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!
She made me feel so comfortable
Ashli listened without cutting me off. I had a lot to say, and I realized that some of it may not have been relevant, but I wasn’t sure. I just wanted to say everything I wanted to say, and have my attorney decide what information was relevant, and she made me feel comfortable doing that. I feel like I have made progress towards getting my divorce.
I was talking to someone who genuinely cared about me
Ashli was amazing. She listened to my entire situation, answered all of my questions, and offered valuable insight. Ashli was very warm and engaging. She made me feel like I was talking to someone who genuinely cared about me and my situation rather than just a client. Her demeanor made it very easy to talk about my options and to ask my questions without feeling uncomfortable, and without feeling like I was being rushed or was just another person in a long list of clients. This firm has been wonderful to deal with.
There was no one else who I’d have represent me
Ashli listened and asked questions to get a better idea of what was going on. I am extremely satisfied. I used this firm to complete my divorce and had a very easy process. I knew when my ex-husband served me with a summons to adjust things there was no one else who I’d have represent me. The firm has value and morals they stand on and it’s important to know that as I go through this situation!
Ashli was nice and was very approachable. She also did not judge me. The first impression she made was very important. I intend to hire her to help me through my divorce.
Ashli made feel better about this situation I am in! My soon to be ex husband is good at scare tactics and Ashli was very helpful. I look forward to working with the team.