Ashley C. Short

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Ashley Short focuses on estate planning for high-net-worth individuals. Ashley’s assists clients with preserving assets for future generations, leaving a charitable legacy, and providing for pets. She aids in basic estate planning, such as wills; trusts; advance directives; durable powers of attorney; and complex gifting techniques, such as GRATs and family LLCs. Ashley supervises the administration of estates, guiding clients through the probate and administration processes. She helps clients reduce estate taxation through post-mortem estate planning. In addition, Ashley prepares Maryland and federal estate tax returns, and represents individuals and estates in gift and estate tax audits.

Prior to law school, Ashley worked as a research analyst for the Center for Studying Health System Change, in Washington, DC.




  • J.D. University of Virginia School of Law 2006
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review
  • B.A. summa cum laude Carleton College 1999
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Actively involved in the firm’s recruiting efforts
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2023 – 2024



  • Member, Advisory Committee, Maryland SPCA’s annual March for the Animals
  • Member, Board of Directors, Alumni and Friends of Roland Park Elementary-Middle School