Experience

Ashley L. Matias concentrates her practice on labor and employment as well as family law. Ashley represents management, individual Plaintiff and Defendant employees in both the private and public sector, and family clients in domestic violence, separation, and divorce matters involving issues of custody, child support, and alimony.

In 2014 Ashley graduated summa cum laude from Montclair State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Justice Studies and an ABA approved Paralegal Certification. Upon graduation Ashley worked as a paralegal for a New Jersey law office.

Ashley obtained her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, and Trial Advocacy Certification from New York Law School in 2017, where she was a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council and runner up in the American Association for Justice’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition. While attending New York Law School, Ashley co-founded the Women’s Rights Coalition, served as President of the Anti-Trafficking Law Student Association, and served as Vice Justice and Chair of the Academic Success and Professional Development Committee of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International. Ashley also served as the chairperson for Outlaws and the New York Law School Democratic Society. During law school Ashley worked as a Constitutional law teacher’s assistant and a clinical mediator for New York Small Claims. Ashley also interned for the Honorable Christine M. Vanek, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County Vicinage.

Upon her graduation from New York Law School Ashley received a Public Interest Certificate and was awarded the Dr. Max Reich Award for Excellence in Civil Trial Advocacy and the Professor Robert R. Rosenthal Award for Excellence in New York Practice.

Prior to joining CLMC, Ashley clerked for the Honorable Peter J. Melchionne, P.J.F.P. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County Vicinage. During her clerkship Ashley received extensive Child Support Guideline training and served as a Court Certified Mediator on small claims matters and matrimonial matters involving child custody and parenting time issues.