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Ashley R. Passero

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Ashley R. Passero, a managing member at LawrenceQueen, appreciates what is at stake when employees and employers face challenges in the workplace. Clients can rely on Ms. Passero to provide an honest, straightforward assessment of their case, and to partner with them to negotiate, or litigate, a successful resolution. For the past ten years, Ms. Passero has practiced almost exclusively in the area of employment law, representing both employees and employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies on a variety of employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, misclassification, whistleblower, and wage and hour. Ms. Passero also advises and litigates on behalf of clients with respect to both contractual and tort-based claims that arise from the workplace, including employment agreements, fiduciary duties, tortious interference, and defamation.

Before joining LawrenceQueen, Ms. Passero was an employment attorney at a management-side employment law firm in Richmond, Virginia, where she focused on counseling employers and litigation. Previously, Ms. Passero was an employment attorney at a law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Passero received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating both with magna cum laude honors.

When not working, Ms. Passero enjoys traveling, trying new local restaurants, and spending time with her husband Mark and their three sons. Ms. Passero is also an adjunct instructor for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education, teaching business law.



  • Rising Star - Virginia Super Lawyers: Employment Law (2018-2022)

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