Born and raised in Orange County, Ashleigh Aitken has been fighting on behalf of OC families for twenty years. As a federal prosecutor serving the United States Attorney in the Central District of California, Ashleigh prosecuted violent crimes, illegal firearms distribution, narcotics, child pornography, and fraud. Now in private practice, Ashleigh fights to get justice for her clients. Ashleigh has worked pro bono to aid homeless veterans, victims of domestic violence, expand free legal services for our veterans and military families, and protect the Orange County Fair Grounds.
Ashleigh currently serves on the Leadership team of United Way’s End Homelessness OC, working to bring more resources to Orange County neighborhoods to combat homelessness and build housing. In 2012, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Ashleigh to serve on the Orange County Fair Board, culminating in her service as Chairwoman in 2015. Ashleigh has served as the President of the Orange County Bar Association, where she established a Veterans Committee to increase pro bono legal support for veterans and their families. From 2011 to 2013, Ashleigh served as Chair of the Anaheim Community Services Board and helped to secure funding for local non-profit organizations that work to lift people out of poverty, prevent elder abuse, offer job training and placement, and provide additional education and arts resources to at-risk youth.
Ashleigh earned her Bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Boston College and her law degree from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Ashleigh lives in Anaheim with her husband, Michael, their three children, and an ark of animals.