ASHLEY L. FALLS
Ashley Falls is a Partner with Falls Legal and her practice focuses exclusively on representation of employees in all areas of employment law with an emphasis on class and collective action wage and hour lawsuits brought under the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mrs. Falls has helped workers recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages through class and collective actions filed in the federal courts.
Mrs. Falls also represents individual employees in harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases. Many cases she has handled focus on issues generally specific to women’s rights including pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination. She has been instrumental in helping obtain numerous published decisions denying employer motions to dismiss and for summary judgment. Whenever she accepts a new case, Mrs. Falls prepares the case with significant care and with an eye to defending against summary judgment and proceeding to trial. She was a member of the Falls Legal trial team responsible for obtaining a federal jury verdict in the amount of $650,000.00 for an employee of one of South Carolina’s largest hospitals in a race/national origin retaliation case.
As an employment attorney, Mrs. Falls serves on the Amicus Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”) where she contributes her legal writing skills by helping draft amicus briefs on behalf of employees in some of the highest profile employment cases pending around the country. She has also published articles in the employment law field in state and regional employment law journals and newsletters.
Prior to joining Falls Legal, Mrs. Falls worked for six years as an attorney for the federal government where she was responsible for drafting more than 1,500 judicial opinions on behalf of federal Administrative Law Judges. She interned for the South Carolina United States District Court and earned the CALI Award in Advanced Legal Writing during law school. She was also selected as a 2017 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor given to no more than 2.5% of those lawyers in South Carolina 40 or younger.
Mrs. Falls is licensed to practice in South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Labor & Employment Law Division, the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”), and the Charleston County Bar Association.
When she is not practicing law, Ashley enjoys traveling, horse-back riding, gardening, and playing with her yellow lab, Jackson.
Irvine v. Destination Wild Dunes Mgmt. – representation of 83 tipped employees in wage and hour class action lawsuit
Corominas v. ACI Group d/b/a Buffalo Wild Wings – representation of 181 tipped employees in wage and hour class action lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant franchisee
Johnson v. DLH Holdings Corp. – representation of female employee in sexual harassment claim against supervisor
Snipes v. Comcast – representation of employee in FMLA retaliation/interference claim for brain tumor
Hakanson v. Benrus – representation of employee in wage and hour lawsuit for unpaid wages
College of Charleston, B.A., 2003
College of Charleston, M.P.A, 2005
Charleston School of Law, J.D., 2008
HONORS & AWARDS
- 2017 Rising Star, Super Lawyers
- Merit Scholarship – Charleston School of Law
- Dean’s List- Charleston School of Law
- Golden Key Society (top 15%) – College of Charleston
- Pi Sigma Alpha – Political Science Honor Society
- CALI Award (highest GPA) – Advanced Legal Writing
- Amicus Committee – NELA
- South Carolina
- U.S. District Court – District of South Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- S.C. Bar, Labor & Employment Law Division
- Charleston County Bar Association