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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Phone: (913) 387-1600
Fax: (913) 928-6739
Email: afelton@rousepc.com
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Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Education

  • Fort Hays State University, B.A. Organizational Leadership
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., LL.M. in Taxation

Experience

Ashley concentrates her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate and estate tax. She counsels clients on a variety of estate and succession planning matters helping them prepare for their future through personalized estate planning. Using her legal expertise with compassion, Ashley also helps clients to navigate the difficult process of a trust or probate administration when they have lost a loved one. Ashley has presented to professional groups on topics related to her areas of practice and is a contributing author to the Kansas Basic Will & Trust Drafting handbook for the Kansas Bar Association. Ashley has been recognized by Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and has also been included among the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar on multiple occasions. She is an active member in her community and has served as a board member for several bar organizations, including the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City. She has served on the St. Ann Endowment Board of Trustees and Chair of the Johnson County Bar Association’s Probate Committee and is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Ashley has mentored female attorneys in the Association for Women Lawyers Foundation Connections program, and is a graduate of the Leadership Overland Park program, the KCMBA Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court, and the KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy. She volunteers her time to assist the KCMBA Military Matters program and has worked with homeless and at-risk youth as a volunteer with the HALO Foundation.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate and Succession Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Preparation of Gift and Estate Tax Returns
  • Gift and Estate Tax Planning
  • Business Law

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City Board of Directors 2011-2017
  • Association for Women Lawyers Foundation Connections Program Mentee – 2011 – 2015, Mentor – 2016 – 2020
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) – member Probate and Estate Planning Committee – 2019
  • Johnson County Bar Association – member Probate Committee Vice Chair 2020-2021, Chair 2021-2022
  • KCMBA Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court
  • KCMBA Leadership Academy
  • KCMBA Military Matters volunteer
  • Kansas Bar Association Elder Law Hotline, volunteer 2015-2017
  • Overland Park Chamber’s Leadership OP – 2020 class
  • Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association Board member 2014
  • Kansas Bar Association Bankruptcy & Insolvency Section Board of Directors 2010 – 2014
  • St. Ann Endowment Board of Trustees, 2015 – 2021
  • HALO Foundation volunteer

HONORS

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2017
  • Kansas City Business Journals’ Best of Bar honoree – 2014, 2015, 2016