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Attorney in Smithfield, NC

Emery D. Ashley is the 3rd of four generations of lawyers. In 1989, upon graduation from Campbell University School of Law, Emery joined his father, Wallace Ashley, Jr.,(now retired) in the practice of law in Smithfield, Johnson County, North Carolina. Wallace Ashley, Jr. opened his law practice in Smithfield in 1958. The Ashleys have served the people of Johnston County for more than 58 years.

Education:

Campbell University of Law
Doctor of Law (J.D.)
1989

Campbell University
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a major in Trust Management
1984

Emery D. Ashley Concentrates on:

  • Estate Planning
  • Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Business Law & Planning
  • Basic Civil Matters
  • Wills
  • Guardianship

Community Involvement

Ashley graduated from Smithfield-Selma Senior High School (SSS) in 1979 so his roots in the area run deep. He married his high school sweetheart, Kimberly Clifton Ashley, in 1984 and they have four children: Emery Denny Ashley, Jr. (28), Sarah Clifton Ashley (26), William Lenoir Ashley (24) and John Brinson Ashley (18). Born and raised in Smithfield, Ashley is dedicated to supporting the local community through providing the best legal service and supporting local organizations.
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Smithfield Town Council
Elected Member Since 2011

North Carolina Bar Association
Real Property Section; Business Law Section; Estate Planning Section; Elder Law Section

National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Johnston County Community Foundation Board