboard.
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
South Carolina, 2007
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2007
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 2014
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 2007 ◦J.D., cum laude
Elon University, Burlington, North Carolina, 2003 ◦B.A., History, summa cum laude