Joseph Edwards Ashley

Joseph Edwards Ashley

Sole Practitioner
Hampstead, Maryland

Mr. Ashley has been helping clients with their legal matters in Maryland for nearly 16 years since graduating from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. While attending law school, he worked fulltime for the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, and participated in the school's Moot Court Association and competed as part of the school's National Trial Team. Mr. Ashley also has extensive experience in the construction industry. Also while in law school, he helped disadvantaged citizens of the District of Columbia while participating in the school's nationally recognized Elder Law Clinic. Mr. Ashley has also assisted the Maryland Public Defender as a panel attorney. During his legal career, he has practiced before the Maryland courts in nearly all of its counties, in the federal courts and before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. He prides himself on providing exceptional personal, professional legal services to his clients and providing a wealth of legal experience to your family or business at reasonable rates.

Areas of Practice

  • 20% Criminal Law
  • 20% Bankruptcy
  • 40% Family Law
  • 10% Personal Injury
  • 10% Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1999
  • District of Columbia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2004


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Moot Court Association, National Trial Team, 1998 to 1999
  • University of Maryland, Collage Park, Maryland
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: Economics/Government & Politics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Carroll County Bar Association

Ancillary Businesses

  • Expert on Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) issues


  • English