Ashley E. Bass
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Ashley E. Bass

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Public Bodies Law
  • Trial Advocacy

Biography

Ashley Edwards Bass, a Hammond native, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Mississippi State in 1989. She then received her Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1996. From 1995-1997, she worked at the 21st Judicial District Court as a law clerk. She was admitted in 1996 to practice in Louisiana, and joined the firm in 1997. She became a partner in 2002. Ashley expanded her law expertise in 2018 by becoming a Mediator and Special Master with Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems, Inc. (maps). https://maps-adr.com/

During her undergraduate studies, she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and appeared on both the Dean's and President's Lists.

Currently, Ashley is a member of the Florida Parishes Inns of Court, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the American and Federal Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the 21st Judicial District Bar Association, and the 22nd Judicial District Bar Association.

A former board member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and of the Hammond Junior Auxiliary, Ashley remains active in community organizations. She served on the Board of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce as the co-chair of the Education Committee and the Steering Committee for the accelerated learning program. She was active in the development of the Magnet School Pilot Program. Ashley is also a past board member of the Tangipahoa Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the LSU Law School. She was named JA Woman of the Year.

Ashley is a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond and served on the Holy Ghost School Board where she also served as Chairperson. She serves on the Baton Rouge Diocesan School Board.

Ashley holds a Peer Review standing of ‘AV Preeminent', the highest possible review classification determined by reviews from others in the legal community and as listed in The LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory. Ashley was also voted Best Attorney in TANGI lifestyles Voted Readers' Choice best of 2021.

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate - 1996
  • Mississippi State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1989
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: President’s List
    • Major: Psychology
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, Former Board Member
  • Hammond Junior Auxiliary
  • Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Board
  • Education Committee and the Steering Committee, Learning Program, Co-Chair
  • Magnet School Pilot Program
  • Tangipahoa Chapter, American Cancer Society, Past Board Member
  • LSU Law School, Board of Trustee
  • Holy Ghost School Board, Chairperson
  • Baton Rouge Diocesan School Board

Past Positions

  • 21st Judicial District Court, Law Clerk

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Chi Omega

Professional Associations

  • Florida Parishes Inns of Court, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • 22nd Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems (MAPS), Mediator and Special Master

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, Former Board Member
  • Hammond Junior Auxiliary
  • Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Board
  • Education Committee and the Steering Committee, Learning Program, Co-Chair
  • Magnet School Pilot Program
  • Tangipahoa Chapter, American Cancer Society, Past Board Member
  • LSU Law School, Board of Trustee
  • Holy Ghost School Board, Chairperson
  • Baton Rouge Diocesan School Board

Honors

  • JA Woman of the Year
  • AV Preeminent, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory
  • TANGI Lifestyles Voted Readers’ Choice Best Attorney for 2021