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 Ashley L. Watlington-Simms



Charlotte School of Law Charlotte, NC

Juris Doctor Dec 2012

Honors:     Pro Bono High Distinction


Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC

BSBA Business Administration and Law May 2010

    GPA 3.21/4.0  

Honors: Dean’s List

Dr. George C. Simpkins Jr. Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship Recipient

Professional License

North Carolina State Bar Admission April 2013


Westlaw Professional Research Certification September 2012

LexisNexis Professional Research Certification April 2011

Certified Mediator, NC NCAMP, 2009

Certified Nursing Assistant, NC Dec 2007-Aug 2011

Legal Experience

  • Guilford County District Attorneys’ Office Greensboro, NC

 Assistant District Attorney Aug 2013-present

Ensures the adequate administration of justice by decreasing crime in Guilford County through effective prosecution. 

  • Hire Counsel/Special Counsel Winston Salem, NC

Contract Attorney April 2013-Aug 2013

Assists Am100 Law Firm with document review and data entry for a fortune 500 company.

  • Judge Elizabeth Trosch and Judge Charlotte Brown Charlotte, NC

Judicial Clerk July 2011-August 2011

Prepared legal orders for judicial review and conducted an extensive amount of legal research. 

  • Legal Aid of North Carolina Concord, NC

MLK Summer Intern May 2012-July 2012

Used my practice legal license to represent below poverty clients on a daily basis in consumer law, family law and unemployment law matters. 

Administrative Experience

  • Western Carolina University: Business Law Department Cullowhee, NC

Administrative Assistant Aug 2007-May 2010

  • Western Carolina University: Residential Life Department Cullowhee, NC

Residential Assistant May 2009-May 2010

Healthcare Experience

  • Nurse Technician plus 3, Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, NC, May 2008- Aug 2010

Assisted other health care professionals as needed with patient care; directly assisted patients with activities of daily living and served as a communicator between nurse and patient. 

CNA, Skyland Care Center , Sylva, NC, Nov 2008- May 2009

  • Certified Nursing Assistant – Independent Contractor, The Nursing Network, Sylva, NC, Dec 2007– Nov 2008

Catered to the western North Carolina Area, providing assistance as a CNA to local hospitals, long term care facilities, nursing homes, Alzheimer and dementia care facilities.

Pro Bono- Legal Volunteer Work

Youth Empowerment Fair Coordinator, Charlotte, NC 2012

Charlotte Mecklenburg Self Serve Center Volunteer, Charlotte, NC 2012


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