William D. Ashwell

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Warrenton, Virginia

Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC
William D. Ashwell
Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Land Use & Zoning, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2012

Education: University of Dayton School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC

21 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186 Visit website


William D. Ashwell is an attorney with Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, law firm in Warrenton, Virginia. A top-rated lawyer, Mr. Ashwell has more than eight years of total legal experience, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Northern Virginia who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Real estate law
  • Land use and zoning
  • Criminal law
  • Assault & Battery
  • Protective Orders
  • Family law and divorce
  • Wills and trusts
  • Appellate advocacy

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Ashwell has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of his clients while helping them achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek for their serious legal challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent peer rankings as among the top 5% of attorneys in his region, and he has received a 10 out of 10 client rating on Avvo along with the site's Clients' Choice Award.

A leader in his field, Mr. Ashwell has served as adjunct professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, and he has published articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of topics related to land use and zoning, real estate law, legal ethics and other subjects. He also serves on the board of directors of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, the Fauquier County SPCA and Experience Old Town Warrenton.

Mr. Ashwell is also an active member of the Fauquier County Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar, among his other professional affiliations. A 2008 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law, and he received a CALI Award for his outstanding achievements with the externship program.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Land Use/Zoning, Appellate, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Appeals, Criminal Law - Federal, White Collar Crime

  • 40% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Land Use/Zoning
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2012, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.ashwell.law/attorney/ashwell-william-d/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • With all of the changes surrounding social media and email, it's critical to get up to speed on the latest rules, procedures and case law. This cutting-edge legal guide will walk you through state processes, procedures and the latest case law while equipping you with handy how-to's and real world examples along the way. Expert attorney faculty, who know the ins and outs of these ground breaking new forms of evidence, will provide practical tech advice you can actually understand and start using right away. From email to Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, to YouTube, Pinterest and video surveillance, this comprehensive ESI guide will give you invaluable insight into proven ways for preserving, producing, admitting and blocking ESI, Speaker, Real-World Examples, Handy How-to's and Sample Screen Shots: How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out), National Business Institute, 2017
  • This insightful guide will walk you through the relevant local laws impacting land use and zoning so you can anticipate potential legal issues. Then you will learn how to smoothly navigate the land use approval and permitting process and discover how to effectively challenge an adverse permitting decision, Speaker, Land Use and Zoning: Navigate Land Use/Zoning Regulations, Permitting Issues, Disputes and More, National Business Institute, 2017

Office location for William D. Ashwell

21 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186

Phone: 540-643-9475


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

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