Ashley Willcott Biography
Ashley Willcott is a media personality serving as an anchor at Court TV. She hosts Court TV’s live coverage, weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. ET. She is also a former judge, Child Welfare Law Specialist, Child Advocate, and Trial Attorney.
Ashley Willcott Age
Her age ranges between 40 – 50 years old.
Ashley Willcott Height
She is tall in stature. However, her height is undisclosed.
Ashley Willcott Nationality
Willcott is American by nationality.
Ashley Willcott Education
In 1989, Ashley graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and English. She also earned a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in Law from Emory University School of Law in 1992.
“I knew I wanted to be a trial attorney in eighth grade. A local law school taught my class for a mock trial competition. I was selected as the prosecutor and was sold – hook, line, and sinker. I loved learning about legal concepts and creating persuasive arguments, even as a middle schooler,” Ashley said.
Ashley Willcott Parents
There is no information about her parents. It is also not known whether she has siblings or not.
Ashley Willcott Husband
Willcott is married. However, she has managed to keep her family away from the limelight.
Ashley Willcott Court TV
Willcott is an anchor at Court TV. She hosts Court TV’s live coverage, weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. ET. She has also been part of Court TV’s on-air team, filling in at the anchor desk since 2020, while also teaching trial skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).
Apart from her journalism career, Willcott is a former judge, trial lawyer, and mediator. She is also a well-known legal analyst, having appeared as a guest on HLN, CNN, Fox Nation, and others. In addition, she is a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist and was the governor-appointed Child Advocate for the State of Georgia.
Ashley Willcott Child Welfare Law Specialist
Ashley is a nationally recognized Child Welfare Law Specialist and Juvenile Court Judge. She has over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney and legal analyst. Her life’s work revolves around passionately advocating for and striving to improve the lives of children at risk and youth in the foster care system.
After college, Ashley established herself as a fervent advocate for children in the juvenile court system. She also served as Executive Director for Fulton County CASA for several years. With a small staff and limited budget, she focused her efforts on promoting the agency for public awareness and fundraising, determined to increase the number of CASAS to serve every neglected or abused child who came before the juvenile court. Concurrently, she established her own law practice, where she served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Human Resources, Dawson and Rockdale County Division of Family and Children Services.
Ashley also became active as a Judge Pro Tem in the DeKalb County Juvenile Court. Additionally, she was named Lead Fellow of the Cold Case Project by the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children (where she has now been named a Special Master,) with the goal of achieving permanency for children in foster care to prevent them from aging out of the foster care system without a home or family.
Most recently, Ashley concluded a 3-year appointment as Director of the State of Georgia Office of the Child Advocate, a position for which she was personally selected by Governor Nathan Deal, overseeing a population of over 13,000 at-risk children and youth in foster care. Highlights of her accomplishments as Director include successfully managing the investigation of approximately 600 child welfare complaints each year; completing numerous statewide audits of DFCS to identify and address issues negatively impacting the child welfare system; and providing training and education to legislators, attorney guardians ad litem, agency administrators, and stakeholders, as well as providing protocol training to 159 counties.
Currently, Ashley is back in private practice after establishing her own child welfare consulting firm, where she works as a trial attorney, legal analyst, expert witness, consultant, and Pro Tem Judge specializing in Child Welfare Law. She is a highly sought-after guest lecturer and speaker for numerous organizations and universities, dedicating herself to raising public awareness and tirelessly advocating for children. She also has experience in federal court litigating the nuances of child abduction cases under the Hague Abduction Convention.
Ashley Willcott Salary and Net Worth
Her salary and net worth are under review.
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