Ashley is dedicated to understanding each client's business and industry to provide thoughtful representation at each stage of litigation.


Ashley represents a wide range of companies in employment and complex business disputes, whether matters are pending in federal or state court or before an administrative agency. Her areas of focus include:

  • Employment discrimination claims under federal, state, and local statutes and claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Wrongful termination, retaliation, and whistleblowing cases
  • State law contract and tort claims
  • Litigation concerning a variety of issues for oil and gas companies, including surface damage disputes, service company and other contractor disputes, and disputes involving the calculation and payments of royalties.

Ashley provides practical business and legal solutions in all areas of employment law compliance, and she regularly counsels and trains employers on a wide variety of matters including hiring and firing, employment agreements, leaves of absence, disability issues, wage and hour compliance, and preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Ashley also has conducted sensitive workplace investigations for employers. 

Ashley also has experience in the direction of large-scale document collection and review projects, including custodian interviews and collection of electronically stored information.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"Impacts of the #MeToo Movement and Being Ready to Respond," Emerging Trends in the Banking Industry, September 2019

"Drilling Down on Wage and Hour Issues: Avoiding Costly Traps of Independent Contractor Misclassification," 43rd Annual KBA/KIOGA CLE, October 12, 2018 and 2018 Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Law Conference, August 3, 2018

''Employment Law 101 – What in-House counsel Need to Know Now (and When to Call Outside Counsel).", 68th Annual Natural Resources and Energy Law Institute, Corporate Counsel section on July 22, 2022


Co-author, "Royalty Litigation Update – Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We May Be Going, in Kansas and Beyond," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation 62nd Annual Institute, 2016

Co-author, "Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Application of the ‘Marketable Product Rule’ to Post-Sale Costs and Allows Deduction of These Costs from Royalty Payments," Kansas Bar Association Oil, Gas, & Mineral Law Section Newsletter, Fall 2015

Co-author, "Heating Up and Cooling Down – Recent Developments on the Flaring Front in North Dakota and Beyond," The Institute for Energy Law

"An Immodest Proposal: How The Kansas Courts Can Unify The Uniform Trade Secret Act’s Preemption of State Law Claims," University of Kansas Law Review, Vol. 60, Issue 5, 2013



Robert C. Welsh Volunteer Attorney Project Award, 2022

Named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers© Rising Star, 2019 - 2022

Stinson Leonard Street Pro Bono Service Award, 2016

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance, Board of Directors

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Young Professionals Committee

KC LEGAL, Board Member

Institute for Energy Law, Young Energy Professional

The Missouri Bar

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Kansas, 2014
  • Missouri, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota


University of Kansas, J.D., 2013 

  • Order of the Coif 
  • University of Kansas Law Review, Executive Note & Comment Editor 
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement

University of Missouri, Bachelor of Journalism and B.A., Psychology, summa cum laude, 2010

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