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Ashley E Lorance

Ashley E Lorance

Katzenstein & Lorance
  • Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law...
  • North Carolina
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I am an attorney in Gastonia, NC, practicing family law, personal injury. I also handle will preparation and traffic matters.

Before practicing law, I lived and worked in several different countries. I taught English as a second language in Germany and France. In the United Kingdom, I worked in the personal injury department of a Scottish law firm.

Since I started practicing, I have devoted my energy to trying to efficiently resolve family law cases and to get the best recovery possible in personal injury cases. I became a NCDRC Certified Mediator for Family Financial cases in 2017. Clients often come to lawyers when they are stressed or anxious. I truly enjoy helping clients and my best reward is to bring them relief from whatever legal problem they are facing. Our firm offers a variety of fee options (contingency, hourly, flat) depending on your legal matter. Please call or email me for a consultation.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Katzenstein & Lorance
- Current
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Honors: 2011 Pro Bono Honor Roll, Educational Achievement Award, North Carolina Advocates for Justice ; Author, "An Assessment of U.S. Responses to Greenwashing and Proposals to Improve Enforcement," New York State Bar Association, 2010 Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest Winner (2nd place) ; Represented Hofstra University School of Law in the 2010 Pace Law School National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition ; Represented Hofstra University School of Law in the 2008-09 William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition (Best Memorandum for Respondent) ;Excellence award for earning the highest grade in a law school course: Transnational Law
Activities: Extern, Judge Dora Irizarry, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York ; Research Assistant, Prof. Andrew Schepard, Reporter for the Uniform Collaborative Law Act
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. | Communication Studies
Honors: Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association Honor Society; Dean’s List (3 semesters)
Activities: Carolina Union Activities Board
Volunteer Lawyer Program Distinguished Service Award
Legal Aid of N.C.
Professional Associations
N.C. Bar Association
- Current
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Family Law Section - Communications Co-Chair
Articles & Publications
Modification of a Foreign Child Custody Order Under the UCCJEA When Multiple States Are Involved
NC Bar Association Blog
What to Do When One Parent Wants to Relocate
N.C. Bar Association - Generally Speaking
Speaking Engagements
Advocacy in Child Support Contempt Cases, 2018 Child Support Enforcement: Representing Respondents, UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC-CH School of Government
Certified Mediator – Family Financial
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
Certified Volunteer Mediator (Jan. 2009)
Hofstra University School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Social Media
Contact & Map
223 W. Main Ave. Suite C
Gastonia, NC 28203
Telephone: (704) 864-3236