With an extensive legal background, an unwavering dedication to justice, and a compassionate approach to her clients’ requirements, Ashley Wilburn stands poised to leave a lasting imprint in the realm of family law and mediation.
Ashley Wilburn, originally from Hagerstown, Maryland, proudly calls North Hagerstown High School her alma mater, where she completed her secondary education. Driven by a profound passion for family law, Ashley’s current legal practice encompasses a broad spectrum of family-related issues. Her primary focus lies in divorce cases, disputes over alimony, equitable distribution of marital assets, child custody battles, arrangements for child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, post-divorce enforcement, step-parent and private party adoptions, as well as matters concerning child welfare. Beyond family law, Ashley also adeptly handles estate planning matters, including wills, trusts, probate, and estate administration, alongside commercial, contract, and civil litigation cases.
Since 2019, Ashley has fulfilled the role of a court-appointed mediator, facilitating the resolution of conflicts without resorting to litigation or court proceedings. In addition to court-appointed mediation, Ashley also extends her mediation services to private cases, providing individuals an alternative to the courtroom process.
Following her undergraduate studies at Loyola University of Maryland, where she earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in History and Political Science, Ashley pursued her legal education at Western New England University School of Law. Graduating in 2013, she achieved academic excellence, securing a place among the top 10 students in her class. During her tenure at law school, Ashley demonstrated her commitment to legal scholarship and research as a Note Editor for the esteemed Western New England Law Review.
Upon completing her legal studies, Ashley embarked on a clerkship journey, serving under distinguished jurists in Connecticut and Maryland. Her journey included a clerkship for the Honorable Richard A. Robinson and the Honorable Elliott D. Prescott at the Connecticut Appellate Court. Subsequently, in 2014, she returned to her hometown of Hagerstown to clerk for the Honorable M. Kenneth Long at the Washington County Circuit Court, thereby deepening her understanding of the local legal landscape.
In 2015, Ashley became an associate attorney at the esteemed law firm of Poole & Kane, P.A. Her role predominantly revolved around representing the Washington County Department of Social Services in cases related to child welfare. Through her dedicated efforts, Ashley played a crucial role in advocating for children who had endured abuse or neglect from their parents or guardians. Beyond her legal duties, she actively contributed as a board member for the Washington County Human Trafficking Task Force, striving to raise awareness about human trafficking in the tri-state area.
In 2017, Ashley became a founding member of Kane, Wilburn & Stone, P.A., where she honed her expertise in family law, encompassing divorce, custody, child support, and guardianships, as well as estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives/healthcare proxies, and mediation.
In 2023, Ashley established Wilburn Law Office, LLC, driven by her commitment to delivering a personalized approach tailored to the unique needs of each client.