Ashton A. Handley is a Partner at the Handley Law Center in El Reno, OK, where his practice is primarily focused on family law and criminal defense/DUI. He also practices in the areas of personal injury, estate planning, and mineral rights. He received his Juris Doctorate from Tulsa University's College of Law in 2008.
Ashton is a Veteran of the US Navy, and in 2003 he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving in the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Boxer (LHD-4). He is a member of several Veterans' Organizations, including the American Legion and the VFW. Ashton is also very active in his local Elks' Lodge and has served as chair of the Americanism and Veterans Affairs committees, as a Past Chair of the Board of Trustees, and is currently the Exalted Ruler.
Ashton's civic involvement includes serving on the El Reno Main Street Board of Directors, and as a Past-President of the El Reno, Oklahoma, chapter of Rotary International. Ashton's volunteer work includes organizing and fund raising for Lawyers Fighting Hunger's Annual Turkey Giveaway and serving as the President of the Board of Directors for a local non-profit organization, Second Chance and Re-entry Services (SCARS).
He is a member of the ABA, OBA, Canadian County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Oklahoma Association for Justice, Public Justice Foundation, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, International Society of Primerus, and is a fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation.
Ashton is an active member of the ABA's ? Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, serving on the TIPS' Task Force on Outreach to Law Students from 2005 to 2010, and Task Force on Outreach to Young Lawyers from 2010 to 2014. He currently also serves on the OAJ advisory committee, and is the immediate Past-President of the Canadian County Bar Association.
Ashton was recently awarded the title of "10 best" DUI attorneys in the state of Oklahoma for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Legal Counsel- DUI/DWI Division. He has also been selected to attend the 2015-16 Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy.
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