Ashley Norton is a litigation attorney serving clients throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.

Ashley graduated cum laude from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, where she served as Senior Student Articles Editor for the Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy. Following law school, Ashley was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Richard E. Jordan, Associate Judge in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Legal Studies from SUNY University.


  • Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D., 2013)
  • University at Buffalo – SUNY (B.A., 2009)


  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia


  • Associate Judge Richard E. Jordan, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland

Honors and awards

  • Listed in Super Lawyers Rising Star list (2019-2022)

Professional memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland

Practice Areas


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