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Ashley Witte Dawson

Sex crime Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   31 reviews

also known as Ashley Erin Witte


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About Ashley

Learn Ashley’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Sex crime
    95%
    Allegations of a sexual nature can ruin a person's life. An aggressive and proactive defense strategy is necessary at every stage. A sex crime allegation immediately puts a person's life and reputation at risk and an uphill battle ensues. The threat of prison time coupled with sex offender registration makes the stakes extremely high. It is important to hire someone who understands how to defend against sex crimes and will fight to protect your freedom.

  2. Criminal defense
    5%
    Criminal allegations can ruin a person's life. A proactive defense strategy is necessary when criminal charges arise. You must fight hard and smart to protect your rights and reputation. The best approach is an aggressive defense designed to combat overzealous prosecutions. The criminal justice system is not always fair and the odds are often stacked against you with high stakes such as lengthy prison time and expensive fines. I am committed to my clients and strive to protect their rights.

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.  I was selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers Stars list. It is important to hire an attorney you can trust to be on your side fighting to defend your rights. 

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Licensed for 12 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2020
Updated 01/04/2023
State KY
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/20/2022

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

Contact Ashley

Bleile & Dawson
810 Sycamore Street
Floor 5
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Bleile & Dawson
2333 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY, 40504
Bleile & Dawson
15 W Center Street
Suite 200
Lawrenceburg, IN, 47025
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Reviews

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Posted by Beth | April 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
I highly recommend Ashley Dawson if you have a serious legal matter. I could not be happier with the outcome and am so happy I decided to hire this lawyer. Ashley is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, and talented - all of which was displayed in the courtroom. It was obvious Ashley is well respected within the profession and that is something to be admired. Thanks again Ashley!
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Posted by Sam | June 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent results
I searched for a long time to find the best person to represent me. My searches kept bringing me back to Ashley and I am so happy I hired her. She is the best. You can tell she cares about her clients and fights to get excellent results. I definitely recommend Ashley.
Posted by Cal | February 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class Representation
I encountered a Title 9 issue when I was in college and Ashley saved my entire future - my career, my freedom, my life. I was wrongly accused by another student of sexual assault and it almost ruined me. I was treated poorly because of it and action was taken against me by the school & my peers. The police were even contemplating criminal charges against me because of it. Ashley was with me every step of the way and was able to flip the tables. After many months of being in a dark place due to the allegations, Ashley brought light and positivity. She was kind, understanding, and nonjudgmental. It made it easy to navigate through the process when I had a caring advocate by my side. I now have the career and future I worked so hard for because of Ashley.
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Posted by Barry | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Around
Ashley is the lawyer you call when you need the best. I was very pleased with how she handled my case and absolutely recommend Ashley to anyone who has a serious legal issue.
Posted by Garry | January 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She saved my life
I hired Ashley to take over my case after I originally hired a cheap local attorney to represent me. That guy didn’t care about me or my case and was walking me into a bad plea deal. After researching lots of attorneys, I found Ashley. She took my initial call late at night and listened to my entire story and all of the concerns I had. During the initial call, I knew I needed to change lawyers and hire her and that’s what I did. I essentially liquidated my entire life to hire Ashley. It was the best decision I ever made and worth every penny. Ashley fought for me for many months. She miraculously changed the case around to my benefit and somehow kept me out of jail. She saved my life and gave me a future. I am so glad I hired Ashley to represent me. I know I would not have received such a great result if I hadn’t had Ashley on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ashley is the best!
Ashley takes care of everything. She was able to keep me calm throughout this mess and handled my case very professionally. She always kept me updated on everything that was happening and walked me through every step of my case.
Posted by Lee | March 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am so happy I hired Ashley
I was accused of some really really bad stuff. If it wasn't for Ashley I would not be where I am today. She took the time to hear my side of the story, was available when I had questions, and made sure I was always informed. Ashley was a rockstar when it came to court. I couldn't believe how she was able to turn my bad situation into something positive. If you need the best defense possible, find a way to hire Ashley Dawson.
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Posted by Terrill | February 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Legal Counsel
Ashley was very friendly and welcoming when I first met with her about my case. She was available for my phone calls day and night and worked tirelessly on my case. She did not stop until we got the result we wanted - NOT guilty!! If you want an attorney who WINS, you want Ashley!
Posted by Sara Johnson | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Tri-State Superstar
I do not think you could find a better attorney than Ashley Dawson. Her skills in the courtroom are second to none! She fights for the rights of her clients and puts her all into every case. I am so lucky I had the pleasure of working with Ashley Dawson and would recommend everyone else do the same!
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Representation
Ashley is an excellent attorney who works hard on every case. She is timely and always kept me informed on the status of my case. I felt comfortable being completely honest with her and could tell it was a judgment-free zone. She is so sweet too!
Posted by Reid | June 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
Mrs. Dawson is a great attorney. She answered my call in the time of need. She is calm and cool in the courtroom. She answered or return my calls quickly. She kept informed every step of the way. Thanks Ashley
Posted by Riley | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Representation
I was accused of a serious sex act, which I did not commit. Having never been in trouble before, I called numerous attorneys before deciding to hire Ms. Dawson. Something about her demeanor and personality drew me to her. I had complete trust in her abilities and in the end everything worked out to my benefit. Ms. Dawson told me from the beginning the case could take a long time to resolve and I needed to be patient and follow her lead. I followed Ms. Dawson’s advice at every stage of the proceedings, even when I didn’t want to. She did an excellent job of explaining everything to me and keeping me informed. Her communication during this stressful time was superb. Every time she provided me with an update, I felt better about my situation. Ms. Dawson was right, the case took almost 2 years before we reached a resolution and while it was difficult, me being patient & trusting her direction really paid off. I am so happy I hired Ms. Dawson. In the end, Ms. Dawson was able to get my case dismissed! I cannot thank Ms. Dawson enough. Because of her, I am back to living a stress free life.
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Posted by AJ | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ashley is the best!
Ashley Witte Dawson is a great lawyer. She came highly recommended and boy am I glad I hired her! I was falsely accused of a horrible sex act and Ashley was the only one who took the time to listen to my concerns and hear me out. She really seemed to care and made sure I was always informed about my case. There were times I would call her in a panic (sometimes even after normal business hours) and each time she would take the call and ease my concerns. After months of going to court and battling for me day in and day out, Ashley was able to get my case dismissed and clear my name. Thank you Ashley!
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Posted by Jim | October 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Attorney Ashley Dawson was here for me when I needed her. She showed so much more professionalism and knowledge than any other lawyer that I had spoken to. If you are in need of a good lawyer, she's it!
Posted by Chris | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
Ashley Witte Dawson is an excellent lawyer. Not only am I forever grateful to Ashley, but I highly recommend her for all of your legal needs. Throughout the pendency of my case, Ashley was professional, enthusiastic, and compassionate. She was very attentive to my needs and was always available to answer my never-ending questions. I found comfort in the fact that Ashley truly cared about me and the outcome of my case. Her likeable demeanor was a great asset to my case. You could tell that everyone enjoyed working with Ashley and that proved to be a great benefit to me and my case. In my opinion Ashley is the best attorney in Kentucky. Thanks Ashley for all of you help!
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the BEST!!!
Ashley took care of everything for me. I was in a panic and started randomly calling lawyers around 3 a.m. on a Sunday. Got all answering machines until I dialed her number and she picked up. After hearng me out, she calmed me down and agreed to meet me at her office as soon as I could get there. I knew I was innocent and she knew I was, too and had all charges dropped. I felt bad about calling her at such an early hour and told her but she burshed me off saying she'd always be there for me.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 30, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trustworthy attorney--highly recommend
I was referred to Ashley from a friend when I ran into some legal questions recently. Never having to consult with an attorney in the past, I was unsure of what to expect and skeptical of the costs. Ashley was very patient and attentive in working with me and I feel she had my best interest in mind. I will certainly go back to her for any future help.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2015
Very Helpful and Professional
I unfortunately was the victim of criminal identity theft from a close family member. This led to there being, unknown to me, a past criminal conviction on my record and there was also unknown to me, a warrant out for my arrest and a pending criminal case against me. I had not needed a Criminal Lawyer before and did not really know where to turn. I found Ashley through this site and she contacted me the very next day. Ashley always kept me informed as to how my case was proceeding. She was also willing to answer my endless questions and also put up with a client that was confused and heart broken from the betrayal of a close family member, as well as scared and shocked that this kind of mistaken identity could even happen in our Justice System. I had never been arrested or booked or gone through that process before. Ashley let me know that she would be there to help me through that process if it was needed. However, Ashley was able to keep me from having to go through that process or even need to show up for a court appearance for the mistaken criminal charges. Ashley worked well with the Prosecuting Attorneys and guided me through the legal system to get these charges dropped and expunged from my record. I am very thankful to Ashley for her help with this matter and would Highly recommend her to anyone that needs a Criminal Attorney.
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Posted by Todd | April 15, 2015
Ashley Witte Dawson is a Great Lawyer who geats the job done !
For a criminal defense Lawyer in Kentucky and Ohio, You won't find anyone better than Ashley Witte Dawson. I was facing a life changing sentence attached to 3 robbery charges( with priors) and 2 of the cases were slam dunks for the prosecution and Ashley and her partner Adam worked on the reduction of chargers when obtaining a plea agreement and then charismatically and compassionately went through all the special circumstances regarding the case when arguing for a reduced sentence. I ended up getting 5 years probation instead of 10-20 years in prison and they even helped me recover all my property including my brand new vehicle that the police tried to seize. What seemed like a impossible hole (that I could never climb out of) is now a new lease on life that I will never take for granted again. I have Ashley and Adam , a great Judge , my family and God himself to thank for this new life. Thank You all so much -Todd
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Posted by Jimbo | March 19, 2015
Ashley Witte Dawson is the greatest !!!
I was very fortunate to secure Ashley's criminal defense services. I was released from custody very quickly and all charges were dropped, thanks to Ashley. I would highly recommend MRS. Witte Dawson to anyone in need of a good attorney. The wording on her law firm web site is spot on. It reads "Find Me Not Guilty"
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Managing Partner
  • Bleile & Dawson
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Morehead State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Pre-Arrest Allegations of Rape
  • No Charges Filed; Client Not Arrested
  • Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place
  • Case Dismissed
  • Pre-Arrest Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse
  • No Charges Filed; Client Not Arrested
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Associations

  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Life Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL)
  • Life Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National RSOL
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Beckfield College Paralegal Program
  • Advisory Committee Board Practicing Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Rife Association
  • Life Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2017 Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar association
  • 2017
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Honored Member
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who Top Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor (Consecutive years)
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice (Consecutive years)
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • 2013
  • Business Partner of the Month (6 consecutive months)
  • US Bank - OTR Branch
  • 2013
  • Special Recognition for Voluntary Pro Bono
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Public Defender Internship
  • Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
  • 2006
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Company Meeting
  • Understanding Your Rights
  • 2019
  • Annual Company Meeting
  • Understanding Your Rights
  • 2018
  • Annual Company Meeting
  • Understanding Your Rights
  • 2017
  • Annual Company Meeting
  • Understanding Your Rights
  • 2016
  • Annual Company Meeting
  • Understanding Your Rights
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (18)
Endorse Ashley
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Sex crime Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley Witte Dawson is the kind of attorney you hire when you have a problem no one else can fix. I have personally had the pleasure of working with her on several cases which many competent attorneys would decline due to difficulty. After years of working with Ms. Dawson, I cannot recall a single case which ended in an undesirable outcome. Her ability to communicate with all parties involved, utilize her resources and ultimately achieve the seemingly unachievable puts her a step above most attorneys and for these reasons I never hesitate to refer clients to her and fully endorse Ms. Dawson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the privilege of learning from Ashley for the past few months. The effort and hard work she puts into each case is clearly displayed in her high success rate. Ashley is a great person to work with and she truly cares about her clients. - It's no wonder she's a Super Lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ashley Witte Dawson without reservation. I have had the good fortune to work with her on several cases including a Federal Jury trial. She has demonstrated a quick intellect and the ability to make the correct legal decisions under pressure. In addition, Ashley is an extremely hard worker. Any one who retains her on their case will be pleased with the result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Dawson is a highly respected in the community and I recommend her to take care of your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Other
"Ashley has proven to be a valuable member of the law field due to her diligence, experience, and knowledge. From the moment you speak to her, you can tell she has a handle on the law and your case. I would highly recommend Ashley for your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley in a knowledgeable and caring advocate for her clients. She consistently goes above and beyond what can be expected of her. Individuals would be well served hiring Ashley."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer that I highly recommend. She is the lead of a professional litigation team that still zealously represents defendants to achieve the best possible outcomes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked along side and against Ashley on many cases over the years. She is a very formidable opponent in the courtroom. Not only does she have a thorough knowledge of the law, she is always thoroughly prepared, she can think quickly on her feet, and she is very persuasive in front of the court. All of these traits combined result in her being a very effective attorney who always takes good care of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is a dedicated and skilled attorney in the area of criminal defense. She is a tireless and compassionate advocate for her clients. I have an office in the same building as Ashley and regularly see clients leave happy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is an attorney who clearly knows her way around the court system. An excellent attorney for your needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is an excellent attorney. I would want her representing me or my family if I ever found myself in need of an attorney. She is the best of the best!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is a diligent attorney and she is an advocate for her clients. She travels all over the State of Kentucky to help defend clients accused of sexual offenses. She concentrates on this area of criminal defense which makes her a stronger advocate for anyone accused of any level sexual offense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the distinct pleasure to work with Ashley on several cases. We first met when on opposing sides of a case and I found her to be hard-working, honest and an honorable opponent. Through that experience we learned a great deal from one another and I have since enjoyed working with her on several cases. Ashley is a smart, energetic, well-respected and tenacious lawyer. I do not hesitate in giving Ashley my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley aggressively handles the criminal cases that come her way. Clients I have referred to her provide positive feedback of the zealous representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is a hard working attorney that is dedicated and loyal to her clients. Ashley always thinks outside the box and is able to implement these strategies to fight for her clients. Ashley is successful in getting justice for her clients."
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