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Ashley Broadstone

Peoria, IL

Joined Firm in 2022

Motivated, well-prepared, and with an eye for detail, Ashley is always ready to jump in and diligently advocate for her clients.

  • Selected to The Order of Barristers
  • Awarded for Academic Excellence
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Ashley Broadstone

Attorney in Peoria, IL

Ashley never takes the value of hard work and perseverance for granted. As a first-generation college and law student, she overcame many obstacles to accomplish her goals - all challenges that make her a better lawyer today. Now, with several years of prior work experience as a Paralegal and ten years of experience in the legal industry, she confidently approaches each case as its own with a carefully crafted plan to help achieve her client's goals. Ashley insists on being thorough, reliable, and honest, leading her clients through each step of the way. She focuses her practice on workers' compensation and civil litigation, including medical malpractice and other casualty/tort litigation, as well as unique transactional matters requiring creative problem-solving.

While in law school, Ashley devoted much of her time to developing and refining her oral advocacy skills by participating in interschool and intraschool competitions, including Negotiation, Client Counseling, Arbitration, and Mock Trials. She received various advocacy awards, including selection into The Order of Barristers and various CALI Excellence for the Future Awards® in Advanced Legal Research, Health Law, Workers' Compensation, Pretrial Litigation, and Trial Practice, demonstrating academic excellence in the same areas of law she now practices.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys getting outside for a nice walk or run, visiting local coffee shops, and spending time with her husband and son. She also tries to find ways to give back to the community, most recently serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Heart of Missouri CASA.



J.D., University of Missouri School of Law

B.S., Southern Illinois University, Paralegal Studies with Pre-Law Specialization, summa cum laude

A.A.S, Illinois Central College

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Peoria County Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Community Involvement

Heart of Missouri CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate (2020 – 2022)

St. Jude Runs, Runner/Fundraiser (2017-2019)

University of Missouri School of Law Board of Advocates, Volunteer Judge (2022)

Washington Community High School, Assistant Dance Team Coach (2012 – 2019)


  • Successfully investigated and defended a workers’ compensation dispute at trial obtaining an award that eliminated complete liability for her client.
  • Led a pre-litigation breach of contract dispute involving defective design allegations, helping to negotiate a favorable resolution for her client, the nonbreaching party, through mediation.



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  • University of Missouri School of Law

The Order of Barristers, 2022

Fred L. Howard Prize for Excellence in the Advancement of Advocacy, 2021-2022

Theodore “Ted” C. Beckett, J.D. Prize in Pretrial Litigation, 2021

R. David Ray Trial Advocacy Award, 2020-2022

Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy, 2020-2021

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