6750 Poplar Ave. Suite #200, Memphis, TN 38138
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Ashley Jefferson

Associate Attorney
  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Practice Areas
  • Community Involvement

Ashley Jefferson joined Dowden, Worley, Jewell, & Olswing’s as an Associate Attorney in March 2021. The new Tennessee Bar admittee graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2018. During law school, Ashley was awarded the Judge L. Kirby Matherne Scholarship for her interest in business and transactional law; she was featured as a student discussant the College of Law’s annual Business Law Connecting the Threads CLE, and she was inducted as a member of the Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court. Now, the Memphis native has made her way back to the Bluff City where she has immersed herself in the Memphis legal community.

Ashley most recently served as project manager for the Memphis Bar Foundation’s 901 Legal Connect, Under her leadership, the program became the City of Memphis’ and the State of Tennessee’s first access to justice initiative to develop an online legal aid intake application that prescreens low to modest means residents to determine eligibility for free to low-cost legal assistance. She also had the distinct honor and privilege to extern for and be mentored by the Honorable Judge Gina Higgins. Through these experiences, she cultivated a passion for business, probate & estate, and family law, and she is committed to dedicating her law practices to these bodies of law.

However, Ashley’s business acumen did not just begin in law school. This afternoon tea-taking/drinking, outgoing, creative mother of 11-year-old Jackson-Alexander the Great was a successful entrepreneur who owned her own company and helped other entrepreneurs grow their businesses as well. Ashley is skilled at both the practice and business of law. She brings a client-centered approach to her practice, which enables her to connect with clients and meet them where they are on any level. She has a fierce resolve and tenacity to help her clients meet their objectives and receive the justice that they deserve. Ashley is excited to begin her legal career in her hometown with Dowden, Worley, Jewell, and Olswing, and she looks forward to growing with the firm.

Education

University of Tennessee College of Law

  • Cum Laude (Deans List, CALI for the Future Award: Environmental Law Seminar, Introduction to Chinese Law)
  • Research Assistant to Micheal Higdon, Family Law Professor
  • Law Clerk for Professor Penny White

The University of Memphis

  • Co-Author: The University of Memphis English Department’s Graduate Handbook
  • Graduate Project: Contributor to the redesign of the City of Memphis’ Website (2003-2004)
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Elizabeth Phillips Memorial Scholarship
  • The University of Memphis Bachelor of Arts: English Literature - University Memphis, TN 2000
  • The University of Memphis Master of Arts: English Professional Technical Writing - Graduate School Memphis, TN 2004
  • University of Tennessee College of Law Juris Doctor Knoxville, TN 2018
Licenses
  • All Tennessee Courts 2021
Community Service

Volunteer Pro-Bono Attorney for Memphis Area Legal Services

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    We take the time to properly evaluate your goals and your situation. We strategize and look at creative solutions to resolve your legal situation in order to achieve the best possible outcome. We aim to achieve optimal results for you within the bounds of our ethics and the law. We are problem solvers.

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    We like people and we like communicating with people. We will not avoid communicating with you or opposing counsel. We will provide guidance and communication throughout your entire case to make sure you are informed. Many times, our lawyers and our entire staff will know your name and your situation. We work closely with each other in the office and share ideas, theories and we discuss the law and changes in the law on a regular basis. We will communicate with you about the possible outcomes in your situation so that you can make an informed decision.

  • Diversity

    We are a diverse group of lawyers who work hard, but who are also very family oriented. We believe this is what helps us to better understand the impact your legal decisions will make on your life. We each strive to achieve a healthy work/life balance as this makes us better lawyers.

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