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Federal and State Criminal Defense

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

Ashley is admitted to practice law in all Colorado State and Federal District Courts and all Florida State Courts.  She also holds an active CJA panel attorney contract and has handled some of the region's most difficult and serious federal criminal cases in recent years.


Ashley believes in a holistic approach to the practice of law and doesn't cherry-pick her cases so she can put a meaningless win/loss record on her website.  Instead, Ashley opts to take a variety of cases covering different, novel, and sometimes controversial fact patterns, creating effective, individualized litigation strategies in order to reach the best possible outcome for each.  Ashley doesn't buy fake awards or plaques from for-profit companies to lure in her potential clients with flash or pizzazz and will always be straightforward and honest with you at all stages of her representation, including pre-representation consultations, which are always free of charge.

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, giving her unique insight into the inner workings of law enforcement from a very young age.


Ashley was also the president of the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Law Criminal Law Society, and during her second and third years, spent most of her daytime, holiday, and summer hours working at the Cook County Public Defender's Murder Task Force, where she tried several serious felony and murder cases before graduation.  Ashley was recognized for her work with the receipt of the CCPD's Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship in 2011.


In December of 2011, five months before graduating law school, Ashley accepted a coveted position as an Assistant Public Defender 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 law but still performs regularly and has appeared on stages across the world.  In her spare time, you can find Ashley playing her saxophone, practicing hot yoga, and spending time outdoors with her family.

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