Ashlyn has always wanted to make a difference. Little did she know that her aspirations of being a lobbyist would develop into a passion for veteran’s issues. A self-starter with a heart of gold, Ashlyn met her husband just as he was returning from his first tour of duty in Iraq. Quickly realizing there was a lack of services for families of veterans who had returned from war, she and her husband learned through trial and error how to manage the number of issues veterans and their families face. After graduating from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, Ashlyn worked for local non-profits with the goal of learning how to identify, establish, and fill the needs of veterans and their families who were struggling with some of the same issues her family had faced.
Through her work with the non-profit entities, Ashlyn learned that there is a constant need for legal expertise to address the issues that matter in people’s lives. Ashlyn went on to complete her law degree at the University of Kansas School of Law and put her year off between schools to good use. She served as co-founder and President of the Military Law Society at KU Law School, an organization established to create a Veterans Legal Aid Clinic and connecting law students with an opportunity to use their developing skills to give back to local veterans.
Ashlyn joined Martin Pringle in 2015 after spending two years clerking for the firm. She focuses her practice on employment law, municipal law, business law, real estate law, and civil and commercial litigation matters. Ashlyn is a member of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, the Wichita Women Attorneys Association, and the Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations.
Ashlyn knows that positive employment relations are essential to the overall health of any business. Whenever possible, Ashlyn prefers to work with employers to take proactive, preventative approach to designing and implementing employment policies that fit their unique workplace requirements and minimize disputes that may later require litigation. Ashlyn handles all aspects of employment law, including severance, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, overtime, and non-competition and non-solicitation issues. Ashlyn uses creative and results oriented strategies, as well as her ready sense of humor, to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Ashlyn's employment law practice also includes representing employers in federal discrimination litigation, including Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA and ADAAA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims. She also has experience defending employers in wage and hour disputes, including donning and doffing and overtime claims, involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Ashlyn represents clients in a broad scope of industries, including health care, banking, real estate, construction, aviation, manufacturing, and oil and gas.
Ashlyn also works closely with her business clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their business activities and objectives, allowing her to provide focused, client-centered, and cost-effective advice and counsel on legal issues confronting her clients on a daily basis. For many of her clients, she typically receives the first call when they encounter issues with legal implications and acts as a strategic advisor, working effectively with the diverse practice areas throughout Martin Pringle to implement the right solutions and resolve each matter in a way that aligns with her client’s future goals.
Ashlyn frequently represents clients in connection with a wide range of real estate disputes, including purchase and sale contracts, title and boundary disputes, quiet title, adverse possession, land and zoning disputes, title insurance litigation, nondisclosure cases, commercial lease disagreements, and construction defects and mechanic’s liens. Ashlyn routinely partners with Martin Pringle’s highly regarded transactional attorneys to deliver results-oriented litigation services backed by experience and in-depth industry knowledge. Ashlyn understands the needs of her clients, and makes every effort to avoid contentious and costly litigation. However, when disputes cannot be negotiated or mediated, she is skilled and tenacious in advocating for her client’s interests.
Ashlyn has represented clients in a variety of matters, including trade secret and non-competition agreement litigation, contract disputes, employment claims, construction, and physician negligence.
- University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2015
- Kansas State University, B.S., 2011
Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
Wichita Women Attorneys Association, Board of Directors, Secretary
Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations, Member
Awards and Recognition
- Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, 2021, 2022
Dress for Success Wichita, Board of Directors
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors
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