Ashleigh Wilson, an associate at Bowman and Brooke, has been named to Columbia Business Monthly
magazine’s 50 Most Influential People list for 2018. Every year the publication honors the 50 Most Influential individuals based on their impact in business, government, education, legal, economic development and non-profit sectors. Honorees are chosen based on a nomination process and by interviews with key players in these sectors. “The contributions of these individuals are important in the shaping of our community landscape now and the future” said Emily Stevenson, Associate Editor, Greenville Business Magazine. This is the second year in a row that Ashleigh has received this prominent recognition
. A reception honoring these individuals will be held in early 2019.
Based in Columbia, South Carolina Ashleigh focuses her law practice on defending automotive manufacturers in product liability and warranty litigation nationwide. Her extensive courtroom experience, having previously worked at the Attorney's General's office, includes oral argument and mock trial roles, assuring clients she is an invaluable asset to any case team she is a member of.
Outside of the courtroom, Ashleigh is highly involved in her community. She was appointed by the governor to the South Carolina Ethics Commission and serves as the Secretary-Treasurer to the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division. Additionally, Ashleigh is fiercely passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. After several years on the Board of the South Carolina Special Olympics, Ashleigh assumed the role of vice-chair of the Board of Directors in 2017. She continues her involvement with the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division and in 2017 was named president-elect of the Division. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Columbia Chamber, serving as chair of the Governance Committee.
Ashleigh earned her law degree from Wake Forest University in 2011, and received her undergraduate degree in 2008 from Wofford College.