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Ashley A. Cooper - Macon, GA

170 College Street Macon, GA 31201

Updated: 08/04/2021

Macon Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer

Overview

Ashley is a graduate of the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, where she focused her studies on trial advocacy and criminal law. During law school, she interned with the Honorable John S. McLellan, III, of the Second Judicial District in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Ashley primarily concentrates her practice in the areas of criminal law, juvenile criminal defense, juvenile dependency proceedings, and appellate law...

Ashley is a graduate of the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, where she focused her studies on trial advocacy and criminal law. During law school, she interned with the Honorable John S. McLellan, III, of the Second Judicial District in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Ashley primarily concentrates her practice in the areas of criminal law, juvenile criminal defense, juvenile dependency proceedings, and appellate law. She has extensive trial experience, both in the Juvenile Courts of Georgia and the Superior Courts of Georgia.

Prior to entering private practice, this Macon lawyer was an Assistant District Attorney in the District Attorney's Office for the Macon Judicial Circuit where she worked for several years. During that time, she screened all juvenile cases that went through the DA's Office, deciding what to prosecute, what plea bargains to accept, and which cases would need to be tried before the Juvenile Court, which is a non-jury proceeding.

After handling thousands of cases in the DA's Office, Ashley decided that she would spend the rest of her career committed to defending teenagers, not locking them up. In 2013, Ashley started her own law firm, where she built her practice focusing on civil litigation, domestic relations, criminal defense, juvenile defense, juvenile dependency proceedings, and criminal appeals.

Ashley grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, where her father is a second-generation veterinarian. Despite her love of animals, she realized that she wanted to be a trial attorney while she was studying at East Tennessee State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Honors English and in Political Science. Based on experiences of friends and classmates in college, Ashley realized that she especially wanted to help young people, like college students, to stand up for themselves and their rights in court.

About Ashley A. Cooper

Practice Areas

  • Juvenile Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Deprivation Proceedings
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • DUI Defense

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia

Other Affiliations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • William Augustus Bootle American Inn of Court
  • Macon Bar Association

Education

  • Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia, 2006
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: Member, Criminal Law Society
    Law Review: The Jury Box Newsletter, Editor
  • East Tennessee State University, 2003
    B.A.
    Honors: Sigma Kappa Sorority
    Honors: Pi Gamma Mu, National Honor Society
    Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society
    Honors: Sigma Kappa Sorority Best Overall Member for 2000-2001
    Major: English and Political Science

Past Positions

  • Intern, Hon. John S. McLellan, III, Judge, Second Judicial District (Sullivan County, Tennessee), 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Shirley Hills Garden Club
  • Junior League of Macon, Sustainer

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Office Information

Address

170 College Street Macon, GA 31201

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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