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Current and Past AWA Presidents

Current President
Ashley N.F. Moore

Born in D.C., raised in Clarksville, and Memphian by choice. Ashley obtained her B.A. in Psychology, and minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ashley earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she served on numerous boards to include, Moot Court, the Association for Women Attorneys, and the Student Bar Association. She also competed on both the National Mediation and National Trial Advocacy teams.


Ashley currently works as an AUSA for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee. Prior to her current role as an AUSA, Ashley worked as a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as an ADA with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office. Outside of work, Ashley teaches a Mock Trial course at the University of Memphis and serves as an assistant coach for the National Trial Advocacy team at UofM’s Law School. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and an executive board member on the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court.


Ashley is married to Jeffrey K. Moore, Jr., the current president of the Young Lawyers Division for the Memphis Bar Association. This year they look forward to serving the Memphis legal community, alongside welcoming their first child.

2023     Meagan Jones

2022     Abigail D. Hall

2021     Jenna McDonald Nichols 

2020     Megan Lane

2019     Laura Deakins

2018     Eileen Kuo

2017     Diana Comes

2016     Lisa Gill

2015     Keating Lowery

2014     Mary Morgan Whitfield 

2013     Frances M. Riley

2012     Emily Taube

2011     Lucie Brackin

2010     Michele Howard Flynn

2009     Jennifer Hagerman

2008     Shari Myers

2007     Laurie L. Christensen

2006     The Honorable Kay S. Robilio

2005     Mary McGinnis

2004     Amy M. Pepke

2003     Karen Hall

2002     Sara Falkingham Maxwell

2001     Jackie Prester

2000     Barbara Zoccola

1999     Susan Clark

1998     Valerie Johnson

1997     Patricia Horton

1996     Mary Arnov

1995     Rebecca Baggett

1994     Kathy Story

1993     The Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons

1992     Denise McCrary

1991     The Honorable Bernice B. Donald

1990     Ellen Vergos

1989     Gail Mathes

1988     Shelia Cunningham

1987     Faye Austin

1985     Alayne Adams

1984     Alayne Adams

1983     Kathleen  Norfleet

1982     Bonnie Ragland

1981     Bonnie Ragland

1980     Gail Mathes

1979     Gail Mathes

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