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General Info

Email: awithers@wickersmith.com
Direct: (239) 552-5304
Languages: Spanish
Offices: Naples

Biography

Ashley Withers joined Wicker Smith in 2005 and is a partner in the Naples office, focusing her practice in the areas of medical malpractice and healthcare regulation.  She has been named to the list of “Rising Stars” by Florida Super Lawyers magazine. Additionally, Ms. Withers has been appointed an Adjunct Professor at the Ave Maria School of Law, where she teaches a class on medical malpractice.  Ms. Withers is admitted to practice in both the state of Illinois and Florida. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the Thomas S. Biggs American Inns of Court. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Illinois (B.S., 1996)

Admitted

  • 2001, Illinois
  • 2005, Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Thomas S. Biggs American Inns of Court
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2009-2011
  • Dean’s List, (5 out of 7 semesters)
  • CALI Award for Marital Dissolution, Spring 2000
  • CALI Award for Civil Procedure, Spring 1998

Speeches & Publications

  • The United States – Central America – Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA): What it Means for New York Businesses, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and the Manhattan International Development Corporation, New York, NY (April 13, 2005)
  • The United States – Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) – New Commercial Opportunities for U.S. Exporters, International Trade Association of Greater Chicago and U.S. Department of Commerce, Chicago, IL (March 9, 2005)