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Ashleigh Hale

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Ashleigh graduated from Hollins University with a double major in French and International Studies. Ashleigh’s undergraduate degrees and time spent studying abroad fostered her love and appreciation for other cultures. She went on to receive a J.D. from the Charleston School of Law, where she served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Courts Law Review and a member of the Honor Council. Following graduation, she attended The George Washington University School of Law to earn her LL.M. in International & Comparative Law, with a focus on immigration and international human rights law.

Ashleigh has spent much of her career in Financial Servicing and Claims, while dedicating her pro bono work to providing representation in humanitarian-based immigration matters. As it has been her longtime dream to practice employment-based immigration, she is thrilled to join Sumner Immigration Law.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Virginia State Bar


  • English (native)
  • French (professional)


  • The George Washington University School of Law – LL.M. International and Comparative Law with highest honors
  • Charleston School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • Hollins University – Bachelor of Arts in French and International Studies

Recent blog posts

By Nikita Hernandez, Sumner Immigration Law Paralegal It’s official! You’ve become Mr. or Mrs. and want to take on your spouse’s name while getting your US permanent residence situated, but when is the best time to do that? APPLYING FOR A NAME… Read More
One of the most common questions that we receive from our clients is about case processing time. The USCIS and DOL estimated case processing times are available online, but that source can be frustrating as they sometimes give a wide range of timefra… Read More
By Brianne Donovan, Sumner Immigration Law Clerk If you read our blog post, What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a New President), then you’re familiar with President Biden’s proposed immigration strategy. While the proposals seemed promising,… Read More

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