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Ashley L. Schiavone

DUI and DWI Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   32 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
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About Ashley

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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 DUIDLA (DUI Defense Lawyers Association), GACDL (Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), 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. Her annual book, "Defending DUI:  A Case Outline" is now being published by ICLEGA (The Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia).

 

Location

Schiavone Law, P.C.
675 Ponce De Leon Ave #223
Atlanta, GA, 30308

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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2023
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DUI
Attorney Ashley was very amazing she helped me understand the logistics of my case. Ashley also was able to help mitigate and bring my case to a resolution of peace. I recommend strongly that you hire attorney Ashley Shiavone.
Posted by Kelli | March 26, 2021
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DUI Attorney
Ashley helped with a DUI and was an amazing attorney to work with during and even after my case was closed. She kept in contact with any questions I had and was always very fast in responding to my calls or emails. She kept me up to date with any changes that were happening in my case and was always on top of everything. I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2018
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DUI
I was driving under the influence and she handle my case with no worries although I plea guilty and I admit my guilt and she got my jail dismiss and refused BAC test refused dismissed and improperly stopping and unsupervised 1 year probation and also only 4 months unspended license and was able to get permit liscence in that 4 monthsand she’s very professional and to the point straight up lady thank you Mrs Ashley for giving me a chance of better my situation and I could be a lot worst without her and her fees are very reasonable for the excellent work she did and I will never never drive under the influence again but advice to anyone with 1st offense Mrs Ashley is the lawyer you should have on your side Thank you Mrs Ashley
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2016
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Better Outcome Than She Originally Advised
Hired Ashley for a misdemeanor possession arrest. She advised of possible outcomes on the case based on the arrest being a first offense. In the end Ashely was able to get an outcome that was better than the best possible outcome she originally advised. I know Ashely was not being conservative in her original advice on what we could expect because I interviewed several attorneys before hiring Ashley and each of them provided a best case scenario given the facts of the arrest. All of them provided the same range of outcomes that Ashely provided at our initial meeting. Ashley was very proactive in her defense and communicated within hours, sometimes less whenever we had questions, providing her direct line once retained. She also went above and beyond her obligation based on a special request.
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Posted by Jeff | May 15, 2016
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Best Lawyer in Atlanta
Ashley is one of the best Lawyers in Atlanta. She truly cares about her clients and will go out of her way to make sure that she does everything possible for your best interest. Ashley was always on top of my DUI case and kept me updated regularly. I did not have to worry about a single thing. Ashley was able to allow me to keep my license after my arrest. After viewing my arrest video, she recommended that I take my case to state court and fight my DUI charges. In the end all charges were dismissed and expunged. If you want a lawyer who truly cares about you as an individual, Ashley is the one for you. I am forever thankful to have found such an amazing and dedicated Lawyer.
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Posted by Deborah | August 3, 2015
Best Decision Made, My Savior
I would like to commend my lawyer, Ashley Schiavone, for a JOB WELL DONE!! I am so grateful for the work an dedication she put into my case. I felt I was in a position where I was charged erroneously and was in a no win situation. I presented my case to her and she assured me that she would do everything possible to help fight my case. She's VERY knowledgeable of the law and VERY thorough in her research. She goes above and beyond what I expected from a lawyer. The support I got from her was phenomenal. I was a mental wreck but she would always give me the encouragement I needed to not give up. In the end, we were VICTORIOUS!! She fought hard for me legally and never backed down in court. My sentence was reduced drastically. I am so thankful and grateful for her dedication and expertise in handling my case. There is so much more I could say about the outstanding job she did. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that needs a great lawyer. Tons of gratitude to you Ashley.
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Posted by Leonardo | July 7, 2015
domestic violence
Words can not describe how much I appreciate Ashley's work as my lawyer. She goes the extra mile to help you out. Very honest and humble individual well worth it.
Posted by Brandon | July 5, 2014
Great Lawyer, Great Outcome
Ashley picked up my DUI case about 2 years ago. At the first liscense hearing Ashley was able to keep my liscense from getting suspended, so I was able to drive the entire time while my case was active. During my pretrial, Ashley had put together a great defense to rebuttle the officers testimony. She was great at finding flaws in how the officer conducted the field sobriety test, and was able to get the breathalizer test thrown out. My case never made it to trial because Ashley was able to get my charges dropped to a reckless driving with no probation or community service. Throughout my whole experience, Ashley was very quick to answer my emails and phone calls, and never left me uncertain about what my rights were. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who has a pending DUI charge.
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Posted by Doug | April 8, 2014
Extremely helpful!
Ashley was appointed as public defender for my elderly mother after her arrest on multiple driving offenses. She worked with me to help resolve my mother's case with the district attorney after I became her guardian. I highly recommend her and appreciate all she did to resolve what would have been a very difficult trial.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2013
Intelligent and Assertive Attorney
Another attorney who does not handle cases like mine referred me to Attorney Ashley Schiavone. She has a great reputation in Georgia, and I was highly impressed by her work. She was willing to help me with my case for the most reasonable price after I had called close to forty other attorneys. She did her research for my case, and she helped me reduce my fines and other penalties tremendously. I could have had my license suspended, but she really helped me out. I am not sure if I can describe the details here, but, in short, she knew what she was doing. Even though we, as a society, may subconsciously stereotype women, especially those who are good-looking, to be less assertive or even less competent, do not have any doubts on Attorney Ashley Schiavone! She is very intelligent and bold, and she seems to have a good relationship with the judges and prosecutors in the area. Also, unlike other busy attorneys, she responded to my emails and calls immediately for months leading up to my court date. If I ever need help in the future, I will definitely ask her again.
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Posted by Tiffany | October 19, 2012
Amazing Attorney
I was charged with a DUI and failure to maintain lane. After meeting with a number of lawyers I decided on Ashley. When asked by a few of the other lawyers who I had met with whenever I mentioned Ashely they all confirmed that she was a good lawyer. After reading some reviews and getting that feedback from other lawyers I felt confident with my choice. Ashley lived up to and exceeded my expectations. She kept me informed throughout the entire process and made what could have been a very bothersome situation rather stress free. She was very knowledgable about the DUI laws, processes, and was very real with me about my options. I have a busy travel schedule, sometimes leaving the state for months at a time, I was worried about how I would arrange that around my court dates but Ashley took care of almost everything. I think I only had to be in a court room twice throughtout the whole 2 year process (my case was extended for awhile). I chose to go to trial and Ashley did a great job of arguing my case. After the prosecution had finished with their arguments, I thought I was finished...but then Ashley got up there and did her thing. At the end of it all I was found not guilty on both charges. What a great feeling of vindication! Thanks Ashley!
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Posted by Christian | February 27, 2012
Wonderful lawyer that really cares & goes above & beyond!
So happy with my choice in hiring Ashley. She was the best lawyer I could have hoped to have, especially for the amount of money I had to spend.
Posted by Crystal | December 30, 2011
Best decision I ever made!
Recently I found myself in an unfortunate speeding situation, and couldn't risk having any more points on my license. I knew I needed to seek legal help. I talked to a few people, and no one really felt like they cared about the issue or the outcome until I found Ashley. She was by far the best decision I could have made. From the moment we spoke, I could tell that she really cared about my situation. She stayed on the phone to answer all of my questions, so by the end of the convo I knew exactly what my options were. Once we decided on a game plan, she instantly began working on my case. I was amazed at out calm and detailed she was. She left no stone unturned. We arrived at court, and she was right by my side the whole time. My outcome was better than I had hoped for! No points on my license, and minimal court cost!!!! I could not have been happier. I would highly recommend Ashley for anyone in search of a top-notch lawyer in Atlanta. You won't find anyone better, nor will you find anyone who actually cares about your case as much as she does! Thank you Ashley. You are AWESOME!
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Posted by Jason | October 7, 2011
Great Attorney
Ms. Schiavone made a very stressful situation very easy to deal with. She was able to negotiate a jailable traffic offense into a small fine. Her fee was quite reasonable compared to other attorneys I contacted. If I ever needed legal service again, Ms. Schiavone will definitely be the attorney I choose.
Posted by Anna | August 18, 2011
Traffic Court Case
I would recommend Ashley to everyone. I was cited with a ticket, failure to yield while turning left, which resulted in an accident. I have no experience in court and was worried about license suspension. I am in school here and both my driver’s license and tags are out of state. Ms. Schiavone was able to represent me in court and get the case dismissed. All charges were dropped. I cannot thank her enough for her services. She remained in contact with me the entire time. She was/is very professional as well as personable. I will be recommending her to anyone who needs a lawyer and will use her service again should the need arise. She is an EXCELLENT attorney.
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Posted by Jacob | July 21, 2011
My reduction to time serverd.
I had a charge for reckless driving, of which I would have spent time in jail for a year, I called and told her what was going on, she took the caes and reduced it to time served, 120 day probation and 20 hours of community service. I will recommend her to any one who needs a lawyer.
Posted by Noe | June 15, 2011
First Class Lawyer
i highly recommend ms. schiavone. she handled my case professionally, in a timely manner and for a reasonable cost. with an open stream of communication, i felt confident and informed at all times during the process. thanks Ashley!!!
Posted by Lisa | May 26, 2011
Fantastic lawyer!!
I simply don't know what I would have done without Ashley's help. I had a traffic case in Fulton that was misdocumented by the county, it affected the status of my license and also caused me to have charges in Cobb County. Ashley not only resolved the charges in Cobb succesfully, but she also took care of the Fulton county mess-up with fantastic results. I would recommend her for ANY case involved traffic related issues, and hope you choose her.
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Posted by Edward | May 25, 2011
Confident Representation
I hired attorney Ashley Schiavone to represent me in an Agressive Driving Case. It was my first experience in a courtroom. Ms. Schiavone eased my concerns, worked with the ADA, kept me well informed, was punctual. There were several continuances of my case and Ms. Schiavone let me know what to expect. I highly reccomend her, it was a pleasure working with her. I have mentioned attorney Schiavone to some of my friends.
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Posted by Shane | March 10, 2011
Asked for A Lawyer and was sent a Warrior
Ashley Schiavone is undoubtedly who you want in your corner, regardless the matter. With my first DUI, Per-Se and DUI, Less Safe staring me in the face, I was sure my attempt to cooperate the night of my arrest and take all field sobriety tests, plus both intoxilyzers would yield a result / punishment, but never this one. I admitted to drinking and was willing to take my punishment. However, with custody of three children and owning a business; making time for classes, community service and drug/alcohol evaluations was not out of the question. The jail time was, and had me worried. Ashley took the time to educate me on several issues law enforcement had to follow to make sure my rights were not violated and the test were as accurate as possible. Specifics she knew that I had no idea of and after blowing .092 <legal .080>, I didn’t feel positive. Ashley stayed her course pointing out full cooperation on my part, proper operation of my vehicle while being pulled over and other observations only a professional could pick up. I had waited a full year for my day in court. Although, I never felt I was over the legal limit the night of the arrest and I knew the video of the scene was not bad at all. After three grueling days, Ashley took the floor with her prepared closing statement. She quoted from the Bible Proverbs 18:17 in saying “…the first to present his case seems right until another comes forward and questions him.” I watched Jurors gaze in amazement. One lady even winked at her!! Ashley was phenomenal – a spectacular warrior that surprised me at every turn. The Jury Foreman came back with a NOT GUILTY on both counts. A long year had come to a close. It wound down with an unexpected treasure, delivered by a Dragon Slayer. Ashley Schiavone is the paradigm by which other lawyers should follow. She’s a Hall of Famer in my book to which my children and I will be eternally grateful.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • On duty defense attorney and staff member
  • Gwinnett County DUI Court
  • 2016 - Present
  • On duty defense attorney and staff member
  • Gwinnett County Veteran's Court
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner/Managing Partner
  • Schiavone Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Head Thomas Webb and Willis LLC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable William T. Moore, Chief Judge, Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Division
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Office Assistant
  • Herndon & Costner, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
  • 24 hr. DUI Detection & Standardized FST Course Completion
  • 2009
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • DUI Detection & Standardized FST Instructor Course Completion
  • 2009
  • Ga Assoc. Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy Program Completion
  • 2009
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI Dismissed
  • DUI dismissed
  • DUI DISMISSED
  • DUI dismissed
  • DUI REDUCED, EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED
  • Evidence suppressed and reduction to Reckless Driving
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Associations

  • "DUIDLA" DUI Defense Lawyers Assocation
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10th Annual, Diving into a DUI Case Certificate of Completion
  • Trial Skills University
  • 2016
  • Designated Driver Sponsor
  • Suwanee Beerfest 2016
  • 2016
  • 9th Annual, Diving into a DUI Case, Certificate of Completion
  • Meadows Law Firm & Trial Skills University
  • 2015
  • Designated Driver Sponsor
  • Suwanee Beerfest, 2015
  • 2015
  • "Atlanta's Finest 2014 Professionals"
  • Proactive Resources and Creative Loafing
  • 2014
  • 8th Annual, Diving into a DUI Case Certificate of Completion
  • Trial Skills University
  • 2014
  • Founding Member
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • "Atlanta's Finest 2012 Professionals"
  • Proactive Resources and Creative Loafing.
  • 2012
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence Cert. of Completion- Spring Course
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence Cert. of Completion- Summer Course
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial by Combat
  • Unique DUI Trial Issues
  • 2019
  • Central Gwinnett Student Diversion Program
  • Defending the Respondent
  • 2016
  • ICLE
  • GA ICLE- May DUI Update
  • 2015
  • ICLE
  • Challenging a Breath Test without an Expert Witness: Trial Tips and Techniques
  • 2014
  • City of Roswell Town Hall Meeting
  • Expert Panelist on Underage Drinking
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (49)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley. Lordy, what can I say. I met her at a CLE course on DUI and ended up emailing her to ask for her help on an issue and friendship ensued. She is a consummate professional and more importantly a subject-matter expert at everyting DUI. When I hear she is in trial or motions I wish I could bring popcorn. Why? After you buckle the seatbelt of suspended disbelief, you can sit back and enjoy the ride and watch her amazing, nonchalant demeanor break her opposing counsel's case apart, sometimes without them even realizing it until its too late. Thank you Ashley for always answering my panic texts at 1am, my clients thank you!! <3"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is knowledgeable, professional, and always fighting for her clients!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is a true expert in DUI defense. She knows the intricacies of DUI case law and has authored a book on the subject. She is also a very effective courtroom litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Clients love her and prosecutors fear her. Arrested in Atlanta? Call Ashley immediately for effective and aggressive representation. A+."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Schiavone is a highly-skilled criminal defense attorney that tirelessly fights hard for her clients. She is a tenacious trial attorney and has a great working knowledge of the criminal laws of the State of Georgia. Ms. Schiavone is an honest and trustworthy attorney who can be counted on to do what she says she will do."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is always in trial skillfully handling whatever the State throws at her. She has been specializing in this area of law for many years and has become a very respected resource among the DUI defense bar. She has even written her own book! She is a patient and caring attorney who always gets good results for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is a true rising star. Blessed with natural talents in both oratory and legal thinking, Ashley continues to prove herself as one of the better lawyers in her field. Compassionate and dedicated to her clients, any person who chooses her will not be disappointed. She gets great results and does what she says she will. Simply an amazingly talented lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Ashley in Court handling DUI cases and she is a sharp and well spoken advocate for her clients. In speaking with Ashley, I found her well versed on current legal trends in DUI law. I endorse her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is a terrific young lawyer, a tenacious litigator, and constantly works at honing her craft. The daughter of legendary Savannah lawyer Michael Schiavone, and a former pupil of America's best DUI lawyer, William C. "Bubba" Head, Ashley has already made a name for herself as a rising star in the army of Freedom Fighters otherwise known as Criminal Defense Lawyers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ashley. She is very skilled in DUI and all forms of litigation. She is a very smart lawyer with incredible experience. If I have questions about a case, Ashley is amazing resource that I trust. I would feel very comfortable hiring her for a case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am super enthusiastic about Attorney Ashley Schiavone. The best criminal defense lawyers are fearless, creative, clever and driven to win-- Ashley is all of these things. I recently spoke with a Judge who had just finished presiding over one of Ashley's trials. The judge was impressed and described Ashley as tough, "like a bulldog." That's an awesome compliment when most lawyers are afraid to even try a case. I fully concur with that Judge's opinion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schiavone constantly provides excellent legal advice that not only benefit the asker of the question, but also fellow attorneys. Even though I have been an attorney for 23 years and even a judge and magistrate, I learn new aspects about the law from her every day."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ashley. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schiavone is an excellent attorney as well as a kind person, which works in your favor if a jury trial becomes necessary. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a defense attorney. Trust her with your case and you will be in good hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley Schiavone is an extremely dedicated, tenacious, and hard-working attorney. Her trial skills and case investigation/preparation have been honed by some of the best DUI attorneys in the state. I highly endorse Ashley to anyone seeking exceptional representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schiavone is a fantastic trial attorney. I have seen her in court and she gets her clients great results including many reductions from DUI to reckless driving. I strongly endorse Ms. Schiavone."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Ashley at work numerous times in the courtroom and there is no question that she is incredibly knowledgeable in the complexities of DUI defense. She represents her client vigorously and she is a true asset to the legal community. I highly recommend Ashley."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Ashley's work over the past couple of years. She has developed into an excellent advocate for her clients. She is a fighter. You will be in good hands with Ashley on your side."
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Atlanta DUI and DWI Lawyer Ashley L. Schiavone
Ashley L. Schiavone
DUI and DWI Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 15 years