Ashlee Paxton-Turner represents a range of clients involved in litigation and dispute resolution. She assists at various stages of legal proceedings by conducting legal research and drafting motions and memoranda.

Ashlee clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for Hon. Carolyn Dineen King and on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno.

Before clerking, Ashlee worked in the firm’s corporate and securities group.
Prior to law school, Ashlee was a Teach For America corps member, where she taught high school mathematics in rural North Carolina.

Services & Industries


Bar Admissions

Admitted only in Pennsylvania; supervision by principals of the firm admitted to the D.C. bar


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Hon. Carolyn Dineen King, 2020-2021
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, 2018-2019


Duke University School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Duke Law Journal (articles editor) (2017)

University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in English, magna cum laude (2012)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Fossil Fortunes: Regulating Commercial Paleontology and Incentivizing Fossil Discovery
    50 Texas Environmental Law Journal 31, 2020
  • Presidential Responses to Protest: Lessons Jefferson Davis Never Learned 1
    22 West Virginia Law Review 171, 2019
  • Changing the First Lady’s Mystique: Defining the First Lady’s Legal Role and Upending Gender Norms
    13 University of Massachusetts Law Review 2, 2018
  • Preserving Tradition: The Antiquities Act and Perpetuating American Democracy
    15 Dartmouth Law Journal 102, 2017

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Teach For America — Corps Member, 2012–14
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