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Ashley L. Felton

Senior Counsel


Ashley focuses on labor and employment law, representing clients across a broad range of industries. She provides management strategic client-focused guidance in a range of issues including navigating discrimination and harassment allegations, negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements, drafting employment handbooks, employment policies and procedures, and employment-related audits.

Before joining Michael Best, Ashley was a partner and co-founder at Felton Banks, a Raleigh firm, where she practiced employment law as well as corporate and construction law. Earlier in her career, she was an Associate with a full-service Raleigh firm that served clients in the construction industry.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Rising Star, North Carolina, Super Lawyers, 2019, 2020
  • Legal Elite, Employment Law, US Business News, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Advocacy Coordinator, AUVSI-NC (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International)
  • Chairwoman, North Carolina Bar Association, Small Firm & Technology Section
  • Founder, Meetup: Droning on about Drones in RTP
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, East Carolina University, Construction Management Advisory Board
  • Member, Raleigh-Wake Society of Human Resource Management



Community Involvement

  • Board Member, SHIFT NC
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