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Ashley Wilson Clark is a capable and seasoned litigator with trial and appellate experience in both state and federal court. Ashley’s practice at Buckley Beal is focused on employment and civil rights litigation. She represents clients in claims for workplace discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, denial of FMLA leave and disability accommodations, and whistleblower retaliation (including reporting violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). Ashley also counsels clients on issues related to employment and severance agreements, and represents individuals before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. Ashley was recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® , the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, for her professional excellence in Litigation - Labor and Employment.
Prior to joining Buckley Beal, Ashley represented individuals, businesses, and governmental entities in a wide range of civil matters including D&O litigation, contract disputes, insurance coverage, complex torts, professional malpractice, employment litigation, and civil rights claims. Most notably, Ashley was part of a trial team that obtained a $5 million jury verdict on behalf of a court-appointed receiver for a failed community bank in an action for bank director and officer negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, which was subsequently affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier in her career, Ashley practiced criminal law in Henry County, Georgia, representing indigent clients as first chair defense counsel in numerous jury trials.
Ashley received her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she was named to the Negotiation Board, and was chosen by faculty to represent the school in regional competitions for both moot court and negotiation. Additionally, while in law school, Ashley completed studies in international and comparative law at Cambridge University, England. Ashley is a cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, where she studied political science and religion.
When she is not practicing law, Ashley is active in Atlanta’s legal community as a Master in the Bleckley Inn of Court, and as a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the Georgia Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors with her pit bull, and cheering for Georgia football. She is a native of Augusta, Georgia.
Ashley is admitted to practice law before all Georgia state trial and appellate courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Buckley Beal Attorneys Named As Georgia Super Lawyers 2021.