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Growing up with her father, Michael Schiavone, a well-known and respected criminal defense attorney in Savannah, Georgia, Ashley knew at an early age that she wanted to practice criminal law. In her second year of law school, Ashley earned the prestigious honor of clerking for the Honorable Judge William T. Moore, Chief Federal Judge of the Southern District of Georgia.  After graduating law school in May 2008, she began working as a law clerk with Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, one of the best DUI and criminal law firms in the state of Georgia. When she passed the Georgia Bar Exam in October 2008, she accepted an associate position with the firm and  has been practicing law since then. She is honored to have worked with William Head and the other well-known partners of this firm.    She's a member of GACDL (Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), NCDD (National College for DUI Defense, Inc.), Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers, State Bar of Georgia and the ABA (American Bar Association).  She has also attended several seminars dedicated to continuing education in the areas of DUI and criminal defense. In 2009, she attended an intensive seminar that qualified her as an instructor of field sobriety evaluations in accordance with NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration) standards. Aside from her interest in practicing law, she also likes to travel and study abroad. In the summer of 2006, she participated in a London Study Abroad program through the University of Miami Law School. For seven weeks, she lived in London and studied International Law at the University College of London. During this time, she also traveled to Paris, France, Oxford University, and several areas of Italy. In January 2012, Ashley opened up her own law firm, Schiavone Law, P.C. and is currently practicing as a solo practioner in the areas of general criminal defense (misdemeanor and felony cases), DUI, traffic law and uncontested divorce.  She is also expanding her practice to include both personal injury and worker's compensation law.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Divorce: 20%

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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Jared Richman

    I endorse this lawyer. Clients love her and prosecutors fear her. Arrested in Atlanta? Call Ashley immediately for effective and aggressive representation. A+.

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    Andrew Richman DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Allison Elizabeth McCarthy

    A strong legal advocate for her clients, Ashley NEVER backs down. She has written a fantastic book and is always very current on the law. All of her clients are very fortunate to have her representing them.

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    Allison McCarthy Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Schiavone Law, P.C.

4001-A Wetherburn Way, NW
Norcross, GA, 30097

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Designated Driver SponsorSuwanee Beerfest 20162016
10th Annual, Diving into a DUI Case Certificate of CompletionTrial Skills University2016
Designated Driver SponsorSuwanee Beerfest, 20152015
9th Annual, Diving into a DUI Case, Certificate of CompletionMeadows Law Firm & Trial Skills University2015
Founding MemberDUI Defense Lawyers Association2014
8th Annual, Diving into a DUI Case Certificate of CompletionTrial Skills University2014
"Atlanta's Finest 2014 Professionals"Proactive Resources and Creative Loafing2014
"Atlanta's Finest 2012 Professionals"Proactive Resources and Creative Loafing.2012
Mastering Scientific Evidence Cert. of Completion- Spring CourseNational College for DUI Defense2011
Mastering Scientific Evidence Cert. of Completion- Summer CourseNational College of DUI Defense2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
On duty defense attorney and staff memberGwinnett County DUI Court2016 - Present
On duty defense attorney and staff memberGwinnett County Veteran's Court2015 - Present
Owner/Managing PartnerSchiavone Law Group2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyHead Thomas Webb and Willis LLC2008 - 2011
Law ClerkHonorable William T. Moore, Chief Judge, Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Division2007 - 2007
Office AssistantHerndon & Costner, P.C.2004 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
"DUIDLA" DUI Defense Lawyers AssocationFounding Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2008 - Present
Georgia Defense of Drinking DriversMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
NOT GUILTYNot Guilty verdict after bench trial
NOT GUILTYNot Guilty verdict after jury trial
PROBATION INSTEAD OF PRISON5 years probation
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Highway Traffic and Safety AdministrationN/A24 hr. DUI Detection & Standardized FST Course Completion2009
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationN/ADUI Detection & Standardized FST Instructor Course Completion2009
Ga Assoc. Criminal Defense LawyersN/AOther - Bachelors2009
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Florida State UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Central Gwinnett Student Diversion ProgramDefending the Respondent2016
ICLEGA ICLE- May DUI Update2015
ICLEChallenging a Breath Test without an Expert Witness: Trial Tips and Techniques2014
City of Roswell Town Hall MeetingExpert Panelist on Underage Drinking2010