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Ashley Faulkner was drawn to practice law to make a positive impact on her hometown and state. She is a labor and employment lawyer working with clients in a variety of industries to creatively solve problems, often before litigation occurs. Ashley appreciates the human side of her practice and enjoys uncovering the “why” behind the matters she works on. She is often described as a “go-getter,” taking advantage of every opportunity to gain practical and leadership experience. Ashley strives to be known as more than a good lawyer and is often seen as a zealous advocate for her clients and an active volunteer in her always expanding community.


Memberships & Awards

Member, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Women in the Profession Committee of the West Virginia State Bar
CALI Awards: Appellate Advocacy, Criminal Procedure I, Employment Law, Labor Law
2021 National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award
Order of the Coif
Patrick Duffy Koontz Leadership, Citizenship, and Academic Achievement Award
Executive Article Selection and Symposium Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Volume 123
Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Volume 122
Dean's Fellow, WVU College of Law Academic Excellence Program
Former Member, United States Supreme Court Clinic, 2020-2021
Former Member, Steptoe & Johnson National Moot Court Team

Work Experience

2021 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2020-2021 Extern Clerk, United States District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh
2020 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2019 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2018 Summer Legal Assistant, Van Deysen Law Offices