Houston Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorney
Ashley Johnston Scott is a native of Louisiana and was born and raised in Baton Rouge. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Louisiana State University in August 2005. While attending LSU, Mrs. Scott worked for various law firms. During this time, she gained valuable experience in the area of foreclosure and collections law. Upon graduating in 2005, Mrs. Scott accepted a full-time position with Trevathan Law Firm where she primarily focused in the areas of foreclosure and collections law.
In 2007, Mrs. Scott moved to Houston, Texas, to begin law school at South Texas College of Law. While at STCL, she was a member of the prestigious Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Family and Probate Law Society, Real Estate Law Society and Walker Inns of Courts. She received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Texas Criminal Procedure. During her 2010 semester at STCL, Mrs. Scott served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Judy Warne of the 257th Family Court in Houston, Texas. There she was able to assist in file preparation for uncontested cases, as well as observe multiple hearings and trials. Also during the 2010 semester, Mrs. Scott interned with Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse in Houston, Texas. More specifically, Mrs. Scott was involved in cases related to Protective Orders, Divorces, Modifications and Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship. Mrs. Scott graduated from South Texas College of Law in the top fourth of her class and on the Dean’s List in May of 2010.
In August 2010, Mrs. Scott accepted an associate position with the firm of Prieto & Jamae, PLLC, in Houston, Texas. There, Mrs. Scott worked primarily in the area of family law, occasionally assisting in cases concerning probate law and immigration law. Mrs. Scott worked on various issues of family law, including but not limited to child support issues with the Attorney General’s Office in the Child Support Courts, termination of parental rights in the Juvenile Courts, and habeas corpus in the Family Courts. Briefly in 2012, Mrs. Scott worked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the area of Family Law.
In 2012, Mrs. Scott opened a firm in Houston, Texas. She is primarily concentrating her focus in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, Contracts and Immigration.
Ms. Scott is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Louisiana. She is a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, and Baton Rouge Bar Association.