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William D. Ashwell

Litigation Attorney at Warrenton, VA

4.9   25 reviews

Licensed for 10 years

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William D. Ashwell is an attorney and principal at Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, in Warrenton, Virginia.  Practicing throughout Northern Virginia and the Piedmont region, Mr. Ashwell focuses primarily in civil and criminal litigation, domestic relations, wills and trusts and appellate advocacy.

 A Fauquier County native, Mr. Ashwell is active in the community and is a board member of Experience Old Town Warrenton, the Fauquier SPCA, and the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce.

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Licensed for 10 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/27/2022

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Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
William received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by DeAndre | June 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr.Ashwell was awesome from our first meeting all the way through the trial. I cannot thank him enough for his hard work & dedication. The claim against me was DISMISSED! Two thumbs up for Mr. Ashwell.
Posted by Sue | June 27, 2016
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Awsome
I just want to say that Will did a great job on my case and I will hire him again if I ever I need a lawyer. He was very patient with me and my situation and I am very pleased with him. Your the best>
Posted by Joe | December 14, 2022
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Result Oriented Lawyer
“ Mr. Ashwell and Sarah, his paralegal, are outstanding. I felt fortunate to have found such a diverse, experienced, and knowledgeable attorney in Warren County, Virginia. After doing a lot of research, I’m lucky to have found Mr. Ashwell. He provided quality and skill in his defense of my son’s criminal case. He went above and above to work thoroughly. Results were more important to him than money. His apparent diligence, honesty, sophistication, and vision are unparalleled by other attorneys I had contacted. I would recommend him without hesitation for all your legal needs in the state of Virginia.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2021
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A Job Well Done
I was able to get everything that I wanted out of my case. Thank you so much for helping us. You even removed us from b an uncomfortable situation on the day of. We really appreciated that. We're now able to breathe and not worry about the upcoming future. Thank you so much again. A job well done.
Posted by Brandon | November 14, 2021
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Real Estate Research and Transaction
I hired Ashwell and Ashwell to research county zoning, and also for a real estate transaction after that. I had a very positive experience with the whole team at Ashwell and Ashwell. They were professional, responsive, and knowledgeable. I was also pleasantly surprised with the bill. I highly recommend their services.
Posted by Lana | November 8, 2021
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Affordable and Professional
Will was great at handling my custody case which resulted in my favor. Will is an all around good guy that cares, determined and even a since of humor. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great attorney.
Posted by Victoria | February 3, 2020
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Extreamly Pleased! Best choice for us!
Mr. Ashwell is very knowledgeable in real estate claims. He was very professional and personable. He answered every question we had no matter how silly it felt to ask. His legal assistant Ms. Houston always took the time to answer all questions we had and heard our concerns. He explained to us what would happen once we entered court, which was reassuring. Even after court he explained to me what would happen if the opposing team choose to appeal and what we would do then. We would recommend Mr. Ashwell and his team to anyone who needs legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2019
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From misdemeanor to improper driving
I have not received a ticket in over 3 decades. I was charged with a reckless and another minor driving charge. Mr. Ashwell put my mind at ease from the beginning. He was upfront and told me exactly what I had to do and what he would do for me. Even after court, he still gave me advice on how to improve my record. I did have to loose points for my charge but feel if I didn’t have him representing me, it would have been a lot worse. I thank him and his firm for the way they treated me with respect and dignity. It is already humiliating going to court. He just made me feel much better about it.
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Posted by Andrew | September 10, 2019
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Andrew Locke
Mr. Ashwell was an excellent attorney. We had a bad situation we were dealing with and his level of professionalism, respect, and overall knowledge of the job was extremely impressive. He was well versed, well studied, and came prepared to do his job. We came out with a great outcome for the future of my child. His help with the situation we dealt with was greatly appreciated by so many and I would recommend anyone that needs his services to contact him. I personally wouldn't use anyone else besides Mr. Ashwell.
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Posted by Susan | September 5, 2019
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Excellent choice
Will is knowledgeable in a variety of subjects and is always our first choice when an issue arises personally and professionally. He is able to read a situation and relay the best course of action to his clients. His demeanor in court is calming and commanding. His behind the scene staff is professional, educated and courteous and the office is charming. We would not hesitate to recommend this attorney or his firm. You could not choose a better attorney.
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Posted by Bill | September 4, 2019
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Professional Assistance at Its Best
At every turn, Will went the extra mile for me, working to achieve the best possible outcome, doing extra legwork, etc. He was in total control of the facts, the process, and what to expect. Without hesitation, I would recommend Will to others.
Posted by Brenda | May 13, 2019
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BEST VA ATTORNEY FOR CUSTODY!
Mr. Ashwell represented me in a difficult and long battle custody and visitation case. Will was very helpful, professional, hard worker and attentive in my case. He helped advise me of my custody and legal options so I can make the best outcome decision. The entire team were very helpful and kind. I would strongly recommend him again to anyone who is looking for a family law attorney.
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Posted by Nick | March 23, 2016
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Where to start when seeking legal counsel
Are you in a bind, have questions and need answers? Do you have an upcoming court date and want to be represented by someone who's not afraid to go the distance for their clients? If you are searching for top of the line services look no further .William D Ashwell can provide you with legal help like no other. William and his associates provided me with the assistance I needed when I found myself looking for someone who could defend me and keep me safe from false claims and allegations. Once you get chance to observe the competition you will see that their is no equal when it comes to getting the job done. I would not recommended any other than William D Ashwell and his associates based off of what they did for me and the reputation that precedes them .
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
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Very Pleased!
From the first consultation with Mr. Ashwell, I felt very comfortable that he was the attorney that I would hire in seeking custody of our great nephew. He and his assistant Ashley are very friendly, helpful, truthful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Mr. William Ashwell!
Posted by Edward | October 6, 2015
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Expert in Traffic/speeding cases (DUI)
William is an expert in his field of law. Very professional and honest from the beginning, giving accurate assessments based off the details provided to him about your case. While he gave me worst case scenario from the beginning to prepare myself, he did his research into the case and built a solid defense based off the details provided. He was careful to take into consideration the DA and judge my case was presented in front of and advised me based on information gathered on how to proceed. William was prepared with documentation and examples of other cases. He was aware of laws from within and outside of the state, enabling him to better illustrate his argument. During the trial, he was incredibly attentive to all information being provided. He had a counter argument for multiple areas of my case, and while the first 3 were not sustained, they were all leading up to a final argument that was ultimately the deciding factor in my case. All done without him or the DA asking me to take the stand. Overall, I recommend William to anyone in this situation, or for any of his other areas of expertise. He is knowledgeable and will do his best to provide you the service required.
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Posted by Carrie | September 30, 2015
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Amazing Attorney
Will put my mind at ease from the beginning. He was knowledgeable in every sense of the word. His assistant Ashley was very professional and eager to assist me with any questions or clarifications needed. I would definitely recommend Will Ashwell's services to anyone seeking legal advice or representation. I wouldn't question hiring him again if needed.
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Posted by Josh | February 7, 2015
Highly Recommended
Will, along with his legal assistant Ashley, handled my divorce with the utmost care and professionalism. They made a potentially complex and draining process as simple and painless as possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a Family/Divorce/Domestic Relations lawyer.. Based off his outstanding work, I will definitely consider him for any future legal needs.
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Posted by John | October 2, 2014
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
William Ashwell is an EXCELLENT attorney. He is extremely intelligent, professional, and diligent and has done a magnificent job advocating my interests. William Ashwell and his legal assistant Ashley Settle were both extremely responsive and willing to answer all questions I had. They both genuinely cared about my case and went above and beyond for my family and I. I would highly recommend William Ashwell and this firm to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by J. Phillips | September 30, 2014
Extremely Intelligent, Most Competent and Ethical
Mr. Ashwell is an OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY. Extremely Intelligent, Most Competent and Ethical in every regard. He immediately discerned what my family's goal was in this case of guardianship and conservatorship. As in cases of this nature, the goal in this case was to gain access and take over the responsibility and management of my father's estate. I am a military spouse who has lived the majority of my adult life outside of the Continental United States. Unbeknownst to me, my father had his legal documents processed privately with his attorney 14 years ago. As stated by my father's attorney in court, I was not present when my father made his decisions with regards to his power of attorney and last will and testament, etc. Mr. Ashwell contacted my dad's attorney who also testified in court on my father's behalf. Unbeknownst to me, my father had his legal documents processed privately with his attorney 14 years ago. As stated by my father's attorney in court, I was not present when my father made his decisions with regards to his power of attorney and last will and testament, etc. Mr. Ashwell contacted my dad's attorney who also testified in court on my father's behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2014
Mr Ashwell is kind calm and composed
Mr Ashwell was helpful and kind during a difficult time with my son. He did a very good job for his client and helped the entire family with a lot of uncertainty.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Lord Fairfax Comm. College
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Extern
  • Montgomery County Court Of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Intern
  • University Of Dayton School Of Law Legal Clinic
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Gulick Carson & Thorpe, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Weatherholt v. Commonwealth, 298 Va. 438 (2020)
  • Affirmed.
  • United States v. Bosyk, 933 F.3d 319 (4th Cir. 2019), cert denied, 140 S. Ct. 1124 (U.S. Feb. 24, 2020)(No. 19-860), 2019
  • Affirmed. Judge Winn dissenting.
  • Shepherd v. Conde, 797 S.E.2d 750 (2017)
  • The judgment is affirmed in part, reversed in part, and the action is remanded.
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Associations

  • Experience Old Town Warrenton
  • Board of Directors
  • 2020 - Present
  • Fauquier Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Fauquier County SPCA
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fauquier County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • N/A
  • Partnership for Warrenton
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Externship Program
  • CALI Award
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Probate and Estate Administration Conference in Virginia
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2020
  • Greater Piedmont REALTORS
  • Protecting Your Business, Family and Future
  • 2018
  • Local Government Law - Start to Finish
  • Government Attorney Ethics
  • 2018
  • Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning
  • Ethics in Land Use
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Ashwell is a gentlemen and great advocate for his clients. I endorse Mr. Ashwell as a fellow attorney in the community."
General practice Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an asset to the local legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ashwell is an excellent attorney. He has a calm and kind demeanor outside the courtroom when dealing with other attorneys and his clients. However, he is as aggressive as they come in the courtroom and produces the results his clients are seeking. I endorse this lawyer"
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