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Ashley Michael

Criminal defense Attorney at Louisville, KY

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2011
    Status
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About Ashley

Learn Ashley’s areas of practice.

Ashley’s primary practice area is criminal defense. She has represented thousands of clients in District and Circuit Courts throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Her representation has included the following offenses: Traffic Tickets, DUIs, Bad Checks, Welfare Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, Drugs (possession, manufacturing and trafficking), Assault, Domestic Violence, Murder, Firearms, Sexual Crimes (rape, sex abuse), Robbery, Burglary, Theft, Shoplifting, Fleeing and Evading, Criminal Non Support, Housing Code, Animal Control, Escape, and Parole Violation Hearings. Ashley will also perform Expungements. Please visit Ashley's website at for more information.

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Ashley Michael, Attorney at Law
138 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY, 40202

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent
Ashley was nothing short of amazing when handling my case she got the job done had my case dismissed. I would use her again
Posted by Julie | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
Ashley Michael is hands down the best attorney in Louisville. She went to bat for me and was able to get my case dismissed and expunged. She approached my case with professionalism and a straight forward attitude, yet handled myself and my family with great compassion. Ashley was supportive throughout the process and was able achieve an outcome that was better than I expected. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by John | September 6, 2016
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The best in town!
Ashley was amazing. This was my first time dealing with an attorney and she made me feel comfortable and kept me informed throughout the whole process. My case was difficult because I had already previously plead guilty to the charges. Ashley had my best interests at heart and really fought for me because my job was on the line. When all was done I got my charge dismissed quickly and she was very reasonable on the price. Ashley is the best and I will recommend her to everyone, she really puts herself in your shoes and will go the extra mile to get you the deal you want.
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Posted by Lonnie | July 26, 2016
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Best Mitigator in Louisville
I admitted my guilt from the beginning so we accepted a plea deal and headed to sentencing. Ashley wrote an excellent sentencing memorandum and I received probation on a Class-B Felony. My family cannot thank Ashley enough for her professional, caring, and honest work ethic.
Posted by Michael | April 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing woman, Awesome attorney
Ashley is not only a wonderful woman but an amazing attorney. She gave peace of mind knowing that she had my best interest at heart, and trust me she did wonderful. The outcome from the case is one that I would have never expected, and am forever grateful for the amazing outcome. From the first phone conversation we had, I knew she was the one for me. This was my first time ever needing an attorney and trust me, if i ever needed one again she is the one to go to.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2015
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Domestic Violence
Ashley was professional and had my best interests in mind. I fired a previously hired attorney that was working with her on the criminal case and had Ashley handle both criminal and civil and my marriage is in the restoration mode versus the alternative.
Posted by Joseph | October 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Completely Satisfied
Ashley Michael was very professional and studious in her representation of me in court. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. Friendly, easy to communicate with and got the job done promptly. I can thank her enough for her work. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who may need them.
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
DUI 1st Offense
Ashley was very helpful with my case. She was very compassionate and caring. I felt confident that everything was done that could be. I would recommend her.
Posted by Rachel | June 3, 2015
Ashley Michael Review
Ashley was a big help and knew exactly what to do. She answered all of my questions with 100% confidence. Her rates were more than fair and at the end of the day, everything was resolved painlessly. I would recommend her to anyone for anything at anytime.
Posted by Mark | June 2, 2015
Best Lawyer
Ashley MIchael was the best lawyer I could've dreamed of. She was attentive and dogged in my defense. She got me the best possible deal and she showed real compassion for my situation without one ounce of condescension. I hope you never need her but if you do I recommend Ashley Michael for any and all of your criminal defense needs.
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Posted by Carrie | May 1, 2015
amazing lawyer
Ashley is a phenomenal lawyer. She gets things done in a reasonable time. I would recommend her to anyone. She not only is professional, but she empathizes with your case.
Posted by Lorna | April 30, 2015
AWESOME!!
Ms Ashley is great. She had my back 100%.. I will and have passes her name along and if I ever need a lawyer again she will b who I call..
Posted by Ann Miller | April 30, 2015
Ann Miller
When we were put in touch with Ashley we had been going to court 3or4 times a year for over two years. Always a postponement and more attorney fees. Ashley get it dismissed in a few months. She is our hero. We are so thankful to the ones who sent us to her.
Posted by Karen | April 30, 2015
Great attorney
Ashley is a professional and sufficient attorney, she kept me informed about my case and was always available to me. I can't say enough wonderful things about her, and her sensitivity is one of her many attributes. Thank you thank you Ashley!! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Shelby | April 30, 2015
Excellent!
Miss Michael assisted me with a legal matter pertinent to my well being as well as my families well being and executed her services extremely well! Highly recommended to anyone with a legal issue they need resolved quickly and efficiently !
Posted by crystal | April 29, 2015
she will fight for you!
I always use Ashley! You can contact her at anytime and she always calls or texts you right back. It's so nice to have an attorney that you know will be there at anytime you need her or have a question. I tried to contact the court house myself about my case and was given the run around. I called Ashley and within an hour, and while I was at work (I didn't even have to show up for my court date) she had called me back and said everything was taken care of and charges were dropped! She really is that good; just trust her, and you'll be taken care of!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2015
Working with Ashley Michael was great!
When I received a citation for expired registration tags, I immediately contacted Ashley Michael. I found Ashley a delight to work with; she is prompt to respond, and extremely personable and non-judgmental. She made the whole thing incredibly easy to handle--she was so thorough and on top of filing my paperwork and appearing in court on my behalf that I almost forgot I was involved in a legal matter. While this is a relatively simple case, I know that she brings the same level of passion, commitment, and advocacy to more complicated criminal defense cases as well. I would highly recommend Ashley to any and all future clients.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ashley Michael, Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Conflict Counsel
  • Department Of Public Advocacy
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Legal Intern
  • Lawrence County Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Louisville Metro Public Defender Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Boehl, Stopher & Graves
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • O'Bryan Brown & Toner
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • National Criminal Defense College - Trial Practice Institute
  • 2015
  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth vs. Qassim Al-Dehdar
  • Case Dismissed
  • Commonwealth vs. Gabriel Williams
  • Acquittal on All Charges
  • Commonwealth vs. Steven Beck
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Leadership Academy
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Leadership Academy
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award - Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2015
  • Board of Visitors Scholar
  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is a passionate and hardworking advocate for all of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Compassionate and fierce. Ashley Michael genuinely cares about clients and she works tirelessly advocate for their interests. I have known Ashley since she started her career and I have watched her flourish into a fearless lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is extremely energetic and outgoing. This tireless energy and exuberance have allowed her to build great relationships and advocate successfully for her clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is a brilliant and hard working lawyer - very well respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ashley whole-heartedly. She took over a matter which I could not handle, and the client was quickly acquitted in a case which I had thought would be hard to beat. That alone tells me she's awesome, but I also know her to be one of the most loyal, fierce, and dogged attorneys I've seen in the courthouse. I'm thankful to have her in the Louisville legal community, and I endorse her here, as well."
Litigation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is a compassionate and hard-working advocate. She fiercely defends her clients and puts her heart and skills into each case. I would recommend clients, family and friends to her. I am proud to be her colleague and friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very hard-working yet personable, and can handle and communicate well with clients from diverse backgrounds and situations. Her experiences in life can only add to her level of skill and professionalism with any client who is lucky enough to have her as their attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ashley when you have a criminal matter and need zealous representation. As a lawyer in Louisville, Ashley is where I send my own family. She is extremely talented and gives her clients 110% every time."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley cares deeply about her clients, consistently provides personal service, and is more than willing to take a case to trial. She works tirelessly to achieve the best results possible and you can always count on her to be upfront about your situation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Ashley Michael - she is a terrific attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am smart enough to know I don't know everything about criminal defense. And when I'm unsure about a criminal defense matter, I go to Ashley. She's bright, she's tough, and she fights tooth and nail for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is an amazing criminal defense lawyer. She is trustworthy and hard working. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've practiced several cases with Ashley in family court. She is knowledgeable, trustworthy and a strong advocate for her clients. I highly recommend litigants hire Ashley for any of their family court needs."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley works very hard for her clients and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I would recommend her to anyone needing a serious, practical lawyer for criminal matters. She has a great presence in the courtroom and is a strong fighter for her clients. She is very well-known in the legal community in Louisville and very experienced in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is one of the best. She has a passion for the law and she knows how to work a courtroom. As a former Public Defender, she spent a lot of time at the courthouse to learn her craft. Hire her. You will not regret it."
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Louisville Criminal defense Lawyer Ashley Michael
Ashley Michael
Criminal defense Attorney
Louisville, KY
Licensed for 12 years
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