McCartney, Ashley L.
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McCartney, Ashley L.

Ashley McCartney

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Modifications
  • Estate Planning


Prior to forming The Law Office of Ashley McCartney, LLC, Ms. McCartney was a founding partner of McCartney & Kan, LLC where she focused her practice primarily on family law and civil litigation. Ms. McCartney also served as staff attorney to The Honorable Michael E. Hancock in Dekalb County Superior Court where she gained valuable experience in family law, civil and criminal litigation. Her experience as staff attorney gave her priceless insight to the judicial decision making process, which she now uses to prepare her clients for their day in court. She has also worked for several law firms focusing on family law, small business solutions, real estate transactions and civil litigation. Ms. McCartney currently focuses her law practice on all aspects of family law including divorce, adoption, child custody, child support, post-divorce issues, contempt, modification, same sex issues and military divorce. She also zealously defends clients in criminal matters and helps families put together estate plans to ensure their families' security.


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2006

Classes & Seminars

  • Small Firm Practice, Georgia State University, COL, 2010 to 2011

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, 2012 to Present

Professional Associations

  • South East Atlanta Business Association, Chair, 2010 to 2015
  • Cabbagetown Initiative, CDC, Chair, Vice Chair, Board Member, 2010 to Present
  • Cabbagetown Neighborhood Improvement Association, President, Board Member, 2010 to 2016
  • Dekalb Bar Association
  • Leadership Academy of Young Lawyers, Graduate, 2013

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Founding Partner of Ashley McCartney, LLC, 2011

Past Positions

  • Dekalb County Superior Court, Staff Attorney to Judge Michael E. Hancock, 2006 to 2009
  • McCartney & Kan, LLC, Founding Partner, 2009 to 2011