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Elaine Hedrick Ashley

Greensboro / Triad Family Law Specialist, Family Financial Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Lawyer

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Elaine Ashley is a North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Family Law, is a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Certified Family Financial Mediator, and is a trained Collaborative Divorce Professional. Elaine focuses her practice exclusively on helping families, whether through the turmoil of divorce, or providing comfort and security for the future through Estate Planning.

Elaine is a 1976 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University in 1977 where she graduated summa cum laude. Elaine earned her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University in 1998. While obtaining her law degree, she served as an assistant associate editor of the North Carolina Central Law Journal, was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, and first place holder of its Willie Gary Trial Competition.

Elaine is a member of the North Carolina Bar, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the 18th Judicial District Bar, the Greensboro Bar Association, the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, the Guilford County Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, the Guilford American Inn of Court, and the Triad Collaborative Law Group. Elaine has held leadership roles in both the Guilford Bar Association Family Law Section and the Guilford Chapter of the Association of Women Attorneys, and served as a preceptor with the Elon University School of Law for several years beginning with the arrival of the inaugural class in the fall of 2005. Along with her partner, Michele Smith, Elaine has participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer annually since 2008, a two day, 39 mile charitable event, in Charlotte, New York City, Santa Barbara, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

Elaine Hendick Ashley Greensboro Family Law & Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, Mediation / Dispute Resolution, Family Appeals, and Wills, Estates & Trusts Attorney


North Carolina Central University

  • Juris Doctor, 1998
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • North Carolina Central Law Journal
  • North Carolina Central Trial Advocacy Team

Southern Methodist University

  • Master of Music, 1977
  • summa cum laude

University of North Carolina

  • Bachelor of Music, 1976

Community Engagement:

  • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
    • Charlotte, 2009, 2010 and 2012
    • New York City, 2011
    • Santa Barbara, 2013
    • Chicago, 2014
    • Boston, 2015
    • Washington, DC, 2016
    • San Francisco, 2017


  • North Carolina 1998
  • Courts

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • NC Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • NC Association of Women Attorneys
  • Guilford County Chapter of the NC Association of Women Attorneys
  • Guilford Inn of Court
  • Triad Collaborative Law Group