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Ashley Sherwood represents general contractors, subcontractors and developers of all sizes on complex private and public construction projects at the state and federal level, as well as internationally. Clients look to Ashley for counsel on an array of construction matters, including: heavy civil infrastructure, commercial and residential buildings, government construction and services contracts, and public and private disputes. She has assisted clients in navigating multi-party lien foreclosure actions, impact and inefficiency claims, differing site condition claims, and a number of other contract-based claims. Ashley’s litigation experience includes bench and jury trials, mediation, arbitration and appellate arguments. During law school, Ashley interned for the legal department at Intellectual Ventures and was a summer associate at Oles Morrison.

Committed to advancing the role of women in the construction and real estate industries, Ashley serves on the Women Leaders in Construction sponsorship committee and on the CREW Seattle & Sound Board of Directors as the sponsorship liaison.

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Contract Clauses for Small Businesses,” Washington Center for Women in Business, webinar, July, 26, 2017
  • Author, “Filing a claim for extra work? Contractors still bear the burden of complying with notice requirements,” Construction Industry Spotlight, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, September 29, 2016
  • Author, “Court of Federal Claims Applies Laches Doctrine to Deny Post-Award Bid Protest,” Procurement Playbook, Dec 7, 2015
  • Author, “SBA’s Expanded Mentor-Protégé Program to be Launched as a “Pilot Program” in Summer 2016?” Procurement Playbook, December 2, 2015
  • Author, “February Legal Tip: Pay Attention to the Details,” AGC of Alaska Newsletter, February 1, 2015
  • Author, “OFCCP Extends Equal Protection Rights Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” Procurement Playbook, December 17, 2014
  • Author, “Proposed Bill Would Give “Preferential Points” to Federal Contractors for Good Labor Practices – Could Lead to Tug O’ War with Incoming “Pro-Contractor” Congress,” Procurement Playbook, November 19, 2014
  • Author, “DOL Issues Final Rule Establishing $10.10/hour as Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors,” Procurement Playbook, October 28, 2014
  • Author, “Nearly 1,650 Additional Firms to Become Eligible for Small Business Set-Asides under SBA’s Proposed Size Standard Revisions,” Procurement Playbook, October 23, 2016
  • Author, “New law protects contractor proposal information,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, April 24, 2014
  • Author, “Downtown Seattle Hits a High Mark in Construction,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, August 21, 2014


  • Board of Directors, Sponsorship Committee, CREW Seattle & Sound, 2018
  • Leadership Series, CREW Seattle Sound, 2017-2018
  • Member, Legal Affairs Committee, Associated General Contractors of Washington
  • Member and Sponsorship Committee, Women Leaders in Construction
  • Member, CREW Seattle Sound
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017, 2018