Jennifer Gardner Ashton

Jennifer Gardner Ashton Attorney

Jennifer Gardner Ashton

JENNIFER G. ASHTON, ESQ.
Davis & Ashton, P.A.
701 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 205
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
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Telephone: (561) 586-7116
Fax: (561) 586-9611
E-mail: jennifer@davisashtonlaw.com

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law Tallahassee, Florida
    • Juris Doctor, May 2005 | Honors: Graduated Spring 2005 Magna Cum Laude | Dean’s List (Fall 2003 – Spring 2005) | Book Awards for Employment Law, Consumer Law and Mediation (Spring 2005) | Florida State University Business Review
  • The University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Political Science 2002 | Honors: Phi Beta Kappa | Dean’s List (Spring 1999 – Spring 2002) | Sterling Stoudemire Medal for Excellence in Spanish | Sigma Delta Pi: The National Spanish Honor Society, UNC Chapter | Pi Sigma Alpha: The Political Science Honor Society, UNC Chapter | Golden Key National Honor Society | National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Professional Experience

  • Davis and Ashton, P.A., August 2010 – Present
  • Formerly Corbett, White, Davis and Ashton, P.A.; Formerly Corbett, White and Davis, P.A.; Formerly Corbett and White, P.A.
  • Village Attorney for the Village of Royal Palm Beach; City Attorney for the City of Atlantis; Assistant Attorney for the Town of Mangonia Park and the Village of Tequesta;
    • Responsible for various aspects of municipal representation including planning and zoning review, real property issues, and code enforcement. Also responsible for drafting ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents and handling litigation arising from challenges to code enforcement proceedings, ordinances, land use or other municipal matters.
  • General Counsel for the Palm Beach County League of Cities, Inc.
    • Specializing in matters relating to the Palm Beach County Code of Ethics, Inspector General, and Lobbyist Registration Ordinance.
  • Code Enforcement Special Magistrate for the City of West Palm Beach.
  • Code Enforcement Special Magistrate for the Town of Ocean Ridge.
  • Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. August 2005 – August 2010
    • Associate Attorney concentrating in Civil Litigation and Appellate Practice. Responsibilities included performing legal research, drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda, and appellate briefs, arguing motions, conducting discovery, including the taking and defending of depositions; negotiating and drafting settlement agreements, and preparing for and participating in trials, evidentiary hearings, and appellate oral arguments.
  • City Attorney’s Office for the City of Tallahassee October 2004 – April 2005
    • Law Clerk for the City Attorney’s Office. Responsibilities included performing legal research and preparing memoranda and pleadings in the areas of municipal law.
  • Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. May 2004 – August 2004
    • Summer Associate. Responsibilities included performing legal research, and preparing memoranda, pleadings and motions in areas of commercial law, corporate law, employment law and real estate.
  • Florida State University College of Law August 2003 – May 2004
    • Legal Writing and Research Tutor. Responsibilities included conducting legal research, citation, and writing workshops for first-year law students.

Courts

  • Admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts
  • Admitted to Practice in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Memberships

  • Member in Good Standing of the Florida Bar (2005)
  • Member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association

Recent Honors

  • 2009 “Rising Star” in Law and Politics Florida Super Lawyer Magazine
  • The Palm Beach County League of Cities, Inc. 2011 Home Rule Award for serving on the Inspector General and Ethics Ordinances Drafting Team