Cedric Ashley, Esq., M.Div.
Founding Principal, LifeCycleLegal LLC and Managing Attorney, Ashley Law Firm and Chair, Diversity Committee, Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division, American Bar Association (Princeton, New Jersey)
Cedric Ashley is a solo attorney practicing as Ashley Law Firm in Princeton, New Jersey. Cedric’s practice areas consist of civil litigation, mediation, criminal defense, and non-profit governance law. Cedric is also the Founding Principal of LifeCycleLegal LLC, a professional services company whose mission is the development of balanced, engaged, and effective legal industry professionals. Cedric is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner and received his MBTI training and certification from the Center For Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT). Additionally, he has received training from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the Institute for Social & Emotional Intelligence (ISEI).
Cedric holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Rutgers University and a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University Theological School. Upon graduation from law school, Cedric received the Myron S. Harkavy Memorial Prize awarded to the graduating student who shows the most promise as a trial lawyer. After graduating from law school, Cedric served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where his responsibilities encompassed all phases of criminal litigation, including grand jury presentations, trials, and appellate brief writing. After leaving the Manhattan D.A.’s Office, Cedric became associated with the law firm of Pitney Hardin Kipp & Szuch LLP (now Day Pitney LLP). As a litigation associate his practice areas encompassed corporate and complex commercial litigation, healthcare fraud, internal investigations, corporate grand jury investigations, and white-collar criminal defense.
Thereafter, Cedric served as Director of Academic Development at Rutgers Law School-Newark, were he was responsible for the overall development, management, and evaluation of the academic development program; managing the minority student summer internship program involving more than twenty participating employers; recruiting prospective employers and screening and placing students with participating employers; teaching and managing the judicial externship program; developing seminars focusing on skills development in the practice of law, and providing academic and career counseling to students.
Cedric holds membership in the American Bar Association (GPSolo Division, Diversity Committee Chair 2015-2016, Diversity Fellow 2014-2015), New Jersey State Bar Association (Chair, Minorities in the Profession Section, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, Member, Nominations Committee 2015-2016), Garden State Bar Association, the Association For Psychological Type International, and the International Coach Federation. Cedric enjoys making culinary creations as home chef to his lovely wife and family, and seeks adventure by zip lining in places such as the rainforests of Puerto Rico and Costa Rica, and jet skiing in the Caribbean. He serves his community as a Level One State Certified Firefighter with his township’s volunteer fire company.