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Ashley C Puro

Appeals Attorney at Destin, FL

5.0   32 reviews

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About Ashley

Learn Ashley’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    20%
    Our firm handles Family Law Appeals. The time to file an appeal is limited. If you believe the Court made an error within a Final Order or Judgment, contact us today for a free consultation. (*Note: we do not accept criminal appeals)

  2. Alimony
    16%

  3. Child custody
    16%
    Includes establishing paternity, parenting plans, timesharing (visitation) schedules, enforcement of custody orders and modification of existing custody orders.

  4. Child support
    16%
    Includes establishing child support unrelated to marriage, contesting child support orders, enforcement of orders and modification of orders.

  5. Domestic violence
    16%

  6. Uncontested divorce
    16%
    Flat Fee Service includes drafting all required court documents, creating a Marital Settlement Agreement and Parenting Plan and procuring a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. No court appearance is require except in rare circumstances.

The Law Firm of Ashley Puro, P.A. is currently accepting family law clients wishing to appeal a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage, Final Judgment of Paternity and/or Final Judgment of Modification.  Your time to file an appeal is limited.  If you believe that the court made an error in your case, contact us today. 

Licensed for 9 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Ashley

ASHLEY PURO, P.A.
225 Main Street
Suite 6
Destin, FL, 32541

Reviews

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Posted by Katherine | March 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney that will be by your side and fight for you
I was lost before I found Ms. Puro. She helped me understand everything in regards to my case to the point that I feel like I can be a paralegal (just kidding about becoming a paralegal but but did I learn a lot from her. She gave me strength during such a hard time dealing with my divorce and she fought for me as much as she could. She never steered me wrong and I felt so comfortable with her because she was always honest with me. If you are a looking for an attorney that will be there for you and fight til the end with you this to make sure you are not taken advantage of well not need to look anymore because Ashley Puro is the only attorney you’ll need.
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Posted by Kelly | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ashley Puro is ABOVE and BEYOND
Choosing Ashley Puro as my attorney is hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made. My dissolution of marriage case had numerous unexpected twists and turns…. unfathomable situations. Ashley was quick, sharp, and navigated me through the darkest of circumstances. There were days where things felt so difficult, I didn’t know how I was still able to continue pushing through…but I did. I owe that to Ashley. She offered me emotional succor during one of the hardest times of my life and remained steadfast in her diligence, knowledge, judgement, and compassion throughout the pendency of my entire case. Ashley Puro is not your typical attorney who clocks out at 5’oclock waiting for the next day…she takes her clients problems to bed with her at night as she continues to fight for your justice. She takes it personal because she truly CARES. She was always available to me, kept me in the loop of every detail going on, competently answered any questions I had and never failed to deliver. She is a fighter not scared or intimidated to take on any given situation and I would never want to be sitting on the opposite side of the table from her. I am eternally thankful for everything Ashley has done for me and my family. I would highly recommend Ashley Puro for any case without reservation!!
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Posted by Brandy | July 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You won’t be disappointed!
Best decision I could have made was hiring Ashley and trust me I checked around, I was so nervous to try and find someone to help me navigate through my future. You must know my Ex is a true Narcissist. Ashley, is NOT afraid of a true Narcissist! Please hear me when I tell you, I was scared. You know the sayings “you never want to go to court with a Narc…ever,” “they never want to settle” blah blah blah Ashley did amazing, I still can’t believe it! She had facts, she had realities, she knows law, she is professional, has a drive that I lacked from being worn down and had the determination she will fight for me no matter what, like I was her only client! She was ready to walk in that courtroom and show the judge his true colors and throw out all the stops and the facts and the law so the judge would need to decide things in my favor. However, we didn’t have to go to court. She got him to see the writing on the wall and somehow we settled outside of court. I will use her again if he tries to pull any fast ones on me. I trust this woman more than I thought I could trust anyone to care about my life the way she has! She will fight for you no matter what, her spunk and determination has set the bar super high for anyone to match!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
If you’re looking for a warrior who will pay attention to every detail, be educated about the law, argue your case succinctly and support you in every way possible, Ashley is your lawyer. She is extremely intelligent and will do a fantastic job!!!
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An attorney who will stand up for what is right.
I don’t do reviews, but Ashley deserves this one.. I’ve consulted with her and unlike many attorneys I spoke with, she’s not afraid and not intimidated by the opposing party’s tactics. I would definitely hire and recommend her! She’s one of those attorneys who hasn’t forgot why they went to law school in the first place. She cares about your situation and finding resolution and not the money.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Right Lawyer
I have been so very much against hiring a lawyer. I never wanted to go this route, I thought maybe if the former and I could come to an agreement we would be fine. Situations kept arising and I realized I needed expert help and advise especially with having a special needs child involved. I spoke to Ashely and she talked me through all my options. I am so very thankful for her knowledge, consideration, and professionalism. She made me feel better about my choice and decision to move forward with her services. I have to say I was also worried about cost, but she is worth every dollar I spent. She made me feel secure about my daughters safety and that feeling is worth more than my expense many times over.
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Posted by Renee | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All About My Kids
Some people are able to work things out with the help of an attorney, but when the child support started getting difficult I was given the best gift. Ashley’s contact information. Also as a happily divorced woman I found myself with the amazing opportunity to take my kids to an area better suited for their needs, and I needed someone to help me petition my move. While the former initially agreed, things changed once he met with the law firm taking on his case (and taking his money). No matter how irritated or upset I felt about an issue, or the formers attorneys lack of response or competency, Ashley kept her focus on my girls. She made it a point to personally understand the unique and special needs of my daughter and why my move was so important to her wellbeing. She helped me to anticipate the future and future needs of my children, and always, always, always made me feel like I was her only client (even answering questions during her breaks during trials). She was a warrior in my corner, my girls corner. She was firm, direct, and extremely responsive with opposing council (often educating him on what he should have already known). There was not a single time I didn’t trust Ashley to speak on my behalf and not a single time she drug my case out for additional compensation. She forwarded all email traffic between her and opposing council, even followed up teleconferences with an email summary to opposing council (forwarded to me). She set and enforced deadlines with opposing council, regardless of what appeared to be their effort to gain more money from my former husband (and often times highlighted their lack of knowledge, care, or concern of our case). Ashley was my partner in setting my children up for success. She is an amazing professional and while I hope to never have to use her services for a case like this again, I know I always have a place to turn to and someone there to fight for us.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Advice & Peace of Mind
Ashley returned a call and email promptly with very thoughtful responses to my questions. Her knowledge and expertise provided peace of mind in a very stressful time. Where others had simply replied that they didn't know or couldn't address the situation due to location/jurisdiction she quickly made sense of the complexity so that I clearly understood my options.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend!
I would recommend Ashley for any case. As I spoke to her for a consultation, I know she can handle any situation big or small. She spoke to me as a person. I felt I would never be a number! As I told her about my issue in a potential legal matter, she was sympathetic and yet distinguished between a moral stand point and the law. She made things more clear in reference to what I should and should not do! I will definitely use her legal presence and knowledge in the future and truly wish I would have had her contact information years ago!
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Posted by Lacie | July 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would stand outside preaching the gospel of Ashley Puro
Ashley was recommended to me and we had a phone consult hours later. Immediately I knew she was who I wanted. From the start, she has been honest and straightforward. She let me know exactly what to expect every step of the way and kept me updated and in the loop with everything going on. Ashley was knowledgeable and diligent in every aspect and extremely organized. Every question or concern was addressed immediately regardless of date or time. She made sure I was prepared for hearings, depositions and trials accordingly. This case was a hot mess express but not for Ashley...There is was so much inconsistency and miscommunication on the others parties side, night and day difference from what I was experiencing. That was the moment that I knew I had picked the right attorney but they did not. I felt bad for a moment but that quickly faded seconds later. I am extremely grateful for her and her services in helping my facilitate a custody agreement with my son. She truly understands and cares about every client and takes the time needed with every case and these are people's lives not just a paycheck.
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Posted by Alexis | July 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent is an understatement!
I had a consultation with Ashley and will 100% be hiring her! She answered my questions quickly and went into detail about many different scenarios. I felt as if I a was a priority, even though I know she had many other trials going on. I will recommend Ashley to any woman trying to get custody of their child, without hesitation!
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Posted by Michelle | July 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second to NONE!
It is my honor to write a recommendation for Ms. Ashely Puro. I hired Ms. Puro a few months ago to represent me in a family law matter and her professional commitment to my case has been second to none. Immediately upon consulting with me she made me feel comfortable by answering any and all questions, and then continued making herself available as questions arose in the days and months that followed. Too often attorneys take on too many cases and therefore that case becomes a number that repeatedly gets lost in the growth of a practice. Ms Puro has made it a point to keep her practice smaller and more manageable so that her client’s get her utmost attention. She realizes that this is a passionate and serious issue for us, the clients, and she takes that very seriously. I'd like to thank her for the extraordinary service she has provided for me. She has been completely dedicated to my cause and has made it her own. Although I have not received a final ruling on my case, I know that she has given it everything that she possibly could to bring the law to the pages of her brief and to the ears of the court. I feel as though her ability to achieve success with my case is likely, but no matter the outcome, I know that Ms. Puro could not have done anything else to facilitate a more favorable outcome. I know that she truly put everything possible into her preparation and execution of our case, and therefore I completely and without question would recommend her for your family law issues. She truly knows her stuff! :)
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Posted by Garrett | June 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing with clear vision of how to prevail.
Mrs. Puro has handled my custody case and has been amazing to work with and assist me with my case. Mrs. Puro gained my full respect as I watched her dominate the other team of attorneys. Yes I said the team as opposing counsel had multiple attorneys and staff. Mrs. Puro knew the facts of the case as well as the rules governing family law better than anyone involved in the case. Mrs. Puro is honest intelligent and always available. These qualities are very very rare these days and I was very impressed as we prevailed in my case.
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Posted by Angela | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Ms Puro was exactly who I needed in my corner for my case. She was both, extremely professional and helpful, in helping me understand what all of my options were and how the process works. For any future family law issues that arise, her name will without a doubt be the first one I think of. She's a hard worker and she knows what she's doing.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce and child custody case
I had a consultation with Ms Ashley Puro. She was very knowledgeable and direct and I prefer that. Ms Ashley certainly had more knowledge about the laws and rights than many other lawyers. My case is a more difficult and complicated case but I did come away from the consultation with hope that a good lawyer like Ms Puro can help. I would definitely recommend Ms Puro to represent me if I can attain a lawyer and I would recommend others to turn to Ms Puro for representation.
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Posted by Kayla | February 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Ashley has been there from day one to help me get through my divorce. She has been on top of every detail of the case. She sends me updates the moment she receives them so that I am always in the know. Ashley has gone far above and beyond to make sure we were successful. I will say that when I met my ex's lawyer, I was embarrassed for him. Ashley put in 100x the work and effort as the opposing attorney. She also had great rapport with all of the officials that we came in contact with. This girl knows her stuff and how to get the job done. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs excellent family law counsel.
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Posted by Melody | February 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is a good lawyer to have.
She is a good lawyer that you can depend on. Knowing how hectic her job is, I always get an answer immediately. She is very precise and upfront. She has a strong personality where she will do her best to win a case.
Posted by Sara | February 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Ashley took my case in on an emergancy basis with almost no time before I had to be in court. She was able to grasp my personality and told me exactly what my battles would be and what to do in court. It was swift justice on D day. Thank you.
Posted by Carla | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So glad we hired Ashley
We hired Ashley after thinking that we could handle things on our own in a child custody/visitation case. After realizing that navigating that system alone was nearly impossible, we sought out an attorney. Ashley was wonderful! She is sharp and thorough, as well as personable, relatable, and approachable. I can honestly say that I do not feel like we could have gotten the outcome that we did had it not been for her service.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Compassionate & Highly Competent..
Finally, a lawyer who has compassion for her clients. She made me feel safe & at ease anytime I was in her presence, and always used complete discretion. Anytime I called or emailed her with questions or just concerns - she was determined to help me and would always respond back quickly. Ms. Puro was extremely informative about the steps and stages I’d be going through with my particular case. She respected the fact that I had some difficulties leaving my home at times and would still find ways to help me. She stood by my side through the entire process, and I feel so Thankful & blessed for her services. She rises up, and speaks for all victims who are unable to speak for themselves when a traumatic event takes place. She spoke up for me and for that alone, I’ll be forever grateful for her help. Ms. Puro is a true blessing in life.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • ASHLEY PURO, P.A.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Winter Spires & Associates, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Aaron Wentz, P.A.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Judicial Extern, Felony Division
  • The Honorable Lezlie Marek
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Certified City Prosecutor
  • City of Roseville; Erickson, Bell, Beckman & Quinn, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Michelle P. Hutchinson, Former Wife vs Mark H. Hutchinson, Former Husband
  • Reversed and remanded
  • Michelle P. Hutchinson, Former Wife vs Mark H. Hutchinson, Former Husband
  • Reversed and remanded

Associations

  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution,, State of Minnesota
  • Certification
  • 2011 - Present
  • Qualified Family Law Neutral, State of Minnesota
  • Certification
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Ranking Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Ranking Attorney, Family Law
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2021
  • A&P's Top 10 Attorneys, Family Law
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorneys, Exceptional Client Service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Best Family Law Attorney-Florida
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Best Family Law Attorneys- Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Best Law Firms, 2019 -2020
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 2019 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 2018 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Research Award
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2011
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2010
  • Merit Scholar
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • 2010
  • Dean's List 1997 - 2001
  • Florida State University
  • 2001
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (27)
Endorse Ashley
Appeals Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Puro is a knowledgeable, professional, and caring family attorney who has a strong understanding of the legal issues specific to various family law issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is a very knowledgeable attorney with keen analytical abilities, as demonstrated by her excellent responses to inquiries on Avvo's Q&A forum. I would enthusiastically refer any potential client in or around Panama City and neighboring communities to Ashley for assistance with any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Ashley Puro has provided knowledgeable answers to many family law questions. Her responses are thoughtful and insightful. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The Florida legal community has benefitted greatly by the addition of Ashley C. Puro, Esq. to its ranks. I have not seen such a strong commitment to the premise that by educating many laypeople will--over time--greatly elevate the public's understanding of--and trust in--the rule of law in America. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Puro provides insightful advice in answering questions requesting legal direction. I find her answers to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable. If you need a family law attorney in the Destin area, you should consult with her."
Uncontested divorce Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Puro provides legal service that demonstrates both talent and compassion on her part. She is a credit to her field."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do not personally know nor have I ever met Ms. Puro. but over the past several months I have had occasion to read, and to agree with, many of her answers on AVVO. Although I only answer criminal law questions, and while her practice is focused on family law matters, in the realm of Domestic Violence there is a natural dovetail between criminal and family law and it is obvious to me that Ms. Puro has a command over this area of the law. Given her practice breakdown, and knowing that she is both precise and meticulous in her analysis, I am happy to recommend and otherwise endorse Ashley C. Puro for any of your Destin area family law, domestic violence and perhaps even general criminal defense needs. A+!"
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney. I have worked with Ashley on multiple projects and she is a dedicated attorney that will put in the extra effort for her clients. She is a down to earth attorney who is both easy to relate to, and easy to work with."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly respected attorney and a true advocate for her clients. I recommend her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is a very talented, professional attorney. I enjoy working on cases with Ashley as she is extremely ethical and works to reach a fair resolution. Ashley's top priority is her clients and it shows. Very knowledgable attorney who is always a pleasure to work with. I endorse Ashley without any reservations."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is an aggressive attorney who is very thorough and fights for her clients and their interests."
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