"When you find your voice, you find your purpose. I found my purpose in helping others use their voice to create their legacy."
-Ashley V. Gantt
Ashley V. Gantt, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of Gantt Legacy Law, P.A. Ashley’s interest in law began at a young age though it became a reality after teaching for six years. She is a graduate of the University of Florida in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Ashley was a 2007 Teach for America Mississippi Delta Corps (TFA) member where she dedicated two years to national community service in furtherance of closing the achievement gap. After fulfilling her two years in TFA, Ashley returned home to teach in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, serving as a middle and high school teacher for six years before beginning law school during her seventh year of teaching.
In 2016, Ashley graduated from NSU Shepard Broad College of Law. While in law school, she served as the Secretary and President of the NSU chapter of the Black Law Students Association. Ashley competed in the National Black Law Students Association Southern Region Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition and the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition.
Upon being admitted to the Florida Bar, Ashley became a Broward County Assistant Public Defender in 2016, where she advocated for the citizens of Broward County for over two years. She received recognition for her trial skills by earning a “Hat Trick” Award from the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys for two consecutive years for attaining not guilty verdicts in at least three successive trials. Ashley has tried cases from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies.
Ashley continues to be active in her community by serving on the executive board of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association as corresponding secretary, recording secretary, President-Elect and is now the President for the 2020-2021 year. Additionally, Ashley serves as a Board member for the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association and was a Fellow of the Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy for Class VII. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the University of Florida Association of Black Alumni South Florida chapter.