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Scott T Ashby

About me


Family has always been very important to me.  I grew up on a farm in Quincy, Washington.  Growing up, I loved competition and I found an outlet for that in sports.  I was never a great athlete, but for everyone who knows me, I love to win—and I hate to lose!  As I grew older, my competitive nature extended to school and then my career.


After graduating from Central Washington University and then Cornell Law School, I was recruited by big law firms to work for big businesses.  For 17 years I worked in a firm with more than 1500 attorneys in offices around the world.  I was a high-stakes litigator, and I sued big businesses on behalf of other big businesses so that shareholders could have more profit.  I was really good at it.  But I felt more and more dissatisfied because I wasn’t really helping people.  Because of that, I left a comfortable position at the very large firm and eventually opened my own firm so that I could help people.


Family is important, so I focused on helping families.  I have been married for almost 35 years and we have six children and ten grandchildren (so far!).  So when I opened my own firm, I started helping people who are going through the toughest times in their lives—divorce and child custody battles--and I developed an approach that is different than most attorneys.  In our firm, we look to our clients’ future, not just their past.


I love to use my skills developed as a high-stakes business litigator to help families.  With our forward-looking approach, divorce or separation or child custody proceedings can be the beginning of a brighter, more fulfilling future.  Instead of taking a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to your family law matter like most attorneys, we carefully consider your situation, provide options, and work with you to plan and execute a strategy to help you on your way to a better and brighter future.


Even though your family will change, we can help conduct your divorce or custody dispute so that your family can continue, so that your child can comfortably invite both of you to her wedding, and so that you can be a part of your grandchildren’s lives.  By taking a healthy approach, you can continue to be a good example to your children.


Every case is different, but to us, it is also personal.  We can help plan and conduct your case so that your future will be better.

Reported Cases:

Reynolds & Reynolds Co. v. Universal Forms, Labels & Sys., Inc., 965 F. Supp. 1392 (C.D. Cal. 1997); In re Corporate & Leisure Event Productions, Inc., 351 B.R. 724, 726 (Bankr. D. Ariz. 2006); Braspetro Oil Services Co. v. MODEC (USA) Inc., 423 F. Supp. 2d 680, 681 (S.D. Tex. 2006) aff'd sub nom. Braspetro Oil Services Co. v. Modec (USA), Inc., 240 F. App'x 612 (5th Cir. 2007); Mach 1 Air Services, Inc. v. Garcia, CV-08-0911-PHX-FJM, 2008 WL 3200777 (D. Ariz. Aug. 6, 2008); Roosevelt Irr. Dist. v. Salt River Project Agr. Imp. & Power Dist., 810 F. Supp. 2d 929, 936 (D. Ariz. 2011) Cobiz Bank v. Grace Capital, L.L.C., 1 CA-CV 10-0826, 2012 WL 587031 (Ariz. Ct. App. Feb. 23, 2012)


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    23 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Heather Z Bliss

    He is well-respected in the legal community, a true advocate for his clients and their families.


    Heather Bliss Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michelle Hull

    Scott is an amazing practitioner! He really cares about his clients and I would highly endorse him.


    Michelle Hull Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Ashby Law PLLC

8697 W. Gage Blvd.
Kennewick, WA, 99336


AZActive 199307/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Top Lawyers in WashingtonThe Legal Network2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Certificate of Specialization--Business LawCornell Law School1993
Editor, Managing EditorCornell Law Review1992
Associate EditorCornell Law Review1991
William O. Dougas Honors CollegeCentral Washington University1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerAshby Law PLLC2012 - Present
AttorneyBolliger Law Offices2010 - 2012
PartnerJaburg & Wilk2008 - 2010
Of CounselSquire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP1995 - 2007
AssociateFennemore Craig1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Professionals of WashingtonBoard of Directors2015 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsAttorney Member2014 - Present
Collaborative Family LawyersN/A2014 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Editorial Advisory BoardMember2013 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Editorial Advisory CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Benton Franklin County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Rotary InternationalMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2008 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionMember2008 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2004 - Present
Arizona Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionAttorney Member1998 - Present
U.S. District Court, District of ColoradoAttorney Member1997 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaAttorney Member1993 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember1992 - Present
Benton-Franklin Counties Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitN/AN/A
U.S. District Court of Eastern WashingtonAttorney MemberN/A
U.S. District Court, District of ArizonaAttorney MemberN/A
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitN/AN/A
Cornell Law ReviewManaging Editor1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Columbia Chiropractic v. Barnhill, et al.Favorable settlement
Love v. StanberrySummary Judgment for Client
CoBiz Bank v. Vento, et al.Summary judgment for client and victory on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Arizona Registrar of Contractors NewsletterConstruction Dispute Resolution2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Central Washington UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Law ConferenceConstruction Litigation2004
International Law ConferenceExpert Consultants in Litigation2003
Construction Law ConferenceWorking with Experts2002

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