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Ashley N. Barendse

Associate Attorney
An advocate for employees who have been treated unfairly, with a focus on building positive client relationships based on trust, honesty, and communication
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Clients have described Ashley as “extremely personable and knowledgeable” and appreciate her “clear and straightforward advice.” Ashley believes in working closely with clients to reach successful outcomes.

A graduate of Washington & Lee University School of Law, Ashley is experienced with all steps of litigation, from drafting a complaint that fully sets forth all claims, to arguing winning motions, to presenting evidence at final hearings and trials.  Ashley focuses on building positive client relationships based on trust, honesty, and communication.  She provides sound advice at every step along the way, helping her clients to obtain favorable and cost-effective results.

During her studies at Washington & Lee School of Law, Ashley completed an externship with the National Labor Relations Board, investigating claims of unfair labor practices. Through that experience, Ashley developed a passion for helping employees who have been unfairly treated. Ashley also had the opportunity to serve as Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment and as a participant at Tulane University Law School’s “International Baseball Arbitration Competition” in New Orleans, where she participated in a simulated arbitration to increase the pay of a previously-named baseball player.

Ashley also serves as the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Conference Annual Meeting Co-chair.  In that role, she assists in creating a CLE program at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach. In her free time, Ashley enjoys cheering on the Tampa Bay Rays, reading Erik Larson, and driving to find new adventures.

Leadership Roles

Annual Meeting Co-Chair, Young Lawyer’s Conference, Virginia State Bar

* Admitted to practice only in Virginia.  Practicing in the District of Columbia under the direct supervision of Alan Lescht, a member of the D.C. Bar, pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8).


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