Professionals

Education

Stetson University College of Law,

J.D., 2015,

The FL Bar Labor & Employment Law Section Dean W. Gary Vause Scholarship; Alternative Dispute Resolution Team; Labor and Employment Law Association President

Amnesty International Vice President

Student Bar Association Class Representative

Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Association Treasurer

Arizona State University

Barrett the Honors College at Arizona State, B.S. Justice Studies; B.S. Sociology, magna cum laude, 2012

Bar and Court Admissions

Arizona, 2017

Florida, 2016

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Ashley Petefish

Associate Attorney

Professional Bio

Ashley is an attorney in the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Milligan Lawless, P.C. Her practice includes the representation of businesses and individuals in a broad range of employment and health care matters.

Experience

  • ¬†Representing employers in matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and various state wage statutes;
  • Providing guidance to employers on human resource issues, including employee handbooks, arbitration agreements, electronic signature compliance, and leave policies;
  • Working in-house with both the legal department and with the human resources department for a national company to provide day-to-day employment advice and guidance;
  • ¬†Successfully representing clients before the EEOC and multiple state human rights agencies in multiple charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;
  • ¬†Representing businesses in Title III ADA cases; and
  • Employment law litigation including cases involving non-competition agreements.

Prior to joining Milligan Lawless, Ashley Petefish practiced at a national labor and employment law firm, and she handled matters ranging from class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act to those involving claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including defending public employers in claims under Title II of the ADA.

Professional Leadership

  • State Bar of Florida
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

Clerkship/Externships

  • Judicial Intern for the Hon. Mary S. Scriven, United States District Court, 2014
  • Appellate Intern for the Hon. Amy M. Williams, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Florida, 2013