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Ashley C. Filimon

Family Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.8   20 reviews

also known as LegalPerson

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Ashley

Learn Ashley’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    Step-parent, newborn, interstate, international, relative, second parent, DCF interventions

    11 years, 120 cases

  2. Family
    Divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, alimony and paternity

    11 years, 50 cases



Ashley Filimon is focused on Families in her practice. Her career experience includes twenty years of sales and marketing with a specific focus on contract negotiations and customer management. She has worked with corporate clients of varying sizes and needs.


Additionally, Ashley has experience in adoptions through both personal adoption experiences and through other families' adoptions. As an adoptive parent, she understands the turmoil of emotions that come with growing your family through adoption and is able to balance the needs of the family with the requirements of the court system. Ashley is also a child advocate that believes in giving every child the opportunity of family.


As your legal person, Ashley will dedicate herself to getting you the best divorce settlement, strongest contract negotiation and a stress free adoption.




BS in Marketing - University of North Carolina at Wilmington

BA in Spanish - University of North Carolina at Wilmington

JD - Barry University of Law





Florida Bar

Orange County Bar Association

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption

Legal Aid - Volunteer Advocate 



Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice

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Ashley Filimon, P.A.
1524 E. Livingston St.
Orlando, FL, 32803


4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Annette | April 11, 2014
She will fight for you!
I was looking for an attorney to represent me in my child custody/ modification case after my recent divorce. I could not ask for a better Attorney!!..Ashley's skills and knowledge about the law was very impressive. Ashley was, attentive, understanding and aggressive as i needed for Ashley to represent me in my case. She also kept in contact with me through text and email in a timely manner when ever i had a question. I Highly recommend using Ashley C. Filimon, Attorney at Law for your Divorce!!
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Posted by Dee | January 1, 2014
Outstanding work ethic, wonderful lawyer.
Ashley Filimon has been a tremendous benefit to the adoption agency I work with. Ashley is thorough in all documentation, completes everything in a timely manner, is organized and available whenever a need arises. I deal with disrupted adoptions and Ashley has always immediately assisted me whenever an issue arises. I am extremely satisfied with Ashley's services and would encourage others to obtain her services for any and all family law cases.
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Posted by Haroline | May 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I have been dealing with Ashley for 6 years. She handled our legal Guardianship within 6 months. She is very thorough, if I have a question she answers promptly. She is friendly , Knowledgeable, and very affordable. She handles my Guardianship reports every year to date. I will recommend Ashley and her firm to anyone who wants to succeed . I must mention Nicole her paralegal who sees to your every need. She's kind, polite and very professional.
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Posted by Steve | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Adoption Attorney
Ashley and her firm were a blessing directly from God. From the moment we first spoke to her until the day we signed the finalization, Ashley and her team were amazing! We used Ashley for an adoption that was time critical and She jumped right in and made the adoption of our baby girl possible! She was not only compassionate but competent and professional on every level! Ashely is the best at her job and we would never recommend anyone else!!!
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Posted by Katrina | March 17, 2017
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Ashley Filimon
Ashley is an amazing attorney! She is very dedicated to her career and clients!
Posted by Holly | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
We just adopted a beautiful baby girl. I knew from the moment we met Ashley we were in extremely capable hands. Her foremost concern is fighting for children which was evidenced by her passion and compassion. This gave me peace of mind that I was following the right direction. In addition I never felt rushed and felt that every detail and question I had was addressed thoroughly with great sound advice. I recommend her highly.
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Posted by Tara | January 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ashley truly cares, and in the adoption world, that makes a huge difference!
We entered the adoption process thinking that because we were happily married, stable, and open to any child from any heritage and with any drug exposure that adoption would be a breeze. In our case, not so. We ended up going through 3 failed/disrupted adoptions in 3 years; needless to say, this was emotionally difficult. Through it all, Ashley was pretty much amazing at helping us get through everything and find another match. Not only did she take on our case with great passion, but we ended up being matched with the perfect little girl for us. (Please note: None of these failures were in any way Ashley's fault; they were just difficult circumstances that simply didn't work out.) Because we worked through an adoption consultant, we did have potential matches with other adoption attorneys, but we passed on each. The reason? We were pretty much appalled at the feeling that those attorneys were treating the potential match like a used car sale. There was not one ounce of care as to whether this was going to be the right match for us and the birth mom; it was all about trying to get us to sign the contract for the child so that the attorney had the financial liability of birth mom expenses off them. (Did they say that specifically? No, but believe me, it was obvious in the way they dealt with us.) Not so with Ashley. She specializes in dealing with some of the most difficult cases and works tirelessly to find the right matches for these babies. She is respectful to the birth moms' needs as well, and the birth mom coordinators they have truly care about the birth moms. After hearing about and being involved in some extraordinarily difficult adoption scenarios, I am convinced that she is literally saving lives every single day. She also deals with you honestly and very directly. She's a realist and works for practical solutions to issues. We felt that, unlike other attorneys, she was in our corner and working for the best interests of BOTH the birth mom and the adoptive parents. And, of course, of importance is that all the legal aspects of the adoption are handled professionally and correctly. Ashley is very on top of every detail. Our adoption finalization went very smoothly. We are planning on adopting again; we will most certainly be going through Ashley. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Posted by Carole | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs. Filimon represented me during a very challenging time in my life. She was very professional and supportive. Although the circumstances couldn't be changed, it brought me great comfort knowing that I was working with a Legal representative that would help meet my needs. Thank You Ashley!
Posted by Remi | September 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Attorney & Compassionate Representation
Ashley represented me in the adoption of my daughter. She was a true professional. She is respected by her peers and kind and responsive to my needs. She went above and beyond the call of duty and worked through the weekend to see that my placement was successful. She is an outstanding attorney who I would highly recommend. I will hire her again for my next adoption!
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Dont Walk...Run to Ashley!
Ashley assisted me with a Termination of Parental Rights case followed by an adoption. Ashley was knowledgeable, supportive and always kept you well-informed. She provided all the options and allowed you to decide what was best for you. She didn't try to string you along in order to run up the bill. I can't imagine using anyone else. Do yourself a favor and go see Ashley. You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Claudia | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stepparent adoption
Mrs. Filimon is an amazing attorney. I'm so happy that we hired her as our attorney. I met Mrs. Filimon at Starbucks in mid August of 2013, and exchanged information that she needed to start the stepparent adoption. Mrs Filimon explained the whole adoption process. She is a very nice woman, good personality, people person, and treats you more like family than a client. She kept me updated in everything she did thru emails, and phone calls. Our adoption process took about 4 months. My husband adopted my son on December 11, 2013. It was the best day of our lives. It couldn't had happen without the help of Mrs Filimon. Even our judge was funny with a good sense of humor. I remember the judge making a comment "we made his start of the morning good" because we were his 1st case. Overall, I hope you read the reviews because if you don't hire Mrs Filimon then your missing out of what she can do to make your dreams come true. She made our dreams come, and I know she can make your dreams come true. I believe Mrs Filimon values Family because Family is important to Mrs Filimon. Mrs Filimon has proven to be all about Family.
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Posted by James | June 25, 2014
A Great Attorney
It is my privilege and honor to recommend Ashley Filimon to you as an attorney. If you are looking for a disconnected and emotionally detached attorney; continue looking. However, if you are looking for someone who is passionate, informed, and dedicated then you have found your attorney. My wife and I had a very difficult time adopting. We had several failed adoptions until May 2014 when we finalized our adoption. Through every heartbreak, Ashley empathized with us (because she experienced difficult adoption scenarios herself), counseled us (not as an attorney but as a caring friend), encouraged us (we wanted to stop and she provided us with a balanced perspective allowing us to make an appropriate decision), and she saw us through (she was with us every step of the way).
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Posted by Dustin | April 11, 2014
Hire her and you won't be steered wrong!!
Ashley gave me a more than fair price. She addressed all of my concerns and wishes in a timely manner, as well as, kept my son's best interest in mind at all times. Never once did she say no or refuse a request. She even went as far as to compel the opposing council to stop wasting our time with baseless motions and stall tactics. She knows her law and is the most ethical attorney I have hired.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2014
Step-Parent Adoption
Ashley's expertise made what could have been a drawn out, costly process simple and faster than we expected. In a matter of a few months my husband legally became my son's father! We couldn't be happier. She kept us apprised every step of the way and always responded quickly to any inquiry we had.
Posted by Nancy | January 2, 2014
Caring Attorney
Ms. Ashley from day one was proactive. Her amazing knowledge leads her to make the right suggestions and decisions. She always kept us informed of everything going on with the case. She went over and beyond expectations. What I saw in Ms Ashley I've never seen in any other attorney. She cares for what she does and especially cares for the children.
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Posted by Jonathan | December 31, 2013
Proffesional, Passionate, Dedicated, Loving and all around Caring.
The moment I spoke with Mrs. Ashley over the phone on her weekend off, she won me over. If that wasn't enough, when I actually met her in person, Mrs. Ashley immediately took action. She proceeded to call the County court to inquire who the Judge would be in order to better prepare herself for my case. I was very impressed with her actions that day. Mrs. Ashley not only took care of my case, but she also was very passionate about how to handle the case properly. Going through a Divorce and child custody issues can be very difficult and stressful to handle. Mrs. Ashley went above and beyond her job duties. She took time out of her personal life to help me feel at peace during and after the outcome of the case. I felt very comfortable with going forward with Mrs. Ashley on my side as my Attorney. I am not only very happy with the success of my case, but I'm also very happy that I have gained a friend throughout the process. My daughter and I thank you very much for all that you have done and accomplished with my case.
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Posted by E & S | December 27, 2013
A wonderful lawyer!
We had a very unique set of circumstances with our adoption that involved solely long-distance communication with Ashley via phone and email. We had found her website and made a general inquiry. After a brief conversation over the phone with her, we knew Ashley was the right lawyer for our situation! She took care of the red tape so we could focus on becoming parents overnight (literally!). Ashley kept us informed on the process in a way that kept us from being totally overwhelmed - what we needed to know as we needed to know it and what we needed to do as it needed to be done. She was always very calm and reassuring during all of our correspondence over the past 6 months. Looking back, we feel like we had a very easy adoption experience and can't believe the process is already over! We owe much of this to Ashley. We would definitely recommend her to other adoption families/parents and will readily utilize Ashley's services again if the opportunity or need ever arises.
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Posted by Amanda | November 16, 2012
Adoption lawyer
Ashley was very professional and courteous. The care that she gave us shows that she loves and believes in what she does and truly cares about the people she works with.
Posted by Brandi | November 3, 2012
Ashley Filimon
I am happy to recomment Ashley Filimon to anyone needing to navigate the myriad of issues that can arise from even the simplest and most straightforward adoption. She made the process easy and allowed the moment to be about us and not the red tape.
Posted by Zack | September 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Non-Professional withdrawal
Needed proper coverage, abandoned me last minute still withdrew funds from the account after it happened, have been waiting weeks for the reimbursement, not how I expected to be handeled as a customer
Response from Ashley Filimon October 18, 2017
I have never consulted with or represented Zack.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • National Account Executive
  • Black Dot Group
  • 2001 - 2008


  • Barry University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • BS
  • 1992
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • BA
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Custody
  • Success
  • Adoption
  • I terminated rights to the birth mother and putative father and finalized the adoption within 4 months.
  • Divorce With Children and Property
  • Final divorce exceeded client's expectations within 7 months.
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  • Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Guardian Ad Litem Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Adoption Council
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Aid
  • Volunteer Advocate
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption
  • Florida President
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New Business Nominee
  • Metropolitan Business Association Orlando
  • 2014


  • Orlando Style
  • Family Law
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Ashley
Adoption Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Filimon is a respected counsel that our firm commonly refers adoption matters too."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Filimon is extremely professional and ethical. Although we have worked on a contentious matter on opposite sides, she has always been cooperative and a pleasure to work with."
Adoption Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley exemplifies the highest of ethical standards and knowledge in her field. Additionally, she is compassionate about her work and understands the importance of what she does.I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley recently helped me with a pretty complex situation that touched on several areas of law (family, real property, etc.). She was Very helpful and generous with her time. Ashley impressed me with her legal knowledge and experience."
Adoption Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. She is an energetic and zealous advocate for her clients. I trust that any client I refer to Ms. Filimon will be in good hands."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ashley C. Filimon without reservation. Ashley has demonstrated a capacity to work well with both clients and other attorneys in our community. Striking that balance is extremely important because divorce and other contested family law matters require adversarial positions that can become quite contentious. Fortunately, Ashley's skills allow her to obtain excellent results for her clients while maintaining good relationships with opposing attorneys.Other family law attorneys would be wise to follow her example."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of a work relationship with Ms. Filimon, as prior to becoming a licensed attorney she coordinated adoptions for my firm. My confidence in Ms. Filimon is such that I have agreed to use her as co-counsel on adoption and other family law matters. I would have no problem sending my clients to Mrs. Filimon for matters that I do not handle."
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