Ashley Saenz, a recent graduate of Texas A&M School of Law, is an associate attorney at Whalen Law Office. Ashley was an Order of Barristers recipient for participating in a mock trial competition team for 3 of her semesters, winning 1st place in a school competition, and for her service as Board of Advocates Vice President. Ashley also served on the Student Bar Association all three years, as the Criminal Law Society president her last year, and worked as a Chief Student Ambassador in the admissions office.
Ashley was a paralegal for a criminal defense attorney during her undergraduate time at Texas A&M University in College Station. She worked at a family law firm her first year of law school and quickly realized her passion was for criminal law rather than civil. She interned with the Collin County District Attorney’s Office as well as the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. She also clerked for the Second Court of Appeals for Justice Lee Gabriel for a semester. After gaining experience in a variety of disciplines, Ashley came to Whalen Law Office because she wanted to advocate for clients and help people when they are in a difficult time and place. She understands that facing criminal charges can be very daunting and she loves the opportunity to provide judgment-free help to clients.
Ashley has a special passion for children in the criminal justice system. In the Spring, Ashley’s paper “How to End the Cycle of Domestic Violence – Policies Focused on Children” will be published in a law review journal. In her free time, Ashley loves reading, fishing, watching Aggie football, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.