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Ashley L. Dudley

Family Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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Ashley L. Dudley's law practice focuses on family law and criminal defense - primarily high conflict child custody cases, child and spousal support, domestic violence restraining orders, high value asset division, and DUI defense. 

Her first and foremost priority is to figure out the best avenue for helping her clients. Whether that means aggressive courtroom advocacy, or working with the other party or district attorney to determine solutions that work for all, she is constantly advocating in her client's best interest.

As a National Institute of Trial Advocacy trained attorney, she is ready to take matters to trial if that is what it takes.

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Law Offices of Ashley L. Dudley, APC
301 Spruce Street
Suite 104
San Diego, CA, 92103
Ashley L. Dudley
4225 Executive Sq Ste 600
La Jolla, CA, 92037-1484
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Posted by Cat | March 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Life saver!
Ashley worked on my case with another attorney. I met Ashley the day of the court hearing, and she was very professional. We talked about the legal issue that I had right in the court house, and from there she worked her magic. She is definitely on your side and will 100%. She sees through bluffs and nonsense in people, which I wholeheartedly respect. She was able to talk to the opposing party before we met with the judge to agree to dismiss the case, which was amazing. Hire her for your needs, you will not regret it. She is 100% worth it. Don’t think about the money, think about the peace of mind she will give you at the end of the day.
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Posted by Priscilla | December 10, 2022
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Her work is MAGICAL
Ashley picked up my case at the end of 2021 and after almost a year (not her doing), she helped me beat it last week. There aren’t enough words to describe her! She not only is a phenomenal attorney but an amazing human being as well. She is one of the few attorneys that I can say actually cares. She didn’t just help beat a custody case, she helped me finally stand up for myself. I am forever grateful for Ashley.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2020
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I needed an attorney to assist with a pseudo-domestic issue and Ashley was extremely professional, diligent, and helped to keep the costs down as well. Her legal advice was concise and understandable to someone such as myself with little to no legal experience in this area. She was extremely accommodating with working around my schedule, and she was able to handle all signatures on documents electronically, so I did not have to go out of my way to go to her office to sign documents. She also gave me a payment plan to pay off my balance. Overall, very high value and extremely happy with Ms. Dudley. If I have legal issues in the future, I would work with her again.
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Posted by Marc | October 31, 2019
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Worth Her Weight in Gold
Miss Dudley went above and beyond to ensure that my needs were met. She is professional, punctual, diligent, honest, and is a bulldog in court. I have been dealing with custody issues for a few years now and have had a slew of less than adequate lawyers. On game day, even the judge was impressed with her performance and according to him, doesn’t dole out compliments easily however, that was not the case that day. I have definitely referred her to my friends and even to people I overhear that have legal concerns. I trusted her with my life and she did not disappoint. If I was only given seven words to describe her, it would be that “she is worth her weight in gold.”
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Posted by Benigno | September 25, 2019
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“Fantastic Attorney”
When I first met Ashley L. Dudley, I was at the court trying to get help. I was clueless on what i was supposed to do an no one would help me or tell me what I need to do. The x party was trying to take my kids out of state on a move away request Ashley L. Dudley stopped what she was doing and heard my concern an helped me figure out what I needed to do I was a Father wanting to fight for my kids. We WON the case an the court denied the move away, then the x party filed against me less then two weeks after being denied the move away for more share time an Ashley L. Dudley helped me again. WE WON the case once again if it wasn’t for Ashley L. Dudley taking her time to recognize a Father that had no idea on what to do to keep My Daughters an willing to do anything to do it, I would have lost my kids forever I STRONGLY STRONGLY !!! recommend Ashley L. Dudley she has changed my life an my kids get to stay with there Father
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2019
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Superior Attorney
After 16 months of getting no where with my now ex-wife, I was near exhaustion... I had already tried two other attorneys to assist in my case, neither of which showed the level of expertise and attention that Ms. Dudley brought to table. She was instrumental in helping me regain a fair and equitable custody situation for my two daughters, and an immense reduction in alimony payments. I have my family back and the financial means to raise them in an environment conducive to health, education, and love. I highly recommend Ms. Dudley to anyone seeking the same.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Ashley L. Dudley, APC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Curran Law Firm, APC
  • 2018 - 2023
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Curran Law Firm, APC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Judicial Extern
  • Federal Court Judge
  • 2014 - 2014
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • California Western SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Move-Away Trial
  • We won and Mother's Move Away was Denied


  • San Diego County Bar Association, Servicemember Civil Relief Act Pro Bono Committee
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • President - Family Law Section
  • 2023 - 2023
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Board
  • Member at Large
  • 2021 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2019
  • 10.0 Rating
  • Justia
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Curran Law Firm APC
  • New Criminal Statutes - 2019
  • 2019
  • GirlUp
  • Gender Bias in the Practice of Law
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
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Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is as sharp, dedicated, caring and hard-working as they come. Her experience and intimate knowledge of the family court system make her a force to be reckoned with in the court room. Perhaps even more importantly, she is compassionate, level-headed, strategic and always operating with her clients' best interests in mind. She is a fantastic lawyer and I would highly recommend her to anyone."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Dudley is dedicated to her clients and knowledgable in her field of practice. She believes in her clients, their cause and case, and strives to get them the best result possible. She is dedicated. She has been known to work all day, and all night to finish a project or investigate a client's claim. Attorney Dudley also has an LLM in Tax Litigation. This affords her client an extreme benefit as it gives her a deeper understanding of complicated financial cases, which many other attorneys are not equipped to handle, understand, or untangle. She is a shark in negotiations and will not allow any attorney, or opposing party to bully her client. Honest, Hardworking, intelligent, and a true asset to have on your team. You will not be disappointed if you hire Ashley Dudley, Esq."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ashley is an outstanding attorney focusing on family law. Ashley has made it her life commitment to genuinely tend to her clients needs, no matter the circumstances. As part of her practice, Ashley ensures that client communication is a top priority. If you want an attorney who is going to listen to you and truly fight for you, here she is!"
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ashley is a very intelligent and compassionate lawyer. She has experience in family and criminal law and is capable of handling high pressure situations well. She is extremely empathic in dealing with clients that she has. I would recommend her to anyone seeking assistance in the area of family or criminal law."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ashley is an experienced trial attorney, master negotiator, good communicator, outstanding writer and has impeccable analytical skills. She is a trusted family lawyer, who is known for her advocacy, assertiveness and hard work. She fights and does not ever give up! Anyone who has her in their corner should rest assured they are in good hands!"