Ashley Lauren Roberts

Ashley Lauren Roberts

Associate
Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone:
865-670-8535
Fax:
865-670-8536
Email:

Ashley Roberts is an associate attorney at Breeding & Henry, LLC, who focuses her practice on domestic relations and juvenile court matters in Knox and the surrounding counties.  Ashley is compassionate and attentive to clients. She understands that resolving legal disputes through negotiation or litigation can present unpredictable and emotional obstacles.

Ashley handles both agreed and contested divorces including complex matters relating to child custody, child support, and military divorces where one or both parties is absent from the state.  She also handles post-divorce proceedings, such as modification of parenting plans, modification of child support, and enforcement of final judgments through contempt.

Additionally, Ashley advocates for the rights of children as a Guardian ad Litem in juvenile court.  Ashley thoroughly investigates these matters in order to protect the best interests of the children she represents.  Through her work as a Guardian ad Litem, Ashley has become extremely competent in dealing with juvenile law.

Ashley also represents parents whose children have been removed from their custody or parents who are at risk of having their children removed.  Ashley has experience with cases involving physical abuse, psychological abuse, environmental neglect, sexual abuse, drug exposure, and lack of supervision.

Prior to joining Breeding & Henry, LLC as an associate attorney, Ashley worked at the firm as a legal assistant and law clerk.  She started with Breeding & Henry in January 2009 and continued working at the firm during law school.  During that time, Ashley gleaned practical knowledge while obtaining her formal legal education.

Ashley is a graduate of the Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law.  During law school, Ashley was on the Dean’s List and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Lawyering Skills I, Evidence, Domestic Relations, and International Human Rights.  She served as a faculty research assistant, and she was nominated to the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Ashley is from Elizabethtown, Kentucky and spent most of her life there, but due to her father’s career in the Army, she also lived in several states and Germany as a child.  She graduated from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Allied Language Arts.  As an undergraduate, she was accepted to a study abroad program, and spent a semester living and studying in Cambridge, U.K.  She was also active in Omega Phi Alpha, National Service Sorority.

Ashley lives in Knoxville with her husband, Dustin.  Even though Ashley has made Tennessee her home, she is an avid supporter of the University of Kentucky Wildcats.  She enjoys music and reading, travelling with her husband, and spending time with friends and family.

Ashley is a member of both the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations as well as the American Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts
  • Collections
  • Adoption
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Children’s Rights
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Juvenile Law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2017

Education

  • Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2016
    • Honors: Dean’s List Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Lawyering Skills I, Evidence, Domestic Relations, and International Human Rights
  • Western Kentucky Univeristy, Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: English & Allied Language Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Knoxville Bar Association monthly legal advice clinic for area veterans