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Ashanti Alease Camil Lilley

Child custody Attorney at Augusta, GA

4.8   33 reviews

also known as Ashanti Lilley

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2009
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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Take some of the anxiety out of this element of your divorce and help you achieve the custody and visitation you know is best for your child. Call today for a Free Consultation.

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Family
    We understand what you are going through and what you need, to build a brighter future for yourself and your family. Please reach out today FREE CONSULTATIONS

  4. Child support

  5. Criminal defense
    If you are facing criminal charges or are under investigation, it is important to hire attorneys who can immediately start building your defense and counsel you on appropriate courses of action. Free Consultations

At the tender age of five, Ashanti knew she wanted to be an attorney. Growing up in a large family, she was known as the quick witted and fiercely persuasive young woman who always knew not only how to get her point across but also how to get things done. She graduated from North Carolina State University with an undergraduate degree in English. She went on to graduate from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta with a Juris Doctor degree. After law school, Ashanti moved to Augusta and started out as a criminal defense attorney practicing in the Augusta Judicial Circuit. A few years later, she began working as a prosecutor in the Richmond County Solicitor General’s Office. While at the Solicitor’s Office, Ashanti was instrumental in building the Richmond County State Court DUI, Drug and Veterans’ Courts as the lead prosecutor in those court programs. With the opening of The Law Office of Ashanti A. Lilley, Ashanti has returned to her first love–the zealous defense of a client’s rights and freedoms. Ashanti is an experienced and successful trial attorney. She has successfully handled hundreds of cases as former prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Her experience on both sides of the fence gives her a sharp edge in the legal field. She believes strongly in fighting tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.

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The Law Office of Ashanti A. Lilley, LLC
580 James Brown Blvd
Augusta, GA, 30901


4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2022
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Rev and Mrs. J.R. Maness
We are BEYOND happy with the expeditious service that we received from Attorney Lilley and her law office. GOD bless and keep you always.
Posted by Gregory | December 1, 2021
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Great lawyer
Consulted with her on the phone very knowledgeable and professional answered my question and helped me out
Posted by Tye’Don | November 1, 2021
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I had Ashanti along side with Martin c puetz for her first murder case she handle my trial like a vet she had more faith than I did I highly recommend her services
Posted by Patricia snell | December 27, 2020
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Excellent Job and means what she says
Thank u so much for handling my case about my daughter. I highly recommend you to anyone that needs help/assistance. Best in town. She said she would treat us like family and that's exactly what she did. Two thumbs up Thank You.
Posted by David | September 5, 2020
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A father and son
I could not have asked for a better attorney. Ms. Lilley was comforting, informative, prompt, understanding, and displayed extrodinary professional experience. It can be difficult and trying during a custody case, but i never felt this was a losing situation. I now have primary custody of my son. Thank you Ms. Lilley
Posted by Rahim | August 19, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
I hired Ms. Ashanti Lilley for a legitimation/custody case. From the initial consultation she listened with empathy, gave great advice and an excellent plan of action. She is massively knowledgeable, detailed, organized, and punctual. Ms. Lilley and her staff gave me a wonderful experience and exceeded all expectations by the time of my final hearing. She was able to get me joint custody, a great visitation schedule and a child support reduction. She is truly your ally, your advocate, and your assurance in the courtroom. I highly recommend her!!!
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Posted by James | March 5, 2020
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Child support lowered
I hired her to go to court with me to keep my child support from increasing, she was able to get it lowered
Posted by Jonna | December 23, 2019
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The best!
I am so grateful that I had Ashanti Lilley as my lawyer. She worked diligently with my case. I absolutely love the fact that she's a woman of integrity! I would definitely recommend her to anyone who may need a strong lawyer and if I ever need her again in the future I'll give her a call!
Posted by Roderick | July 5, 2019
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DUI dismissed
Back in 2017 I was charged with a DUI. I was referred to Ashanti to handle my charge and it was the best decision I could have made. Not only was she thorough in keeping me up-to-date with my case but she also explained the various outcomes and how we would approach them. Not once did I have to call to follow-up because she would contact me soon as their was an update with my case. After 2 years of her hard work, due diligence, and determination, she got the case dismissed! Absolutely nothing short of a miracle worker but an even better professional! Would recommend to anyone!
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Posted by Alejandra | April 16, 2019
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Ashanti Lilley handled my divorce after my previous lawyer was not getting things going. As soon as I hired Ashanti, she was able to speed up the process and make progress in my case. She is a very honest, professional and knowledgeable lawyer, I highly recommend her!
Posted by Antonio | October 2, 2018
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Felony Conviction removed from my record
I was previously convicted of felony robbery and possession of a firearm charges and I served 6 years in prison for that conviction. At the time I didn’t use first offender. Ms.Lilley represented me for a retro first offender act so that first offender could be applied to my case even though my sentence was completed several years ago. She handled my case in a professional manner. I was confident in hiring her from reading her reviews. The reassurance her other clients had in her solidified my decision in hiring her. She was able to get the Retro first offender approved by a judge and able to get my convictions discharged and completely off my record. Having a clean record is invaluable to me. I’m so thankful for her service.
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Posted by Erica | September 28, 2018
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Best ever
I contacted and the office of Ashanti Lilley for assistamce with a cps custody case. She answered all of my questions honestly amd openly and made me feel comfortable from the first meeting. She got all relevant information to my case and presented nothing but facts in the court room. Not only did she get the cps case dropped but I got immediate custody of my daughter. I went into the courtroom with full confidence amd assurance. Listening to her in the courtroom was unbelievable, and she left no stone unturned. I wish I could give her 10 stars. I will be forever grateful for her.
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Posted by Carl | July 31, 2018
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C,C,C,T Davis Family
Very professional and sensitive to our needs. It's been a very good experience for my entire family, I'll definitely let everyone I know about Ms Lilley, she represent that beacon of hope ,may God bless your endeavor
Posted by Shaun | June 28, 2018
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Child Support Reduced and Legitimation for Child
My child support was set in 2017 and at the time I didn’t realize I still didn’t have any legal rights to my child. The child support amount seemed way too high and I was frustrated with the legal system. At the time I didn’t have a lawyer. I hired Ashanti and she made me see that there are people out here who will fight for you. She was compassionate and understanding about being a father in this system that seems set up for fathers to fail. She was able to get my child reduced with a modification and she also was able to get the court to order for me to be the legitimate father so I could have legal and visitation rights to my daughter. I’ve given her name to friends I know who also have legal issues and I would definitely use her if I have issues in the future.
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Posted by Johnny | March 16, 2018
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Possession Intent Distribute Marijuana; Possession Cocaine; Possession Firearm Of Crime and Theft by Receiving
I had a public defender for my case and the offer was prison time. My Dad hired Ashanti in December 2017 and I was sentenced with no jail on January 31st. Ms. Lilley handled all my charges including probation. I’m free. While I was in jail Ms. Lilley came to see me often in jail and told me everything will be ok. I appreciate that. I would recommend anyone with drugs, gun and probation to hire Ms. Lilley.
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Posted by Brandon | February 28, 2018
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Criminal defense
I hired Ashanti Lilley for a case that was already set for jury trial. Plea deal was to sign to 4 years of incarceration. I hired a lawyer before hiring Ashanti who I told the exact same story to. He told me there was nothing he could do for but go to trial. A week before trial I hired Ashanti Lilley, in a short period of time, not only did I not have to go to jury trial but all charges was either dismissed or reduced. 4 years deal turned into 75 hours community service. I am 33, I have never seen a lawyer not only work my case but acknowledge me more about my rights at the same time. Everything she said she was gone do for my case she did it. Thanks to her I have my freedom.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2018
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Assault & battery, violation of oath charges dismissed
I was a former correctional officer at augusta state medical prison. I had a run in with a inmate who refuse to close his flap to his room. I called for the lieutenants but no one should up. He then assaulted me with bodily fluids. I had to hit him multiple times on the arm for him to put his hand back in and to secure the flap. Two days later I was fired for the incident, later I found out that the inmate had full blown aids and that the warden at the time wanted to press charges. So I got legal help and went to see ashanti. She helped me so much. When I went to turn myself in she worked amazingly hard I got out in less than 24 hours and about 2-3 weeks my case was dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2018
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Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute--DISMISSED!!!!
I was arrested back in October in Richmond County . I been back and fourth to court about 4 times and the case was dismissed today 2/8/18. My Lawyer was Ashanti Lilley she a very Great Lawyer Always on time can talk to her about anything if you know anyone who needs a Lawyer I Would refer you to Ashanti Lilley she the best !!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2018
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Unable to register purchased used vehicle
Ashanti did a wonderful job contacting involved parties concerning reasons why the vehicle was unable to be registered. After diligently researching the issue, she was able to get the issue resolved so the vehicle could be registered. We registered the vehicle without any problems after hiring Ashanti.
Posted by Terry | January 15, 2018
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Reducing 70/45 speeding ticket to 59/45
Ms Lilley argued for my speeding ticket case and successfully made the ticket reducing from 70/45 to 59/45. That means my insurance will not go up and no points added to my DL. What's better is the local court is not gonna send it to State for 59/45 which means there is no record on my driving history! Ms Lilley is so helpful and warmhearted, and expert in dealing with traffic ticket!
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Ashanti A Lilley
  • 2015 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Richmond County Solicitor's Office
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Augusta Judicial Circuit
  • 2008 - 2011


  • Emory University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • North Carolina State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Black Law Students Assiciation
  • Community Service Chair
  • 2007 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Black lawyers top 40 under 40
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Update on Georgia Law CLE
  • The Terrible Threes: Parental Alienation, Relocation and Unmarried Cohabitation in Custody Modification Cases
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ashanti is one of the best lawyers I know in Augusta. She has the unique ability to compassionate and caring, while at the same time being a fierce advocate in court. She is an EXPERT family law attorney and I whole-heartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ashanti is hardworking, effective, and tirelessly represents her clients. She has the knowledge and skill that you need in a defense attorney. She is an advocate you can trust. I fully endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Lilley and I have handled numerous matters as opposing counsel. She has always been prepared and knowledgeable about the law. Ms. Lilley is passionate about seeking justice for her clients, which makes her a great attorney. I would recommend Ms. Lilley to anyone facing criminal charges."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lilley is unquestionably committed to her clients, and to justice. She has courtroom experience, and she has earned a reputation for her honesty and dedication to her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Lilley is a tough advocate who fights hard for her clients. She is well respected in the community, especially among prosecutors and judges. If you are charged with a DUI in Augusta you need to hire Ms. Lilley. I fully endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ashanti is a great courtroom advocate, and she has a keen understanding of criminal law. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
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Augusta Child custody Lawyer Ashanti Alease Camil Lilley
Ashanti Alease Camil Lilley
Child custody Attorney
Augusta, GA
Licensed for 14 years