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Ashley W. Johnson

Columbia | 803.253.6878
Washington, DC | By Appointment Only
Fax | 803.255.8017

Ashley Johnson concentrates her practice on health care. She is part of a team that advises hospitals and health systems, publicly traded health services companies, physician practices, and other providers on a broad range of their legal needs, including litigation.

Ashley has experience representing hospitals and other providers in litigation, including involving breach of contract claims brought by physicians, state law privacy claims brought by patients, Certificate of Need litigation, and other health care litigation. She has also assisted with investigations and proceedings before the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Nursing.

Ashley has a passion for serving her community. She currently serves as a board member for the South Carolina Special Olympics.

Ashley is a former law clerk for South Carolina Circuit Court Judge DeAndrea Gist Benjamin. She received her law and bachelor's degrees from the University of South Carolina.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" in Health Care Law, 2023-2024; Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers, 2021-2024
  • Columbia Business Monthly's "Legal Elite" for Health Care, 2022; Workers’ Compensation, 2020-2023
  • Homeless No More “Rising Star” in 2023
  • S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division's Star of the Quarter, 2019, 2020
  • Columbia Business Monthly's Best and Brightest 35 and Under, 2019


  • South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Board of Directors, 2023-present
  • Special Olympics South Carolina, Board of Directors, 2021-present
  • Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina, Volunteer and Young Professional Auxiliary, 2018-present
  • Junior League of Columbia, 2018-present
  • City of Columbia Design/Development Review Commission, 2019-2022
  • S.C. Young Lawyers, Community Law Week, Former Co-Chair; Legal Feeding Frenzy, Founder
  • 100 Women Who Care
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • South Carolina Whitmore School, Former Board Member
  • Columbia College C.L.I.M.B., Mentor, 2015-2016
  • Columbia Bethlehem Community Center, 2017-2018