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Ashton Handley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in El Reno, OK

The Handley Law Center
111 S Rock Island Ave
El Reno, OK 73036
Phone: 405-295-1924
Fax: 405-262-3531
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Oklahoma Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (20%), Family Law (40%), Business/Corporate (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Russian
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Attorney Profile

Ashton A. Handley is a trial lawyer and Partner at The Handley Law Center. He received his Juris Doctorate from Tulsa University’s College of Law in 2008, and has since gone on to serve hundreds of clients throughout the state of Oklahoma. His practice is primarily focused on representing clients in central Oklahoma involved in high asset divorce and family law litigation, as well as defending clients charged with criminal offenses such as DUI and drug trafficking. He also practices in the areas of personal injury, and is a leader in the emerging field of medical cannabis law. Ashton is a US Navy Veteran, and in 2003 while aboard USS Boxer (LHD-4) in the Persian Gulf, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a member of several Veterans Organizations, including the American Legion. Ashton is also very active in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and serves on the Oklahoma Elks Association Veterans Affairs Committee. He is a past Exalted Ruler, and District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. He currently serves as chair of the board of trustees of his local lodge. Ashton’s other civic involvement includes serving on the El Reno Main Street board of directors and he is a Past-President of the El Reno, Oklahoma, chapter of Rotary International. Ashton’s volunteer work includes organizing and fund raising for Lawyers Fighting Hunger’s Annual Turkey Giveaway and serving as the President of the Board of Directors for a local non-profit court ordered counseling program Second Chance and Re-entry Services (SCARS). He is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Canadian County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Oklahoma Association for Justice, Public Justice Foundation, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, International Society of Primerus Law Firms, and is a fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. Ashton has been an active member of the ABA’s – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, serving on the TIPS’ Task Force on Outreach to Law Students from 2005 to 2010, and task force on Outreach to Young Lawyers from 2010 to 2014. He currently serves on the OAJ Advisory Board of Directors, and is a Past-President of the Canadian County Bar Association.

Ashton was listed in Oklahoma's “10 Best" by the American Institute of Legal Counsel- DUI/DWI Division in 2015 and 2016 as well as "10 Best" by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2017. The National Trial Lawyers named him one of their Top 40 under 40 in 2016, and since 2017 listed him as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for the State of Oklahoma. He is a graduate of the 2015-16 Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy and maintains a 10 out of 10 rating by Martindale/Avvo.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Family Law
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Custody & Visitation, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Ashton Handley

First Admitted: 2008

Professional Webpage: https://www.handleylaw.com/ashton-handley

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts - Loyola University New Orleans, 2003
  • Linguistic Certification in Basic Russian - Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Selected to OBA Leadership Academy, 2016
  • Delegate to OK Bar annual meeting, 2018
  • Delegate to OK Bar annual meeting, 2019
  • Immediate Past President - Canadian County Bar Association, 2016
  • Board Member - Oklahoma Association for Justice Advisory Board, 2021
  • Delegate to OK Bar annual meeting, 2017
  • Board Member - Oklahoma Association for Justice Advisory Board, 2020
  • Member - "ABA, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section - Task Force on Outreach to Law Students ", 2016
  • Board Member - Oklahoma Association for Justice Advisory Board, 2019
  • Board Member - Oklahoma Association for Justice Advisory Board, 2018
  • Board Member - Oklahoma Association for Justice Advisory Board, 2017
  • Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 2021
  • Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 2019
  • Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 2020
  • Member - International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2021
  • Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 2018
  • Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 2016
  • Member - International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2017
  • Member - International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2020
  • Member - International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2019
  • Member - International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2018
  • Member - International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2016
  • Member - Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Member - Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Member - Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Member - Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Member - Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Member - Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2021
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Member Public Justice Foundation, 2019
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Member Public Justice Foundation, 2021
  • Member Public Justice Foundation, 2020
  • Member Oklahoma Association for Justice, 2020
  • Member Public Justice Foundation, 2018
  • Member Public Justice Foundation, 2017
  • Member Oklahoma Association for Justice, 2021
  • Member Oklahoma Association for Justice, 2019
  • Member American Association for Justice, 2021
  • Member Oklahoma Association for Justice, 2018
  • Member Oklahoma Association for Justice, 2017
  • Member Oklahoma Association for Justice, 2016
  • Member American Association for Justice, 2019
  • Member American Association for Justice, 2020
  • Member American Association for Justice, 2018
  • Member American Association for Justice, 2017
  • Member Canadian County Bar Association, 2021
  • Member Canadian County Bar Association, 2017
  • Member Canadian County Bar Association, 2020
  • Member Canadian County Bar Association, 2019
  • Member Canadian County Bar Association, 2018
  • Member Oklahoma Bar Association, 2019
  • Member Canadian County Bar Association, 2016
  • Member Oklahoma Bar Association, 2021
  • Member Oklahoma Bar Association, 2020
  • Member Oklahoma Bar Association, 2016
  • Member Oklahoma Bar Association, 2018
  • Member Oklahoma Bar Association, 2017
  • Member American Bar Association, 2021
  • Member American Bar Association, 2020
  • Member American Bar Association, 2019
  • Member American Bar Association, 2018
  • Member American Bar Association, 2017
  • Member American Bar Association, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presented program at local Elks' Lodge aimed at educating bar/restaurant owners and staff about the liability risks of over-serving patrons, Presenter, The Dangers of Dramshop Liability, Restaurant/Bar, 2019
  • Presenting 1 hour CLE on the Federal and State legal landscape regarding medical/recreational cannabis legalization in 2021, CLE Presenter, Oklahoma Marijuana Business Law 2021 - The Legalization Landscape | Licensing & Regulatory Compliance, National Business Institute, Legal, 2021

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Lead Organizer for Oklahoma Lawyers Fighting Hunger - Canadian County - raised funds from legal sources and donated over 500 turkeys to food insecure members of the local community as part of a statewide Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, 2020
  • Volunteer legal services for local Main Street Program Inc and served on board of directors, 2020
  • Volunteer legal services for local Main Street Program Inc and served on board of directors, 2019
  • Volunteer legal services for local Main Street Program Inc and served on board of directors, 2018
  • Free legal help for patients seeking OMMA medical license information in Canadian County, 2020
  • Pro Bono - Helped indigent client with child support issue in Canadian County. All arrearages waived, 2020
  • Lead Organizer for Oklahoma Lawyers Fighting Hunger - Canadian County - raised funds from legal sources and donated over 500 turkeys to food insecure members of the local community as part of a statewide Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, 2019
  • Lead Organizer for Oklahoma Lawyers Fighting Hunger - Canadian County - raised funds from legal sources and donated over 500 turkeys to food insecure members of the local community as part of a statewide Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, 2018
  • Lead Organizer for Oklahoma Lawyers Fighting Hunger - Canadian County - raised funds from legal sources and donated over 500 turkeys to food insecure members of the local community as part of a statewide Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, 2017
  • Lead Organizer for Oklahoma Lawyers Fighting Hunger - Canadian County - raised funds from legal sources and donated over 500 turkeys to food insecure members of the local community as part of a statewide Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, 2016
  • Lead Organizer for Oklahoma Lawyers Fighting Hunger - Canadian County - raised funds from legal sources and donated over 500 turkeys to food insecure members of the local community as part of a statewide Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certification in Civil Mediation from Early Settlement Mediation, 2020

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Settled divorce involving multi million dollar marital estate, 2020
  • $700,000.00 personal injury settlement, 2021
  • $1,020,000 Jury Verdict in auto/truck collision in Canadian County, 2018, 2018
  • Negotiated plea deal reducing charge from Murder 2 to simple Distribution of CDS. Previous best offer before involvement had been 20 years (10 to do/10 suspended).  Plea deal on the amended charge was to give credit for time served, attend "Bill Johnson" work camp facility and upon completion suspend the balance of any incarceration, 2016
  • $350,000, plus attorneys fees - Jury Verdict in toxic exposure case, Sequoyah County, 2018

Honors/Awards

  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyer - Oklahoma, The National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyer - Oklahoma, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyer - Oklahoma, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer - Oklahoma, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • , "10 Best", American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017
  • , "Top 40 under 40", The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • , "10 Best", American Institute of Legal Counsel- DUI/DWI Division, 2016

Representative Clients

  • Limitless Ventures, LLC, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Rated 10 of 10 by Martindale/Avvo, 2021
  • Rated 10 of 10 by Martindale/Avvo, 2020
  • Rated 10 of 10 by Martindale/Avvo, 2019
  • Rated 10 of 10 by Martindale/Avvo, 2018
  • Rated 10 of 10 by Martindale/Avvo, 2017
  • Selected to Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2016

Industry Groups

  • Medical Marijuana/Cannabis
  • Oil & Gas
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Office Location for Ashton Handley

111 S Rock Island Ave
El Reno, OK 73036

Phone: 405-295-1924

Fax: 405-262-3531

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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