Ashley Smith is a bilingual tax and estate planning attorney who believes that the practice of law requires the mastery and application of specialized knowledge, but she also believes that the heart of practice is about understanding people and providing passionate servant leadership.
During law school, Ashley had an awesome Basic Federal Tax Professor that made tax law plain, simple, and exciting. Since her time in Basic Tax, Ashley caught what she deems the “tax tingle.” As a 2nd year law student, Ashley was enthused to be able to chart her course studies and internship paths towards tax law.
Ashley earned her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law where she was named a Michelle and James Young Fellow and Scholar. In addition to the standard law student course load, Ashley served as a Student Attorney and Graduate Research Assistant in the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Ashley maintained several internships and legal jobs throughout her tenure at GSU Law. Additionally, she also served as a volunteer tax preparer for VITA services.
Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia (Go Dawgs!).
Ashley resides in Atlanta with her husband and their son and daughter. Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children, and family and friends. Ashley also enjoys serving and attending her church, Cliftondale United Methodist Church, where she serves as a Trustee and Worship Leader.