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Ashleigh, originally from Florida, now resides in
Marietta, Georgia with her husband and their two daughters. 


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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 25%
    14 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    14 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    14 years
  4. Violent Crime: 15%
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Alex Richard Merritt

    I have worked with Ashleigh on a number of cases. She is one of the most tenacious lawyers I know. Ashleigh is hard-working, highly intelligent, and dogged in her pursuit of getting the right results for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Ashleigh to any of my friends or family. She will do a great job.


    Alex Merritt Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Merchant. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Merchant Law Firm, P.C.

701 Whitlock Avenue NW, Suite J43
Marietta, GA, 30064


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Top Lawyer Under 40Fulton Daily Report2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2011
2010 Legal EliteGeorgia Trend2010
Employee of the QuarterFulton County Public Defender2007
First PlaceHerbert Weschler National Criminal Law Moot Court2003
Third Best OralistHerbert Weschler National Criminal Law Moot Court2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyFulton County Office of the Public Defender, Atlanta Judicial Circuit2005 - 2009
Staff AttorneyMetro Conflict Defender2004 - 2005
N/ASouthern Center for Humans Rights2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCo-Chair, Legislative Committee2015 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Cobb County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionMember2009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2004 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2003 - Present
Cobb County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionPresident2015 - 2016
Cobb County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionPresident-Elect2014 - 2015
Cobb County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionSecretary2013 - 2014
Homeowners AssociationVice President2010 - 2011
Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court BoardMoot Court Member2002 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. RNNot Guilty Verdict
State v. ACNot Guilty
State v. BunnState Not Allowed to Prosecute
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Publication nameTitleDate
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAJC2011
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAJC - State v. Bunn2010
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAJC - Unjust Mandatory Minimums2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingFirst Amendment and Criminal Defense2016
Fall ConferenceCreative Discovery Techniques2016
Annual ConferenceMedia Training for Lawyers2016
Spring ConferenceGetting Evidence After Trial2015
Defending DUI CasesDUI2015
State Bar of GeorgiaCivil Rights Litigation2014
Annual DUI SeminarDUI2013
Winning Trial StrategiesCriminal Defense2012
Lawyering in the RoundCriminal Defense2012
Immigration Consequences of Criminal LawCriminal Defense2011
Fulton CountyNew Attorney Training2011
Continuing Legal EducationParoles and Pardons2011
Advanced Criminal PracticeAdvanced Criminal Practice2011
Institute of Continuing Legal EducationGeorgia Appellate Practice2010
Continuing Legal EducationNew Attorney Orientation2009
Continuing Legal EducationKeeping Clients Happy2008
Continuing Legal EducationDemurrers and Motions to Dismiss2004