ASHLEI GRADNEY, 2018 JLTLA PRESIDENT
325 N. Saint Paul Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Ashlei Dior Gradney is a native of Beaumont, Texas and 2013 graduate of Southern University Law Center. In addition to her law degree, Ashlei earned both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Lamar University. Ashlei became a member of the Texas State Bar in November 2013 and moved shortly thereafter to Dallas, Texas where she litigates in both state and federal courts. Ashlei’s litigation experience encompasses many fields, including family law, and complex civil and commercial litigation. Since practicing, Ashlei has gained experience in highly contested and litigious cases requiring her to rise to an impressive level of advocacy. She has also represented several high-profile clients and celebrities such as Steve Harvey and Michael Baisden. Her dedication to the legal industry and her community is the driving force behind her success. Ashlei is constantly sharpening her skills by attending conferences and surrounding herself with mentors. These experiences help Ashlei be a zealous advocate for her clients and a rising star within the legal community. Ashlei is thrilled to be serving as the 2018 President of the prestigious J.L. Turner Legal Association. In addition to her service on the J.L. Turner Board, Ashlei also serves on the board of the Dallas Bar Association and is a member of the National Bar Association, Dallas Women’s Lawyer’s Association, American Bar Association, State Bar College, Texas Center for Legal Ethics, and American Association of Justice. Leadership through service is what Ashlei aspires to accomplish, not only during her term as President, but also through her personal life and professional career.