Ashley E. Shapiro


Ashley Shapiro


Ashley Shapiro concentrates her litigation practice on the areas of white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations and corporate compliance matters. She has successfully represented clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania state and federal criminal proceedings; including the representation of  a variety of clients in connection with grand jury subpoenas and regulatory matters. 

Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Ashley was an associate at a Philadelphia-area firm where she successfully defended cases that involved various types of criminal offenses, including bankruptcy fraud, fraudulent appraisals, tax crimes, structuring, embezzlement, theft, weapons offenses, drug crimes, robbery, burglary and assaults. She has extensive experience in handling bail motions, plea negotiations, sentencing hearings, suppression motions, and trials. She has also assisted with numerous forfeiture matters related to large criminal cases. Ashley has effectively defended Driving Under the Influence matters, possession of controlled substances, theft, and other misdemeanor charges in the Philadelphia Municipal Court system. Similarly, in the many NJ Municipal Courts, Ashley has represented defendants in DWI matters, shoplifting cases, drug crimes, and other disorderly persons offenses. In addition, she has significant legal research and writing experience, having handled complex legal arguments at the trial court level and on appeal to courts such as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Representative Matters

  • obtained an official pardon from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for a client who was arrested in 2013 and convicted of unlawful possession of a handgun. The client, a Pennsylvania business owner who had no prior criminal record, had been target shooting and inadvertently left his hunting rifles in his vehicle when driving in New Jersey. Ashley filed a Petition for Executive Clemency on the client’s behalf, and, following numerous phone calls, emails and in-person interviews, Gov. Christie granted the pardon, which is one of only 27 granted in his eight years in office

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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • LL.M. Trial Advocacy, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • J.D., cum laude, Florida A & M University College of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Central Florida

  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Women’s PACDL White Collar Defense Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association


  • New Jersey Super Lawyer, Rising Star – Criminal Defense
  • The Legal Intelligencer, Lawyers on the Fast Track
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