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November 16, 2021

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Ashley A. Akins

Ashley A. Akins

Associate

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

Ashley practices in the areas of education law and insurance defense litigation. She represents and provides advice to large school districts in workers' compensation litigation, risk management policies and procedures, student discipline, special education, and other student due process issues.

Ashley practices in the areas of education law and insurance defense litigation. She represents and provides advice to large school districts in workers' compensation litigation, risk management policies and procedures, student discipline, special education, and other student due process issues.

Ashley A. Akins

Ashley practices in the areas of education law and insurance defense litigation. She represents and provides advice to large school districts in workers' compensation litigation, risk management policies and procedures, student discipline, special education, and other student due process issues.

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
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia

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Industries

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  • Editor, The YLD Review (2019–2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to WatchEducation Law (2021–2022)
  • State Bar of Georgia YLD Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public (2015–2016)
  • 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 (2019–2021)
    • Board of Directors (2016–present)
    • YLD Leadership Academy graduate (2014)
  • Junior League of Atlanta
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