Ashley De Vance works on the YM&C Litigation and Student Services Teams practicing in the areas of student rights, discipline, special education, and all types of civil litigation.
Before joining Young, Minney & Corr, LLP, Ashley worked as a litigation attorney at a large, international firm in Downtown Los Angeles. During this time, she focused on various areas of litigation and represented clients in state, federal, and arbitral forums. She also engaged in extensive pro bono work with the ACLU Justice Lab and served on the Public Counsel Leadership Council.
Ashley earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, along with a public interest law certificate. While in law school, Ashley worked for the USC International Human Rights Clinic as a Refugee Rights Advocacy Team member and served in several leadership positions, including a peer mentor and the community service chair for the Black Law Student Association. She also spent a semester abroad in Lyon, France, earning a postgraduate diploma in International and European Business Law.
Ashley has always been passionate about education and promoting educational equity. Before pursuing a career in law, she earned a Master of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ashley spent three years as a high school social science teacher at a charter school in Los Angeles. She also worked as a teacher’s assistant and AVID tutor at various public high and middle schools throughout Southern California.