Career and Professional Development
Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Extraordinary client service is the defining characteristic of Alison Ashe-Card’s legal career. She currently serves as an Assistant Director in the Office of Career and Professional Development at Wake Forest University School of Law. Prior to joining the staff at the law school, Alison’s practice focused on high profile product liability cases in federal and state courts nation-wide. She also has extensive experience in utilizing technological innovations to formulate efficient and cost-effective approaches to case/matter management in complex litigation and transactional matters. Alison began her career as a staff attorney with The Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, where she practiced for five years before relocating to North Carolina.
Alison devotes time to a number of civic organizations, including the Winston-Salem Foundation Committee, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, Forsyth Medical Center Foundation Women’s Council, Winston-Salem Urban League, Jerry Long YMCA Board of Management, Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Board of Directors, and Wake Forest University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board (IRB). She also serves on the executive committee for the local graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women whose mission is to empower communities through exemplary volunteer service initiatives and progressive programs.
Her devotion to career and community was recognized in 2012, when she was selected as the recipient of the Lifetime Community Service Award from DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar. This award is given annually to one attorney nationally for public service. Alison is the first North Carolina attorney to win this award. She was recognized by the North Carolina Bar Association as a 2012 Citizen-Lawyer Award winner. Alison was also recognized for inclusion in The Triad Business Journal’s Annual Top 40 Leaders Under Forty and was an award recipient of the YMCA Black Achievers in Business and Industry.
Alison received her Juris Doctor degree from American University – Washington College of Law, Washington, DC. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia.