Ashley Witte Dawson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Lexington, KY

Bleile & Dawson
2333 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: 513-548-5974
Fax: 513-263-9089
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Managing partner at Bleile & Dawson, Ashley Witte Dawson represents clients in the following states: Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Her practice is focused on matters of criminal defense, including federal crimes and sex crimes. Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys also named her as a Top 10 Under 40 in 2015. She also received the Continuing Education Award from the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Section.

Ms. Dawson is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Indiana. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

With a major in criminology, Ms. Dawson graduated magna cum laude from Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Arts. She then attended law school at Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor and immediately began representing the rights and best interests of those who have been accused of committing a crime.

A Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ms. Dawson is actively involved as a member of several other professional organizations. These include the following: the Indiana State Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, the Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc., the National Rifle Association, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and Beckfield College’s Advisory Committee for the Paralegal Program.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Law, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

About Ashley Witte Dawson

Admitted: 2010, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.bleileanddawson.com/our-team/ashley-witte-dawson...

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019 - 2020

Pro bono/Community Service

  • National Rifle Association
  • Advisory Committee for the Paralegal Program at Beckfield College
  • Reform Sex Offender Laws Inc., Member

Educational Background

  • Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky - B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Honors: Dean's List, Major: Criminology, 2007

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40, Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2015
  • Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Award, Continuing Education Award, Kentucky Bar Association, 2017
  • Honored Member, The Global Directory of Who's Who Top Attorneys, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2020
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association Member
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation Life Fellow
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Beckfield College Paralegal Program Advisory Committee, Board Member
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
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Office Location for Ashley Witte Dawson

2333 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY 40504

Phone: 513-548-5974

Fax: 513-263-9089

Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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