Ashley Gowder Mitchell was born and raised in Homer, Georgia. Ashley graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors from the University of Georgia in 2007, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. While in college, she was extremely involved in campus organizations, including the Arch Society and University of Georgia Judiciary.
Ashley advocates for clients in high-stakes, high-exposure cases in state and federal courts in Georgia. Her broad range trial practice has afforded her the opportunity to represent both corporations and individuals in cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury, product liability, premises liability, transportation and construction, among others. She has often succeeded on summary judgment and has also successfully tried multiple jury trials to verdict. Ashley understands the issues and challenges of the transportation industry and works tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for her clients.
Ashley is experienced in handling litigation and resolving cases involving many aspects of the transportation industry. She has represented insurers and carriers within the industry in litigation pending in local courts as well as federal court. She has the experience and qualifications to respond to incidents within hours. As a member of Hall Booth Smith’s Rapid Response Team, Ashley is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week and can be on the ground quickly to organize experts or provide investigative assistance to begin preparing a defense when time is most critical.
University of Georgia, B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Criminal Justice, 2007, magna cum laude
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2010
State Bar of Georgia (2010)
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014-2017
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Young Lawyers Division of the Georgia Bar
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Women of UGA Alumni Association