Ashley R. Lynam '11

Ashley Lynam '11  

Ashley R. Lynam '11
Litigation Attorney, Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg, LLC

Area of Practice: Civil Litigation

Undergraduate School: Villanova University
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

 


Why did you decide to apply to Villanova Law?

As a lifelong Philadelphia resident and Villanova University School of Business graduate, I was looking for a law school with strong roots locally with the potential to network nationally. Villanova Law's strong presence as a leader in the Philadelphia-area legal network, reputation for academic excellence and opportunity for practical clinical experience made VLS my clear first-choice.

What advice do you have for students starting law school?
The people you meet in law school will be your friends, colleagues, and professional network for years to come. Take advantage of your time in law school to both learn the law and lay the foundation for your important professional network.

 

Biography

Ashley R. Lynam is an experienced trial attorney with the special investigations and fraud team.

In 2011, Ashley graduated from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where she was an executive member of the Moot Court Board and member of the Trial Advocacy Club. While in law school, she clerked for the Honorable Rayford Allen Means of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and was a certified legal intern for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.

After law school, Ashley worked at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, primarily in the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Unit where she prosecuted felony-level rape, domestic violence, and child physical and sexual abuse cases. She specialized in the prosecution of human trafficking cases, conducting proactive investigations into the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children while collaborating with local, state and federal agencies and coalitions. She received a certification in human trafficking training and was the keynote speaker at several events, including the Philadelphia Safety Summit for Women and Children and the Federal Women’s Program hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Ashley was assigned to the Major Trials Unit, where she was responsible for prosecuting non-fatal shootings, gun-point robberies, and attempted murder cases. She has also handled investigations and prosecutions arising out of the Philadelphia Indicting Grand Jury with a focus on cases involving victim or witness intimidation.

Prior to joining Bennett, Bricklin and Saltzburg LLC Ashley was an associate in a boutique Philadelphia plaintiff’s firm. She is an executive board member of Villanova Law’s Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, a board member of Villanova Law’s Alumni Association, and a regular online contributor to The Legal Intelligencer.
 

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