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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. attorney Ashley A. Smith recognized as special honoree at the Milwaukee Times’ 35th Annual Black Excellence Awards

February 28, 2020

MILWAUKEE, WI (Feb. 28, 2020) - Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that Ashley A. Smith is recognized as a Special Honoree in the Law category at The Milwaukee Times’ 35th Annual Black Excellence Awards.

The Black Excellence Awards highlights and honors individuals who exemplify outstanding qualities of leadership, extraordinary achievement and community service.

“Ashley is a valuable asset to both Godfrey & Kahn and the community,” said CJ Wauters, Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group. “We are excited that she is part of this amazing network of black community leaders in Milwaukee.”

Ashley started at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. in 2018 in the Corporate Practice Group. She received her law degree from Marquette University Law School where she served as president of Marquette’s Black Law Student Association and was the Black Midwest Law Student Association Regional Secretary. Currently, Ashley is on the Board of Directors of the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers, and a volunteer attorney for the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation.

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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. was founded in 1957 and has more than 170 attorneys located in six offices throughout Wisconsin and in Washington, D.C. As a leading Wisconsin business law firm, Godfrey & Kahn provides a wide range of legal services to businesses and their owners, including guidance on corporate, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, digital business, tax and estate planning matters. Visit or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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