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Ashley Barnes



Ashley Barnes is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice area and works on a wide range of matters, including business, construction, and employment-related disputes. At her prior firms, Ashley gained significant experience in construction litigation and counseling and represented owners, developers, construction managers and contractors throughout all phases of construction – from contract negotiation through and beyond completion. She has experience drafting and negotiating a wide array of construction agreements, as well as advising and representing clients in connection with disputes and claims through litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Ashley also represented design professionals, including architects and engineers, in connection with construction defect disputes and in defense of professional liability claims.

Before Bowditch

Before joining Bowditch, Ashley was an associate at Am Law 100 firms in Boston and New York City and focused on construction law. She also worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department’s Commercial & Real Estate Litigation division where she defended the City of New York and its agencies in complex construction litigation involving contractual disputes.

Besides work

Ashley enjoys cooking and baking, especially around the holidays and for other special occasions. She also enjoys learning about other cultures while traveling internationally, particularly by taking cooking classes during trips abroad.


  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association


  • Boston’s Future Leaders Program, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (2024)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School
  • B.S., Boston University
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