Ashley is a Spanish-speaking attorney who focuses on employment- and family-based immigration matters.

Ashley works with multi-national corporations, small businesses, investors, health care facilities, physicians, and individuals to understand and meet their global mobility goals. She has extensive experience preparing petitions based on extraordinary ability, outstanding research, national interest, specialty occupations, intracompany transfers, foreign investment. She has successfully secured temporary status, lawful permanent residence, and citizenship for clients and provided guidance to employers on I‑9 preparation and immigration compliance. Ashley has assisted clients in a wide variety of industries including health care, medical device manufacturing, biomedical research, materials science, nanotechnology, green energy, software development, music, art, and film. Ashley also assists individuals and families with waivers of inadmissibility, family unification, and deferred action.



  • Obtained intra-company transfer visas for managers and specialized knowledge employees for multi-national organizations.
  • Secured permanent resident status for outstanding chemical and biological engineering researcher.
  • Secured permanent resident status for an installation artist of extraordinary ability.
  • Obtained temporary O‑1 and P‑1 visas for foreign musicians touring the United States.
  • Guided companies through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audit.

Pro Bono Representation

  • Volunteer Pro Bono Attorney, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
  • Volunteer Pro Bono Attorney, Advocates for Human Rights



  • Marquette University Law School, Law 2011, cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A. 2008, Honors


  • Minnesota, 2011
  • Wisconsin, 2011



  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012-2015
  • Law Student of the Year, State Bar of Wisconsin Public Interest Law, 2010

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, Member 2011-present; Liaison, New Members Division, 2012-2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • International Medical Graduate Taskforce, Member
  • The Sanneh Foundation, Advisory Board

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Speaker, “Working With Foreign Nationals: Employment Sponsorship, Immigration Compliance and Community Integration,” Fredrikson & Byron Immigration Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, September 22, 2016

Presenter, “Navigating the Immigration Landscape: A Guide for Employers,” Fredrikson & Byron Immigration Seminar, May 5, 2015

“L-1 Employers Subject to Unannounced Site Visits,” AILA New Members Division E-News, Vol. 6, Issue 2, April 2014

Presenter, Employment-Based Immigration, The Immigration Law Society at St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis MN, November 6, 2013

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: A Story of Cautious Optimism,” Hearsay, Minnesota State Bar Association, Vol. XV, Issue 2, Fall 2012

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