AshLeigh is a founding law partner at Magic City Law, a boutique firm that provides services from starting your family through ART representation or Adoption to maintaining the spirit of the family unit amidst a divorce or custody case. She has been voted a “Top Women” Lawyer for the last few years, a “Top Flight Attorney” for the last few years, and has been voted a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. In addition to this, she has authored Introduction into Alabama’s Assisted Reproduction Law for the Alabama Lawyer on the rising legal realm of ART in 2020 while also co-directing the biggest Family Law Conference of the year for the Alabama State Bar and serving on the Family Law Section Board for the Alabama State Bar. Then, in 2021, AshLeigh co-authored another article in the Alabama Lawyer on Evidence in Family Law while co-directing the conference for the second year.
AshLeigh has steadily been building a reputation in Birmingham as an advocate for children whether it be a custody case, a dependency case or an adoption. AshLeigh knew from the time she was seven years old that she wanted to become an attorney. In her mind an attorney was someone who spoke for others and helped others achieve goals they could not achieve alone. She never once lost her passion for this career. After she graduated from high school at Bob Jones High School in Madison, Alabama, she went to the University of Alabama where she marched in the Color Guard in the Million Dollar Band. After she graduated from undergraduate school, she attended Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.
She graduated from Cumberland in 2010 and immediately began working as an Associate for a Madison County local firm with over 20 years of experience in domestic legal work. While practicing at this firm, she gained a vast spectrum of experience in both litigation and drafting pleadings. She is well versed in all pre-trial procedures including preliminary pleadings, research, depositions, brief writing, subsequent motions, discovery, and facilitating each client’s journey to the final disposition of their case. She has litigated in Madison, Marshall, Morgan, Limestone, Colbert, Hale, Jefferson, Shelby, Talladega, Blount, and Lawrence County.
She is also certified as a Guardian ad Litem. Her passion and goal as a GAL is that all children will be represented in actions that they are involved in through no fault of their own. Children are put through a lot of pain and misery in the divorce process, and she thinks there should always be someone who is concerned for their best interests, and consequently, the family’s overall best interests. Sometimes their parents forget this during the divorce because they are emotionally drained. On a different side, in many other situations outside of the domestic realm, children are neglected or forgotten, and she wants to be there for them, as their advocate.
When she’s not practicing law, AshLeigh is spending time with her husband, Jon, their daughter, Aria Marguerite, and their two adorable dogs, Maisie & Sophie. She also teaches dance fitness at Dance Trance Birmingham.