IMG_6433 (2).JPG


Federal and State Criminal Defense

Attorney Ashley Marie Petrey specializes in federal and state criminal defense throughout Colorado's western slope and beyond.  Ashley is an experienced criminal defense lawyer and has handled thousands of cases throughout the thousands of hours she's spent in the courthouses of Chicago, Miami, and the state of Colorado. 

Upholding her clients' Constitutional rights under the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments embodies the core of Ashley's practice as a criminal defense lawyer and she will work tirelessly to ensure those rights are protected throughout the pendency of your case.  

Ashley believes in a holistic approach to the practice of law and works under the tenets of her personal hero, Abraham Lincoln, who famously reminded us long ago - "[w]hatever you are, be a good one."

Ashley doesn't cherry-pick her cases so she can put a meaningless win/loss record on her website, she instead takes all types of cases covering a variety of controversial subjects and creates effective, individualized litigation strategies in order to reach the best outcome possible for each.

Ashley is admitted to practice law in all Colorado State and Federal District Courts and all Florida State Courts.  She also holds contracts with both the Colorado Office of Alternate Defense Counsel (adult and juvenile) and the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Ashley holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Sciences and interned for a suburban Chicago police department as a part of her undergraduate studies.  During her police internship, she worked on sex and drug cases, DUI patrol, and undercover stings. 

Ashley was also the president of the Chicago John Marshall Law School's (now the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Law) Criminal Law Society and spent most of her daytime, holiday, and summer hours during her second and third years of law school as a standout intern in the Cook County Public Defender's Murder Task Force division.  Ashley tried several serious felony and murder cases during her tenure as a student practitioner with Cook County and was recognized for her work by being awarded the Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship (the only scholarship available for law students at the Cook County Public Defender's office) in June of 2011.

In December of 2011, five months before graduating law school, Ashley was offered a position as an Assistant Public Defender in the nationally recognized Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office in Miami, Florida and worked in their misdemeanor, juvenile, DUI, and felony trial divisions before relocating to Colorado in 2016, where she has lived and practiced ever since.  She still holds an active Florida law license.

Ashley left music school at the age of 20 to pursue a career in criminal law but still performs regularly and has appeared on stages across the world.  In her spare time, you can find Ashley running marathons, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors with her family.