|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2016 Southwest Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Lead Counsel Rated||Lead Counsel||2015|
|Presidential Scholarship||Washburn University||2005|
|Associate Attorney||DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Thompson Law Firm LLC||2012 - 2014|
|Owner||The Rahaman Law Firm, PLLC||2011 - 2012|
|Associate||The Law Offices Of Wendy Raquel Hernandez, PC||2008 - 2010|
|Deputy Clerk||Douglas County District Court - Citizen Review Board||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Chair Elect||2016 - Present|
|Community Legal Services||Volunteer Attorney||2015 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2015 - Present|
|Maricopa County Superior Court Judicial Initiatives Committee||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Board Member 2015-present||2014 - Present|
|Family Lawyers Assistance Project||Volunteer Attorney||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Modification of Custody (Legal Decision-Making) & Relocation||Following full trial on the merits, client awarded sole legal decision-making authority and primary residence of the minor chidlren. Opposing party also ordered to contribute to client's attorney's fees.|
|Dissolution with Children||Sole Legal Decision Making and Primary Residence to Husband. Domestic Violence and parenting classes ordered for Wife.|
|Spousal Maintenance Arrears||Successfuly argued for the quashing of warrant, vacating of judgment and attorneys fees and new hearing due to improper service and unclean hands of Wife. Case later settled for favorable terms.|
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|Articlesbase.com||A Co-Parenting Plan that Works||2011|
|Arizona Attorney||Voices From the Law Office||2011|
|Ezine Articles||Factors to COnsider When Choosing a Chld Custody Lawyer||2011|
|Washburn University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Pepperdine University||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
Posted by Amy
The only bright side to my divorce, after 27 years of marriage, was retaining Ashley Rahaman to represent me. For all those going through the frightening and painful process of divorce, Ashley has extensive legal knowledge as well as the ability to empathize with her clients. Also, another plus was the reasonable pricing. I interviewed a few well known lawyers before asking Ashley to represent me.
My husband and I had been discussing divorce and trying to resolve our differences with a mediator. In November 2014, I retained DeShon Laraye Pullen, PLC, specifically Ashley B. Rahaman, to prepare, file, and serve my husband with divorce proceeding paperwork as our private negotiations with each other were going nowhere. After the paperwork was filed and my husband was served we began the daunting task of gathering all of my financial documents to produce to my husband. In March 2015, we attended a resolution management conference where a trial was set for May 2015. Adamant not to litigate this matter I agreed to use the services of a private mediator. We attended mediation in April 2015. During mediation we settled all of our differences and came to an agreement. However, just shortly after mediation my husband decided he was unhappy with the settlement and began challenging it. Ashley wasted no time and lodged the Decree of Dissolution, which was challenged by my husband. The Court took the matter under advisement and signed my form of Decree.
This process may sound as though this was a simple open and shut case but it turned into an extremely spiteful situation. While there is a lot of anger in divorce situations, I perceived that my ex husband would have tossed me on the street if possible and not looked back. Ashley reassured me of my rights and I felt confident with her advice. She was realistic and was pretty straightforward with what I might expect from the outcome. She was dead right in her opinions. She had much higher expectations than me and I was awarded much more than I expected.
Another attorney on this site commented on Ashley's compassion for her clients. Though my husband and I had accumulated assets, there certainly were not millions involved in our property settlement that caused her to be so diligent. She simply really cares about her clients. There is so little I can say that does justice in describing her legal expertise and character. I had more than a few professional people look over my divorce paperwork and all of them commented on her skills. Lastly, I would be remiss in failing to mention Ashley's legal staff, Stephanie and Lisa. These women worked as a team and put forth a lot of effort into my case. The operations manager, Kim, was also helpful to me during this difficult period. DeShon Laraye Pullen, PLC has an excellent reputation and as client, I can attest that it is well deserved.
Posted by anonymous
Ashley has been my attorney for the last year and a half in a family court matter. Her knowledge in this area in my option is unsurpassed. She has been extremely thorough in all matters up to this point and I would highly recommend her services to anyone dealing with a family law issue. Her background in family law has been helpful and I have dealt with prior attorneys and she has set the bar really high for what an attorney is supposed to do.