Ashlei Richardson is an associate of Cole, Scott & Kissane’s Tampa & Tallahassee offices. Her areas of practice include civil rights law, education law, employment and labor law, premises liability, and general civil litigation.
Mrs. Richardson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida where she graduated magna cum laude and her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. During her time at Stetson University College of Law, she earned a certificate in leadership development.
Prior to entering law school Mrs. Richardson worked as a legal assistant in a firm focusing on worker’s compensation and personal injury litigation. During her time in law school, Mrs. Richardson worked as a Certified Legal Intern for the Public Defender’s Office in the 6th Judicial Circuit and an intern for the Department of Children and Families.
After graduating law school, Mrs. Richardson began her career as an Assistant Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. During her time as an Assistant Public Defender, Mrs. Richardson worked on thousands of cases in County and Circuit Court and litigated over seventy jury and non-jury trials. Prior to joining Cole, Scott and Kissane, P.A. she was a Division Chief for the Public Defender’s Office where she supervised nine county court divisions, provided trial and pre-trial litigation training, and sat on the Hillsborough County Domestic Violence Task Force to assist in collaborating between various State agencies and the court system.