Areas Of Practice
- Mitchell Hamline School of Law,
St. Paul, Minnesota
- Honors: Phi Alpha Delta
- Honors: Animal Legal Defense Fund
- Honors: Criminal Law Society
- National American University
Ashley M. Beard is a dedicated attorney with a strong background in family law and litigation matters. She is known for her unwavering commitment to advocating for her clients and providing them with personalized and strategic legal representation. Ashley's experience spans across various legal settings, including private law firms, a self-help clinic, and as a certified student attorney, showcasing her versatility and adaptability in handling diverse legal matters.
Ashley has successfully handled family law-related matters, such as dissolution, child custody, child support, and parenting time, and provided representation in ex parte proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Ashley's strategic approach in preparing cases for contested hearings and trials, including advising clients, conducting discovery, developing witness testimony, and organizing exhibits, has resulted in positive outcomes for her clients.
As a Certified Student Attorney, in 2021 Ashley represented the State of Minnesota at various stages of criminal proceedings, including bail hearings, pretrial hearings, and post-conviction hearings. She also conducted legal research, drafted memoranda, proposed orders, and negotiated settlement agreements, showcasing her strong analytical and negotiation skills.
Ashley holds a Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she was an active member of various organizations, including Phi Alpha Delta, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Criminal Law Society, and Mitchell Hamline Health and Wellness Club.
Ashley's dedication, passion, and legal experience make her a highly skilled and trusted attorney, known for her tireless advocacy on behalf of her clients. Her commitment to excellence, strong work ethic, and empathetic approach make her a valuable asset to both the law firm and to the clients she represents.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Family Law Section
- Dakota County Bar Association
- Minnesota Women Lawyers
- Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Dakota Regional Chamber of Commerce