Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
Ashley R. Lynam is currently a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department and Chair of the firm’s Sexual Misconduct Liability and Title IX/Institutional Response Practice Groups.
Ashley is a 2011 graduate of Villanova University School of Law where she was an executive member of the Moot Court Board and member of the Trial Advocacy Club. While in law school, she clerked for the Honorable Rayford Allen Means of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and was a certified legal intern for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.
After law school, Ashley worked at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, primarily in the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Unit where she prosecuted felony-level rape, domestic violence, and child physical and sexual abuse cases. She specialized in the prosecution of human trafficking cases, conducting proactive investigations into the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children while collaborating with local, state and federal agencies and coalitions. She received a certification in human trafficking training and was the keynote speaker at several events, including the Philadelphia Safety Summit for Women and Children and the Federal Women’s Program hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Ashley was assigned to the Major Trials Unit, where she was responsible for prosecuting non-fatal shootings, gun-point robberies, and attempted murder cases. She has also handled investigations and prosecutions arising out of the Philadelphia Indicting Grand Jury with a focus on cases involving victim or witness intimidation.
In addition to proudly serving on the executive board of the CSE Institute, she is also a board member of Villanova Law’s Alumni Association and advisory board member of the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia. A Philadelphia native and die-hard Villanova basketball fan, Ashley currently lives in Wayne with her husband, Shane, her daughters, Lillian and Violet, and their dog, Dominic.