About Ashley Vaughn
Advocating for people who have been mistreated or victimized is Ashley’s legal passion. At the Dumas Law Group, Ashley’s practice focuses on representing victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence, as well as employees and small businesses in employment-related civil litigation. Ashley has represented clients in federal and state courts in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Idaho, Montana, New York, and New Mexico, including actively handling several appeals to state supreme courts. Ashley approaches her work with ingenuity—she strives to find creative and effective solutions to complex legal issues and enjoys finding unconventional routes in cases where it seems like all roads to justice are closed.
But Ashley’s favorite part of her job is developing close, personal relationships with her clients and their families. She strives to be more than just their legal advocate, but also their friend. She listens to her clients and tries to help them find solutions that work with all aspects of their life.
Ashley graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2011. During law school, she kept busy by clerking for the District Attorney’s office, where she worked on a wide range of criminal cases and took several cases to trial; volunteering with the National Crime Victims Law Institute, an organization at the forefront of developments in victims’ rights nationwide; and serving as a Lead Article Editor for the Lewis and Clark Law Review. After law school, she became an associate attorney at O’Donnell Clark & Crew LLP, where she gained substantial civil litigation experience in abuse and employment cases.
Ashley is an active member of the Oregon State Bar, the Young Lawyers Division of the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, an organization comprised solely of plaintiffs’ attorneys in Oregon. She is also a board member of the American Constitution Society Oregon Lawyers Division and Reading Results, a local nonprofit committed to improving the reading skills of underprivileged youth by third grade. She does pro bono work for Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Victims Rights Law Center, and is a volunteer coach for Franklin High School students in the “We the People” national constitutional law competition. She spends most of her free time hanging out with her pets, reading, trying new recipes, and exploring Oregon’s outdoors.