Ashley L. Hawley

Attorney

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Ashley L. Hawley

Attorney

Banner photo of Ashley L. Hawley

Ashley L. Hawley

Attorney

500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050
Phone: 715.845.4336
Toll Free: 800.477.8050
Fax: 715.845.2718

Services

Focus Teams

Professional Recognition:

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017)

Ashley’s practice philosophy is to do everything she can for her clients.  She recognizes that planning for a client’s legacy can be an extremely sensitive life event and approaches the task with empathy.

At Ruder Ware, Ashley works closely with individuals and families to design plans customized to their life situation, their goals, and their values.  This sometimes includes drafting wills, trusts and other planning documents as well as formation of entities for estate planning and business purposes, asset protection, gifting and transfers of assets.

Originally from Marathon, Wisconsin, Ashley was inspired to become an attorney, after her personal hero, her dad, was involved in a life changing car accident.  Watching the process of justice unfold, Ashley was inspired to make a difference in people’s lives by becoming an attorney.  Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.  As a family they like to camp, boat, and swim.  Family memories are precious motivating Ashley to scrapbook in her spare time.

Insights

Articles

  • Featured in  Wisconsin Law Journal’s “Asked & Answered” – May 24, 2017
  • Taking a Step Forward or Backward? The 2009 Revisions to the FMLA Regulations, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society – June 16, 2010

Presentations

  • Tax & Estate Planning Update, Ruder Ware Seminar – 4/26/18
  • Succession Planning and Estate Planning, CVTC Farm Business & Production Management – 2/5/18 and 2/7/18
  • Available Creditor Protection for Married Couples, 38th Annual Estate Planning Update, State Bar of Wisconsin – 11/10/17
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute – 9/15/15

Civic Activities

  • Aspirus VNA Extended Care, Inc. – Board Member (2017 – present)
  • Aspirus VNA Home Health – Board Member (2017 – present)
  • Marathon County Library Foundation Board – Secretary (2012 – 2017)
  • Wausau Noon Optimist Club – Member (2015 – present)
  • Women United Leadership Council – Member Relations Committee (2019 – present)
  • YWCA – Board Member (2013 – 2016)

Professional Activities

Marathon County Estate Planners Forum

500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050
Phone: 715.845.4336
Toll Free: 800.477.8050
Fax: 715.845.2718

Services

Focus Teams

Professional Recognition:

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017)

Education

  • B.A. (Comprehensive Honors; distinction), University of Wisconsin – Madison (2007)
  • J.D. (cum laude), University of Wisconsin School of Law (2010)

Admissions

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Ho-Chunk Tribal Court
  • Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court