Wilmington Divorce Attorney Ashley R. Smith is a cum laude graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Political Science in 2008. Ms. Smith received her JD from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.
Academic Honors, Awards and Experience:
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. In her final semester, Ms. Smith interned at the Law Office of Devon A. Glick in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she received training in criminal law and was published for an article on Current Issues in Criminal Law by HalfMoon presentations.
Prior Work Experience
In 2011, Ms. Smith opened her own law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina where she quickly developed a repuation as a tenacious litigator who fought for her clients in criminal and civil court. It was at this time that she caught the attention of the Speaks Law Firm. In August of 2012 based upon her reputation and success in Raleigh, we recruited her and invited her to come to the Speaks Law Firm.
Ashley has extensive Criminal Law and Civil Litigation Experience. In addition she heads the Family Law & Divorce Division of Speaks Law Firm. She moved to Wrightsville Beach in 2012 and has developed a reputation as one of the toughest and most respected lawyers in Wilmington. Ms. Smith concentrates her work on Divorce, Custody and Family Law Litigation, Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation.