Meet Ashley

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • District Attorney, Augusta Judicial Circuit, Augusta, GA (2008 to present)
  • Assistant District Attorney from 1996 to 2008
  • Cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District
  • Member of a joint federal-state Gang Task Force
  • Adjunct Professor of English, Georgia Military College, Martinez, GA (2000 – 2008)

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES

  • Prosecuted over 80 felony jury trials in three county Circuit
  • Prosecuted death penalty cases, including, State v. Reinaldo Rivera (serial killer and rapist), State v. Willie Palmer (re-trial of defendant claiming mental retardation), State v. Michael Moore (double homicide for purposes of gang initiation), State v. Richard Breedlove (double homicide involving a hired assassin) and State v. Rebecca Sears and Christopher Bowers (mother and son who planned and killed a neighbor)
  • Presented cases to the local grand juries
  • Drug Court initiation team
  • Litigated civil asset forfeiture cases accompanying criminal cases
  • Supervised new Assistant District Attorneys in the judicial circuit
  • Taught, at local and state level, Assistant District Attorneys, Law Enforcement Officers, and Rape Crisis Volunteers
  • District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia, Vice President
  • Judicial Nominating Committee, member of committee appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to assist in selection of state-wide judicial candidates

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Augusta Symphony, Inc.
  • Junior League of Augusta
  • Leadership Augusta
  • Leadership Georgia
  • Salvation Army
  • Episcopal Day School
  • Rape Crisis
  • Shelter and Advocacy Center for Children
  • Youth Leadership Richmond County

EDUCATION

  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D., 1996
  • Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA, B.A. (English), 1989