Ashley H. Cruz is an employment attorney who has spent her entire career pursuing justice and advocating for people across the United States. Her passion for upholding, asserting, and defending the rights of others has guided her throughout her career. Ashley has represented children in abuse and neglect proceedings, individuals and families in deportation proceedings, and workers actively seeking legal recourse. Her self-imposed requirement for nothing less than excellent representation, coupled with her dedication to helping others, has received praise from clients, judges, mediators, and fellow professionals.
Ashley litigates in the area of labor and employment law. She handles harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour cases. Ashley has extensive experience litigating employment class and representative actions and has brought countless cases to resolution in seven-figure settlements.
Even before becoming a licensed attorney, Ashley gained invaluable experience working and interning in Chicago at two civil defense law firms, a criminal defense law firm, the Circuit Court of Cook County, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. Ashley is an AmeriCorps aluma in connection with her volunteer experience with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, which operates self-help centers in Los Angeles courthouses.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her pets and plants, and exploring the outdoors.
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014
- UCLA , 2011.
Acitivities and Affiliations
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles (APABA).
Ashley is proud to represent workers and their interests in both the courts and lobbying efforts made by CELA’s Legislative Committee.