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Ashley Whittington McMahan

Ashley Whittington McMahan

also known as GA Law Lady

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Ashley McMahan represents clients who have been charged with crimes, DUIs and traffic offenses in and around metro Atlanta, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County and Dekalb County. 
Having prosecuted more than 2000 criminal cases in the busiest court in Georgia, Ashley McMahan brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and perspective to every case she defends. Ashley’s straightforward approach to the defense of your criminal case will provide you with peace of mind and, most importantly, she delivers results for her clients.
Ashley has a proven trial record that includes winning more than 91% of her jury trials.
During her time as a prosecutor, in addition to handling countless criminal cases in court, Ms. McMahan also received training in trial techniques, procedural issues and DUI arrests. Several of these training events were conducted alongside law enforcement officers and focused on Field Sobriety Evaluations and Intoxilyzer 5000 testing. 
A lifelong resident of Georgia, Ashley first graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology before moving just down the street to receive her law degree from Georgia State University School of Law. 
Ashley is a member of the invitation-only Georgia DODD (Defense of Drinking Drivers) Group, which is a group of premier DUI defense lawyers in Georgia. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia, all State and Superior Courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. Ashley is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the Criminal Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. 
When Ashley is not zealously advocating for her clients in court, she is spending her time with friends exploring Atlanta’s restaurant scene and making it a personal goal to find the absolute best slice of pizza in the city.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    5 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    5 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    5 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

27 total 

  • Joe Matthew Queen

    Ashley's always been a ferocious litigator and stood out from her peers even at the beginning of her career. I trust her quality of work and endorse her legal services.


    Joe Queen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • James Samuel McRae

    Ashley is an amazing trial lawyer. In front of a jury, she is completely at home. I recommend her for anyone seeking legal representation for a criminal or DUI matter.


    James McRae Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Ashley McMahan Law Firm, LLC

201 17th Street NW
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30363



GAActive Member in Good Standing 201008/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Advanced Impaired Driver TrainingImpaired Driving Specialists, LLC2013
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing CompletionNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2013
Best AdvocateWilliam Daniel National Invitational Trial Advocacy Competition2010
5th Place of 224 TeamsAmerican Association for Justice National Trial Competition2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
DUI and Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Ashley McMahan Law Firm, LLC2014 - Present
DUI and Criminal Defense Trial LawyerMcIlhinney & Sessions, LLC2013 - 2014
Prosecuting AttorneyFulton County Solicitor General's Office2011 - 2013
Legal InternGeorgia Lawyers For The Arts2010 - 2010
Legal InternJudge Goger, Fulton Superior Court2009 - 2009
Legal InternBelli, Weil, Grozbean & Davis, LLP2009 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Georgia Defense of Drinking DriversMember2013 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. SDReduction to Reckless Driving
State v. APNot Guilty on DUI
State v. SBReduction to Reckless Driving

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Georgia Institute of TechnologyBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science2007