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Erin Boyd Ashwell

Erin Boyd Ashwell

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals

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About Me

Erin B. Ashwell is an associate in Woods Rogers' Litigation Section.  A native of Bedford County, Erin is licensed to practice in Virginia and California.
Erin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard college University in 2002 with a degree in Government.  Prior to attending law school, Erin worked as a staff assistant in the United States Senate.
Erin earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2006.  While in law school, Erin was a Virginia Governor's Fellow and a summer associate in an international law firm in Washington D.C. and in Hong Kong, China.  Erin was also a Teaching Fellow in the Harvard Government Department, where she was awarded a certificate for distinction in teaching. 
After law school, Erin worked as a trial lawyer for the United States Department of Justice, frequently litigating in California.  She has also been a lecturer in Political Science at Hollins University, and most recently a pro se law clerk, and temporary clerk to the Honorable Michael F. Urbanski, United States Magistrate Judge.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Litigation: 80%
  2. Appeals: 20%


Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Woods Rogers PLC

10 S Jefferson St Ste 1400
PO Box 14125
Roanoke, VA, 24038




Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateWoods Rogers, PLC2010 - Present
Law ClerkUnited States District Court for the Western District of Virginia2009 - 2010
Trial AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice2006 - 2008
Lecturer in Political ScienceHollins University2006 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Roanoke Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Roanoke chapter)SecretaryN/A
Boys & Girls Club of Southwest VirginiaTrusteeN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Virginia Association of Defense AttorneysMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Harvard UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Woods Rogers Center for Education and the LawAddressing Sexual Assault on Campus2011