This award from the nation’s oldest and largest association of predominantly African-American lawyers, judges, educators and law students recognizes America’s top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement in the legal field. Categories include advocacy, innovation, vision, leadership and overall legal and community involvement.
“This is an exciting and well-deserved honor for Ashley, who has been very involved with the National Bar Association through the years, as well as in the community,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Her work on behalf of our clients has earned her great respect among her peers. Ashley is a valuable member of our team.”
Recipients represent a cross-section of legal professionals, including lawyers from big, medium and small firms, solo and industry practitioners, government lawyers, judges, academicians, corporate counsels, young elected officials and various other lawyers, all of whom are using their Juris Doctor degree in innovative and community impacting ways. They will be honored at the 40 Under 40 Awards Gala on Aug. 1 during the National Bar Association’s 93rd Annual Convention & Exhibits in New Orleans.
Wicks focuses her practice on public finance and a host of tax issues including public finance tax, state and local taxation and tax credits. She is a frequent speaker at legal conferences across the nation, seminars and CLEs on these topics. Wicks has also been honored by the Mississippi Business Journal as a Top 10 in its Top 50 Under 40 class and by Super Lawyers as a Mid-South Rising Star in business tax. She is a Fellow of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity.
Wicks is licensed to practice in Mississippi, Texas, District of Columbia and the U.S. Districts Courts of Mississippi: northern and southern. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Capital Area Bar Association, Jackson Young Lawyers, Magnolia Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Bond Lawyers and the National Bar Association. Wicks received her undergraduate and Master’s degree from Jackson State University, her Juris Doctor from Tulane University and her Master’s of law in taxation from the University of Alabama.