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Ashley A. Akins

Associate

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
ashley.akins@nelsonmullins.com

Ashley Akins is an associate in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Atlanta office where she practices with the School and University Law group.

Ashley Akins is an associate in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Atlanta office where she practices with the School and University Law group.

Ashley Akins is an associate in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Atlanta office where she practices with the School and University Law group.

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Associate, Atlanta civil litigation firm, workers' compensation defense (2014-2017)
  • Clerk, United States Attorney's  Office, Civil Division (2012-2013)
  • Law Clerk, Statesboro litigation law firm (May 2011-July 2011)

 Internship

  • Georgia Legal Services Program, Public Interest Practicum (Sept. 2011-Dec. 2011)

Educational Activities

  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
    • Certificate for Advanced Legal Writing, Researching, & Drafting
    • 2013 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition Team
    • 2012 John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition Team (2nd Place Team)
    • Mercer Law Academic Mentorship  Program, 2L and 3L Mentor
  • Georgia Southern University
    • University Honors Program Scholar 

 

Education

  • Mercer University School of Law, JD, cum laude (2013)
  • Georgia Southern University, BA, English, summa cum laude (2010)
    • Minor in Justice Studies

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • State Bar of Georgia YLD Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public (2015 and 2016)
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession (2018) 
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Service Council (2018 – present)
  • Access to Justice Committee, State Bar of Georgia (2017 – present)
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
    • Editor, The YLD Review (2019)
    • Board of Directors (2016 – present)
    • YLD Leadership Academy graduate (2014)
  • Junior League of Atlanta
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