Bruce Ashley

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Bruce Ashley counsels numerous municipalities and other public entities to address their unique legal needs. In addition, Mr. Ashley litigates disputes on behalf of public entities involving real property, construction and condemnation issues, as well as civil rights and personal injury matters. He counsels clients on dispute prevention and resolution in all facets of real property law. Mr. Ashley works extensively with a range of clients on leasing disputes and other real property matters.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1986
  • A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983


  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1988
  • North Carolina, 1986
  • All State and Federal Courts in North Carolina, 1986


  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Listed Construction Litigation (2009-2013)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Construction Law (2009-2015), Litigation-Construction (2013-2015) 
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Construction Law (2008, 2009, 2014, 2015), Real Estate Law (2011)
  • Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Civic and Community Service

  • Youth baseball and basketball coach, Spears YMCA, Greensboro Parks and Recreation League, Upward Program, 2001-present
  • Coordinator, Concerts of Prayer Ministry, 2004-2005
  • Candidate for Mayor of Greensboro, 2003
  • Board of Directors, Greensboro Urban Ministry, 1994-1998