Byers, Ashley A.
Ashley A. Byers
Ashley Byers is an experienced immigration lawyer who is fluent in Spanish. She has successfully defended clients in immigration courts throughout the United States in cases ranging from custody redeterminations to asylum, withholding of removal, NACARA, registry, cancellation of removal, and waivers. She also represents clients before USCIS in family based immigration, U visas, naturalization, and other immigration strategies. She is passionate about providing tireless advocacy to her clients including victims of domestic violence, child abuse, gender-based violence, and unaccompanied minors.
Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern and North African Studies with university honors from the University of Michigan. She obtained her JD from Michigan State University College of Law, and was recognized among high achieving students on the Dean’s List upon graduation. In law school, she was named the Julian Samora Research Institute Legal Research and Writing Scholar, focusing her research on the federal regulations protecting dairy workers. She additionally worked as a law clerk for Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan where she served the undocumented and H2A visa migrant farmworker population in the state. Ashley was a member of the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition championship-winning moot court team and served as Editor in Chief for Volume 15 of the Journal of Business and Securities Law.
Ashley is a member of the State Bar of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is active in the Hispanic community in Sonoma County, collaborating with her mother every year to exhibit ofrendas in celebration of Dia de Los Muertos and her Mexican heritage.
- Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
- Honors: Dean's List
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts
- Honors: University Honors
- Major: Political Science
- Major: Middle Eastern and North African Studies
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- Custody Redetermination
- U Visas
- American Immigration Lawyers Association