Ashley Turner represents school districts and county offices of education in education law, with a concentration in special education and student issues. She provides interpretation and assessment of issues arising under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Turner represents school districts at IEP team meetings, resolution sessions, mediations, and due process hearings. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Turner clerked for the Honorable John A. Houston with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California where she handled a variety of criminal and civil matters including motions for summary judgment, administrative appeals, motions in limine, and writs of habeas corpus.

While in law school, she was an associate writer/editor of the California Western Law Review and International Law Journal and the president of Black Law Student Association. She was recognized with Academic Achievement Awards (highest grade in class) in Legal Skills II, Contracts II, and Public Interest Law, and was a recipient of both the Dean's Diversity Scholarship and the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association’s Judicial Scholarship. Additionally, Ms. Turner interned with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP), Education Law Project, Focusing on assisting foster and homeless youth.

Practice Areas

News & Publications


Ms. Turner is a contributor to the firm’s education publications and blog.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

Ms. Turner has sat on boards of numerous organizations and has been a member of several associations. Ms. Turner is involved in the following organizations:

  • Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, Treasurer
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • California Western Pro Bono Honors Society, Member


J.D., California Western School of Law
B.A., University of California, Irvine


  • Hon. John A. Houston, US District Court (2014 and 2015)


  • 2014, California
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