Ashley Willis Ivanov is an experienced attorney with a proven track record. She is a judicial candidate for the 2020 race (www.voteashleyivanov.com). She was admitted to practice law in 2010 in Maryland and was admitted in 2015 to practice law in Florida. Ashley graduated magna cum laude with honors from The George Washington University within three years and graduated cum laude from Vermont Law School.
Before law school, Ashley was a paralegal at the large international law firm, Baker Botts, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C., where she dealt with regulatory issues. During law school, she was a summer associate at the large plaintiff's law firm of Motley Rice, L.L.C. in South Carolina and interned at the U.S. Department of Justice. After graduating from law school, Ashley clerked with the White House Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) in Washington, D.C., where she was the lead clerk in a high-profile case against the White House CEQ under the Freedom of Information Act. Later, she worked for the Maryland law firm of Press & Dozier, L.L.C. and was involved with complex mediation involving major U.S. and international corporations. After that, Ashley joined the firm of Spano & Woody, P.A. in Riverview, Florida. She represented clients in a variety of cases, ranging from litigated matters to non-litigated matters, such as breach of contract, probate, guardianship, and estate planning. Ashley had a stint at Emma Hemness, P.A. in Brandon, Florida, before founding her own practice in early 2018.
Ashley is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and member of the Business Law Section; Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; and Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar. She is a former president and a current leader of a Business Network International (BNI) local chapter. She is also a member of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Sun City Chamber of Commerce, and FishHawk Riverview Rotary. Ashley enjoys giving back to the community by doing pro bono presentations on estate planning, probate, guardianship, and guardian advocacy, as well as volunteering for community service-based projects.