Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith


Ashley Smith



Ashley Smith is an experienced labor and employment attorney with a versatile background in both litigation and employment law counseling. Spending her initial years as a litigator in large multi-practice and employment specialty firms, Ashley joined the firm after working many years as an outside employment law advisor in both a solo and outside general counsel practice. Together with the partners of the firm, Ashley assists in representing employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including employment litigation defense, wage claims, federal and state agency compliance, training, employment contracts, employee handbooks, and non-disclosure and non-competition agreements and litigation.


  • Named a “Rising Star” in the field of labor and employment law in Texas Monthly - July 2004
  • Judicial Intern, Justice Craig Enoch, Texas Supreme Court, 1996
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. James Nowlin, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 1997
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Adjunct Faculty Member at St. Edward’s University and Concordia University, 2004-2008


  • State Bar of Texas, 1997
  • Labor and Employment Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, Austin Bar Association


  • National Charity League - Member
  • Tarrytown United Methodist Church - Member
  • Austin Pi Beta Phi Alumnae - Member
  • Long Center - Member
  • Partnerships for Children - Supporter
  • Central Austin Young Life and West Austin Young Life - Supporter

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., History, graduated with High Honors, 1994
  • University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctor graduated Cum Laude, 1997
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Visiting Student, 1996-1997