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Ashley McMahan & Holly Waltman OWNERS/PARTNERS The Law Ladies LLC 201 17th St. NW, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30363 678.879.5371, thelawladies.com “We run an all-female law ﬁrm in a male dominated industry, because EMPOWERED women are FIERCE advocates.” With nearly a decade of experience combined, Ashley and Holly joined forces in January. These dynamic women have dominated a male profession by opening the only all-female law ﬁrm covering criminal defense, personal injury and family law. Both Atlanta natives, Ashley began her career as a prosecutor in the busiest courthouse in Georgia; while Holly found her calling representing the less fortunate charged with complex felonies. Their extensive trial experience and compassion set them apart from their peers and can be seen in every case they represent. Ashley and Holly agreed that the industry was lacking in female representation so they envisioned a ﬁrm where clients beneﬁt from individual attention, which is so desperately needed in high-proﬁle cases. When asked about creating The Law Ladies, Ashley answers: “Women are underestimated, especially in the courtroom, The Law Ladies seemed like a compelling step in our careers.” In response to whether they have a preference in male or female clients, Holly puts it best, “Every client has different circumstances and my job is to zealously advocate for the needs of every case, regardless of the gender of our client.” When not in court, the ﬁrm supports the Humane Society, for the Atlantan’s who cannot speak for themselves.