A lifelong Virginian, Ashli comes to us from Crook & Pack, a general litigation firm located in Smithfield, Virginia. Ashli brings to the firm a great deal of experience in Suffolk, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Newport News, Hampton, and York County. Having grown up in Suffolk and spent the majority of her post-law school life living in Smithfield, she has a familiarity with the courts and the judges in that area that can’t be beat.
Ashli received her undergraduate education at East Carolina University, and attended law school at Widener College of Law in Delaware. At the time, she says she was hoping to eventually practice corporate law, but then realized she absolutely hated it! She returned back home after law school, to the practice where she originally worked as a paralegal, and discovered her love of family law cases—divorce, custody, protective orders, adoptions, and more.
A child of divorce, Ashli understands the unique circumstances involved in family law cases, and brings a compassionate understanding to issues specific to women only in divorce and custody cases.
Ashli married her high school sweetheart (though she insists isn’t that romantic, even though we disagree), Brian, a lifelong Smithfield native. Brian is a co-owner of Smithfield Station, along with his brother, another prominent local business. Together, Ashli and Brian have four kids (two of the two-legged kind and two of the four-legged kind); a daughter named Lucy, a son named Turner, and two Labrador Retrievers, Sam and Abigail.
Aside from her family, Ashli’s great love is the outdoors, where she enjoys boating, paddleboarding, and spending time at the beach. She’s also incredibly athletic (and crazy competitive), and played basketball, volleyball and track in high school, and even continued to play volleyball on into her college years. These days, though, Ashli spends her time managing her active family, and you’re likely to find her shuttling kids from t-ball to soccer and piano lessons. Ashli also loves sushi, the color pink (who doesn’t?), Redskins football, and beating her husband in cornhole tournaments.
Though we can’t guarantee results, and every case is different, we’ve had some pretty happy clients over the years!
Ashli listened to me
She listened without interruption, answered in layman’s language, was helpful in suggestions, and was not pushy. I had no complaints about consultation. I already know my requests and hoped-for outcome.
Ashli listened to everything I had to say
Ashli listened to everything I had to say. I think at some parts I was maybe talking too much. However, she just let me talk and gave me great advice. I did not feel as if I was rushed. She was confident in what she could do for my case and I believe she will be able to get me the important things I’m worried about. She truly cared and was very confident. I feel as though she will fight for myself and my child in the courtroom. She also was being realistic in what I should expect. I appreciated that about her because she did not want me to have false hope. I’m excited to finally have an Attorney that cares and is confident. She is not going to give me false hope. Thus, I know when she says she’s going to get something done, it’s the truth!
She listened to my concerns
Ashli was confident and very knowledgeable. She listened to my concerns and answered all my questions.
Ashli was very knowledgeable
She gave good ideas on how to move forward in resolving my issue. This was a valuable use of my time, I am retaining her to help me out.
She is helping me through a tough situation
Ashli was very helpful. She showed great empathy and concern.