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William D. Ashwell

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  • Business Law, Criminal Law, Family Law ...
  • Virginia
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F. F. November 8, 2023
Expert Legal Services Mr. Ashwell is a most knowledgeable and professional attorney. He is adept and skillful at his trade. He is calm and confident, organized and efficient, thorough and comprehensive in his attention to detail. Most importantly, he is an absolute pleasure with whom to work.
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- United States v. Bosyk, 933 F3d 319 (4th Cir. 2019) cert denied, 140 S. Ct. 1124 (U.S. Feb. 24, 2020)(No. 19-860), 2019.
- Shepherd v. Conde, 797 S.E.2d 750 (Va. 2017)
- Chacey v. Garvey, 781 S.E.2d 357, (Va. 2015)
- Weatherholt v. Commonwealth, 839 S.E.2d 492 (Va. 2020)
- Spell v. Commonwealth, 851 S.E.2d 83 (2020)
- St. John v. Thompson, 854 S.E.2d 648 (2021)


- Land Use and Zoning: Navigate Land Use/Zoning Regulations, Permitting Issues, Disputes and More; National Business Institute, July 20, 2017
- How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out), National Business Institute, October 31, 2017
- Protecting Your Business, Family and Future, Greater Piedmont REALTORS, February 21, 2018
- Local Government Law - Start to Finish; Government Attorney Ethics - Protect Your Client and Yourself, National Business Institute, February 23, 2018
- Road and Easement Law A to Z: Establishing Easements; National Business Institute, April 9, 2018

- Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 - 2022


- Former 7th District Disciplinary Committee Member of the Virginia State Bar
- Fauquier Bar Association

- Fauquier SPCA, Board Member
- Partnership for Warrenton, Past Board Member
- Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member
- Experience Old Town Warrenton, Former Board Member
- Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Board of Directors
- Fauquier Mental Health Association, Governance Committee

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Video Conferencing
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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4th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English
University of Dayton School of Law
J.D. (2012)
Honors: Moot Court team Member 2010-2011
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Hampden-Sydney College
B.A. (2008) | Major: English
Activities: Varsity Lacrosse
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Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
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Websites & Blogs
Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC
Contact & Map
Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC
21 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Telephone: (540) 991-9100
Fax: (571) 762-1310
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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