Elise A. Ashley, Associate


Elise Ashley focuses her practice in commercial and civil litigation matters. She has experience with general liability coverage disputes, arbitration matters, and tenancy issues.

Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Elise served as a student associate in the University of Wisconsin’s Eviction Defense Clinic. In this role, Elise conducted extensive legal research, drafted briefs, and communicated with clients. In addition, Elise was a recipient of the Quarles and Brady Fellowship and worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2021.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2022)
    • Wisconsin Law Review, Senior Articles Editor and Diversity Committee Member
    • Wisconsin Moot Court Board, Member
    • Black Law Students Association, Co-Executive Director
    • Gwynette E. Smalley Law Review Prize (2022)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.A., 2019)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division, member
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