Ashley R. Lynam '11
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation
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.