Ashley D. Kearney


Ashley defends public and private employers in litigation of claims for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, whistleblowing, and wage and hour violations.

While in law school, Ashley served as a legal intern at the Department of Homeland Security, the San Diego Legal Aid Society, and Casa Cornelia Law Center. Ashley also worked as a Summer Associate at PPSC and was a member of the San Diego Law Review. Before law school, Ashley spent three years working as a corporate immigration paralegal.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2020, magna cum laude
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 2012, Global Studies

Professional Experience

  • Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP, Associate, April 2021 – present; Law Clerk, Fall 2019
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center, Legal Intern, Fall 2019
  • San Diego Legal Aid Society, Legal Intern, Fall 2018
  • Department of Homeland Security, Legal Intern, Summer 2018

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Board of Leaders, Partners in College Success (PiCS)