Ashley M. Fields

Attorney

Ashley focuses her practice on several aspects of corporate litigation.  Specifically, she handles defense work in the areas of workers' compensation defense, insurance defense, and civil liability defense.  Ashley handles trial and appellate practice, as well as administrative hearings before the Florida First DCA, County and Circuit Courts, and the Judge of Compensation Claims. Ashley handles civil matters in the areas of premises liability, sovereign immunity, auto liability, and wrongful death. Ashley also appears before the Georgia State Board of Worker's Compensation and the State and Superior Court of Georgia for civil matters.

Prior to joining the McConnaughhay firm in 2018, Ashley worked for one of the Big Four accounting firms as a financial crimes associate. In this role, she provided clients with assistance relating to AML/BSA compliance issues, formulating and implementing processes to ensure continued compliance, and identifying potential money laundering and terrorist financing risks to be investigated by the authorities. She also was actively involved in numerous committees within the firm as both an appointed executive chair and member, along with assisting in the firm’s campus recruiting efforts.

 

Professional Activities

  • Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Section
  • Georgia Bar Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Georgia Bar General Practice and Trial Section
  • Georgia Young Lawyers Division
  • Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
  • E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court Member

Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Georgia Bar
  • United States District for the Middle District of Florida

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., 2016, CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Remedies; Sports Law Society Executive Board
  • Virginia Intermont College,  B.A. Pre-law/Legal studies, 2012, Cardinal Key National Honor Society, Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) Academic All-State Team 2009-2010, Student Athlete Advisory Committee 2011-2012, Women’s Softball Team (2008-2012) Captain, Women’s Soccer Team (2012) Captain