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Ashley Witte Dawson

also known as Ashley Erin Witte

About me

As a criminal defense attorney, I am passionate about my work.  I strive to achieve the best results possible for my clients by fighting hard to protect their rights and reputation.  I approach all cases in a proactive manner in order to aggressively defend against overzealous prosecutions.  The criminal justice system is not always fair and the odds are often stacked against criminal defendants. I focus on building a strong attorney-client relationship in order to ease the stressful situation my clients may experience.  I also ensure my clients are fully informed at all times and I am readily available to address any concerns that may arise.  It is important to hire an attorney you can trust to be on your side fighting to defend your rights. 


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Practice areas


  1. Sex Crime: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%



Hourly ($200/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is incredibly knowledgeable and well liked in our community; a combination that is rarely matched. Her ability to handle stressful situations, often in a volatile setting is admirable. She is a wonderful advocate for her clients and her passion for her field shines through in every case she defends.


    Harvey Richman Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Adam Boyd Bleile

    Only the highest accolades will properly describe Ashley. She is always calm and cool even under the harshest of pressure. She has established wonderful relationships with judges, prosecutors and other attorneys because of her pleasant disposition. She advances her client's causes because judges, juries and prosecutors just do not want to say "No" to her. A skill that is rare and utilized with skill by Ashley.


    Adam Bleile Sex crime Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Bleile & Dawson

810 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202

Bleile & Dawson

2333 Alexandria DR
Lexington, KY, 40504



KYAuthorized to practice law201007/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2016
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney AwardNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2016
Honored MemberThe Global Directory of Who's Who Top Attorneys2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2015
Client's Choice (Consecutive years)Avvo2014
Top Contributor (Consecutive years)Avvo2014
Business Partner of the Month (6 consecutive months)US Bank - OTR Branch2013
Certificate of AppreciationRocky Mountain Elk Foundation2013
Special Recognition for Voluntary Pro BonoSalmon P. Chase College of Law2010
Certificate of Appreciation - Public Defender InternshipKentucky Department of Public Advocacy2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/Managing PartnerBleile & Dawson2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National RSOLMember2015 - Present
Beckfield College Paralegal ProgramAdvisory Committee Board Practicing Attorney Member2015 - Present
United States District Court Eastern District of KentuckyAdmitted to Practice2014 - Present
National Rife AssociationMember2014 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2010 - Present
Northern Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2010 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pre-Arrest Allegations of Incest, Sex AbuseNo Charges Filed; Client Not Arrested
Pre-Arrest Allegations of Incest, Child Sex AbuseNo Charges Filed; Client Not Arrested
Pre-Arrest Allegations of Unlawful Use of Electronic Device to Induce MinorNo Charges Filed; Client Not Arrested
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bleile & Dawson Criminal Defense BlogsVarious Legal Blog Posts2016
Bleile & Dawson Criminal Defense BlogsVarious Legal Blog Posts2015
Bleile & Dawson Criminal Defense BlogsVarious Legal Blog Posts2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Morehead State UniversityCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2007