Ashley Atwell-Soler

Ashley Atwell-Soler

Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Phone:
816-283-8738
Fax:
816-283-8739
Email:
 

My practice is focused on representing individuals in Employment Discrimination and Personal Injury matters.  Following law school, I spent several years working at a large civil defense firm where I represented corporate clients.  I put the knowledge and expertise I gained working on ‘the other side' to use in order to better advocate for my clients, and find great satisfaction in helping each of my clients to achieve a fair outcome to their case.  I have experience at all phases of litigation, including first and second chair trial experience, and I enjoy working with clients of all backgrounds.   As a fluent Spanish-speaker, I am uniquely suited to represent Spanish speaking clients.  I also frequently co-counsel with other law firms on personal injury, products liability, or employment discrimination matters involving Spanish-speaking clients or witnesses. 

I also serve as appointed counsel under the Criminal Justice Act for clients facing federal criminal charges in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. 

Before entering private practice, I served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dean Whipple of the Western District of Missouri, where I assisted Judge Whipple at every phase of both civil and criminal litigation.  Before law school, I worked in Washington, D.C. as Press Secretary for United States Congressman Silvestre Reyes and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. 

I am a certified Spanish- language Court Interpreter and have lived and travelled throughout Latin America and Spain. 

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Personal Injury
  • Bullying and Harassment

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2008
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
    • M.A., Master of Arts - 2005
    • Major: History
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Latin American Studies and Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association, 2010 Co-Chair, Missouri Bar Leadership Academy
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Alumni Association, Board member and current Vice-President of the Board
  • National Employment Lawyers Association- Kansas City Chapter, 2017 Treasurer
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese