Ashley B. Oldfield

Ashley Oldfield is an associate who practices in the firm’s civil litigation, bankruptcy, and business groups.

In her business and litigation practice, Ashley handles a variety of matters, including those involving contract disputes, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, unfair trade practices, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, the North Carolina Debt Collection Act, property damage, trespassing, commercial lease disputes, powers of attorney and trusts, zoning issues, and shareholder disputes. Ashley also assists clients with the financing and sale of their businesses.

In her bankruptcy and workout practice, Ashley helps clients find the best path forward when their business is in crisis. Sometimes that involves a Chapter 11 filing, including under Subchapter V, while at other times the process involves negotiations with creditors and other stakeholders outside of court.

Ashley is also committed to giving back to the community. She maintains a pro bono practice, volunteering with Legal Aid and the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and serves on the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Mecklenburg County Bar YLD Community Service Committee.

Prior to attending law school, Ashley taught high school English and worked in the accounting department of a law firm.


Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 2020
South Carolina, 2022
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2021
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2022


Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., with High Honors, 2020; Order of the Coif
Wake Forest Law Review, Staff and Symposium Editor, 2018-2020
Faculty Research & Teaching Assistant, 2018-2020
Johnson University, B.S., Literature and Bible, Summa Cum Laude, 2005

Honors and Awards

Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2024
Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” in Bankruptcy Law (2024)
North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2022


Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A.’s Business Court Blast, regular contributor
Eliminating Food Deserts: No Simple Recipe for Success, 13 Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y 47 (2023)
Niz-Chavez v. Garland: Pereira Groundhog Day, Wake Forest L. Rev. Current Issue Blog (May 27, 2021)
Pereira v. Sessions: The Supreme Court’s Call for Common Sense, 55 Wake Forest L. Rev. 415 (2020)

Associations and Memberships

Mecklenburg Bar Foundation Board of Directors, Class of 2024
Mecklenburg Bar Foundation Development Committee, 2021- present; Vice Chair, 2022-2023; Chair, 2023-2024
Mecklenburg County Bar YLD Community Service Committee, 2021-2023; Co-Chair, 2022-present
North Carolina Bar Association YLD Law Week/Liberty Bell Committee, 2022-present
North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Council, Young Lawyers Division Liaison, 2022-2023
William Bobbitt American Inn of Court, 2021-present

Community Service

Bailey Middle School, School Leadership Team, 2021-2022