Wilmington Divorce Attorney
She is very knowledgeable in Family Law and is straight to the point. She analyzed the arguments of my case and developed a plan in no time. While I worried deeply she provided professional suggestions in detail and explained everything. Ashley is supportive and responsive. She is more than a great lawyer, she has a big heart and she cares for her clients. I've worked with at least 3 family lawyers plus legal consultations in all these years. I've never seen any other lawyer like Ashley. Most are not even close.
- C.M. (Former Client)
Ashley Smith focuses her practice exclusively on divorce, child custody and family law.
Reputation and Philosophy
Other lawyers might call her aggressive, but Ashley would say she is passionate about the people she represents. Ashley has extensive litigation experience. She loves being in the courtroom but knows that court isn't always best for her clients. She is receptive to resolving disputes outside the courtroom where it makes sense to do so. Ashley has developed a reputation as one of the toughest and most respected lawyers in Wilmington.
Prior Work Experience
In 2011, Ms. Smith started a law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. She quickly developed a repuation as a tenacious litigator who fought for her clients. It was at this time that she caught the attention of the Speaks Law Firm. In 2012 based upon her reputation and success in Raleigh, the Speaks Law Firm recruited her to head the Divorce, Custody and Family Law Practice in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Academic Honors, Awards and Experience
Ashley is a cum laude graduate of Appalachian State University in 2008. She earned her JD from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. While in law school, Ms. Smith excelled in the Interscholastic Competition and placed in the top 16 teams in the Nation in the Moot Court Competition. She also received a Book Award in Property II. Ms. Smith attended summer school Europe where she studied International Criminal Law and International Civil Litigation. Also during law school, Ms. Smith interned as a legislative aide for the Government Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch of Moore and Van Allen, PLLC in Charlotte, North Carolina.