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Ashley G. Chrysler

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Ashley Chrysler is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, environmental matters and appeals. Her experience includes representing mining and renewable resource companies with a variety of commercial, zoning and environmental issues. Ashley provides strategic legal advice to her clients through every stage of the permitting and litigation process. A seasoned courtroom advocate, she has appeared before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Michigan Court of Appeals and various other federal, state and administrative courts. 



  • Michigan State University College of Law J.D. 2015 summa cum laude
  • Saginaw Valley State University B.A. 2012 Political Science and Criminal Justice summa cum laude


  • 2015, Michigan


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association


  • Represented mining company and successfully persuaded the Seventh Circuit to unanimously uphold the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s attempt to force the federal government to take jurisdiction of the state wetland permitting process under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v EPA et al., No. 19-1130, 947 F.3d 1065 (2020))
  • Successfully persuaded the Sixth Circuit to uphold the lower court’s dismissal of federal RICO lawsuit at the pleadings stage (Bachi-Reffitt v Reffitt, 802 Fed.Appx. 913 (2020))
  • Represented several mining and natural resource development companies throughout the country on permitting issues, compliance matters, and appeals in federal, state, and administrative courts
  • Represented national wind energy facility developers on zoning and compliance issues for wind energy development projects in Michigan and appeals in federal and state courts
  • Represented several Michigan clients in municipal zoning and litigation matters and against efforts to enjoin project development in state courts
  • Successfully appealed tax dispute on behalf of health maintenance organization and obtained reversal after tax tribunal granted summary disposition
  • Researched and briefed cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Michigan Court of Appeals

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers® Grand Rapids Commercial Litigation "Ones to Watch" List, 2021-22 
  • Senior Managing Editor, Michigan State Law Review
  • National Champion, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Recipient, Dean Charles H. King Scholarship
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Awards in Decedents Estates and Trusts; Advanced Legal Research; Family Law; Evidence; Sales and Leases; Moot Court Competition Class; Advocacy; and Research, Writing, and Analysis


  • “The Scope of Appellate Review: An Evolving Problem of Constitutional Proportions,” Appellate Issues, November 2017
  • "All Work, No Pay: The Crucial Need for the Supreme Court to Review Unpaid Intership Classifications Under the Fair Labor Standards Act," 2014 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1561
  • "American Hunger: A Political Introduction," reprinted in Keys for Writers (Ann Raimes & Susan K. Miller-Cochran eds. 7th ed. 2013)

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Professional Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, Committee Member (2018-Present)
  • Grand Rapids Emerging Leaders Series, 2017
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Member (October 2016-Present)
  • Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition, Coach (2016)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Webinar: The Wonderful World of WOTUS – The Ever-Changing Meaning of Waters of the United States,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, July 2, 2020
  • “Impact of the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on eDiscovery,” Warner Webinar, October 20, 2016
  • “Is Cyber Security an Oxymoron?,” Warner Seminar, October 22, 2015, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

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