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I was born and raised in Virginia and have lived in this wonderful state all of my life.  I attended college and law school in Virginia, and have enjoyed building a legal career and practicing law in courts across the state, from Roanoke to Virginia Beach, and from Richmond to Fairfax to Winchester.

I enjoy nearly every facet of the law, but I have a particular focus on the ethics of the practice of law, as well as the complexities of Virginia civil procedure.  Having had the opportunity while I was in law school to study and to work with W. Hamilton Bryson, author of the definitive treatise on Virginia Civil Procedure and truly one of the kindest and most intelligent men I have ever met, I gained an appreciation for the framework of our procedural rules.  

I am fascinated not only by the rules themselves, but by the history behind the rules.  Virginia's legal community always keeps an eye on its rich legal tradition and its prominence in shaping American legal history.  From the strict rules governing some of the first British settlements on our continent, to the pivotal role of Virginia's legal elite in the founding of our nation, to the evolution of the law in Virginia to meet the challenges of the new millennium, our Commonwealth has inspired, and been inspired by, attorneys.  I am proud to be a part of that long and storied tradition.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    11 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    11 years, 190 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    11 years, 50 cases
  4. Child Custody: 10%
    11 years, 125 cases
  5. Chapter 7: 10%
    6 years, 250 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gerardo M. DelGado

    Mr. Ashton is a highly dedicated and brilliant attorney. He constantly displays an indefatigable advocacy for his client's interests. Mr. Ashton is also a fantastic mentor. He is a patient, understanding and caring individual with an outstanding ability to break down complex legal concepts in a digestible manner that anyone can understand. I strongly recommend Mr. Ashton as an attorney.


    Gerardo DelGado Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Darren Marshall Hart

    I endorse this lawyer. Thomas Woodward Ashton and I worked together. Mr. Ashton showed skill, acumen, and diligence in his work. I would recommend Mr. Ashton for civil matters to include litigation, divorce, and bankruptcy law.


    Darren Hart Business Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info


P.O. Box 2480
Poquoson, VA, 23662


VAAuthorized to practice law200503/11/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
GraduateNational Trial Skills College2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Office of Marilyn Solomon2010 - Present
AssociateHart & Assoc., P.C.2005 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarMember2005 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smith v. Ray, et al.pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia after remand from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Parrish v. Hedges, et al.Jury Verdict for Plaintiff ($175,000.00)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Hampden-Sydney CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002