Ashley Willis Ivanov is an experienced attorney with a proven track record. 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 and 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 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.
Prior to founding her own law firm in early 2018, Ashley worked for law firms in Hillsborough County, Florida, where she represented clients in cases ranging from non-litigated matters to litigated matters, such as breach of contract, probate, guardianship, and estate planning.
Ashley is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association in Tampa, as well as a member of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law ("RPPTL") Section. Within the RPPTL Section, she is a member of the Professionalism and Ethics Committee and Task Force Committee on Artificial Intelligence. She also is a member of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and Fishhawk Riverview Rotary. Ashley is a former president of a Business Network International (BNI) local chapter.
Servant leadership is important to Ashley. She enjoys giving back to the community by doing pro bono presentations at local libraries and other public venues on estate planning, probate, and guardian advocacy. Ashley volunteers at Family Ministries of Florida, which serves foster children with residential and educational services. She is a Co-Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Community Services Committee where she serves with a team of attorneys who volunteer at various venues including Paint Your Heart Out Tampa, Elves for Elders, Feeding Tampa Bay, and Trinity Cafe. Ashley is grateful to have regularly served essential workers during the height of the pandemic with complimentary health care advance directives with the Frontline Heroes Project organized through the non-profit, Bay Area Legal Services. Ashley is thankful to have also served first responders with complimentary last wills and testaments and advance directives with the Wills for Heroes event(s) through the Hillsborough County Bar Association. For the 4th of July in 2020, Ashley was invited to sing patriotic songs for elders at local nursing homes for the parade organized by the Brandon Community Roundtable.
Since the time Ashley founded her law firm and having come from a family with relatives who have proudly served their country in the United States military, she commits to giving back to at least one Gold Star family per year with a complimentary estate plan. She has been invited to speak at various events, including speaking for the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., where she sang Amazing Grace upon request.
Ashley focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, and guardian advocacy and enjoys helping her clients plan for the future, save costs, and rest with peace of mind.