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Ashley M. Teesdale

  • Associate


Newport Beach, CA



949 851-6926


Ashley M. Teesdale practices insolvency law and business litigation. Ms. Teesdale's experience includes representing debtors, trustees, and creditors in Chapter 7 and 11 cases and related litigation, including adversary proceedings regarding objection to discharge, non-dischargeability, and preferential and fraudulent transfer actions. Ms. Teesdale served a two-and-a-half year term as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California and also served as a full time volunteer law clerk for the Honorable Mark S. Wallace, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California.

Ms. Teesdale earned her juris doctorate degree in 2012 from American University Washington College of Law, where she was a Note and Comment Editor for the Business Law Review and a Line Editor for the Criminal Law Brief. She graduated from Dickinson College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in mathematics and Spanish. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, and the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, where she currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors.

Areas Of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law and Reorganization 100%


  • 25%

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. – 2012
    • Law Review: American University, Business Law Review, Note & Comment Editor, 2011 – 2012
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. – 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Mathematics and Spanish


  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021-2022

Classes And Seminars

  • Co-Program Chair & Moderator, The Harried and Hassled Attorney: Combating Stress Through Understanding Brain Science, Embracing Adversity and Other Strategies, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Co-Program Chair, Judges’ Night: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum Program Producer, California Bankruptcy Forum Annual Insolvency Conference 2022
  • UCI School of Law, Externship Counselor for Externship Program, 2019

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, Board Member, 2020 to Present
  • OCBA, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Member, 2013 to Present


  • English