SilverHart Introduces Legal Expert: Ellie Ashe
Courtroom dramas, plea bargains, legal briefs, objections and civil litigation. Writing legal scenarios can be as intimidating as actually participating in them.
SilverHart is proud to help you master your way through the proceedings. Veteran defense attorney, Ellie Ashe has joined the team of experts to help you write through the courtroom’s dilemmas.
Check out her Expert page, and as a SilverHart Team member, feel free to ask her anything. Well… almost anything.
Need A Lawyer?
Sometimes you just need a good defense attorney. Hopefully not you, personally, but maybe you, the author, need to consult an attorney. Maybe you have a question about what exactly constitutes conspiracy, how one goes about laundering money, or what sort of time a bookie might be looking at if convicted at trial.
Ellie Ashe is a criminal defense attorney, with experience defending drug and gun trafficking, environmental crimes, computer hacking, and all flavors of white collar crimes—including mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, and securities fraud.
While most of her experience is in federal courts, she has also practiced in California and is happy to assist authors with research in other states.
Prior to going to law school, Ellie was a journalist and reported on crime, courts, cops and corrections—as well as politics. Sometimes all of those at the same time.
Beyond technical information, Ellie can also answer questions about jury trials, plea negotiations, sentencing issues, federal prisons, and probation.
Maybe you just need to ask how someone can defend those people—and trust that Ellie has been asked this before. Probably at a Thanksgiving dinner.
She can definitely answer that, and any other questions that may help you understand the culture of the criminal defense bar, what it’s like to stand up for someone accused of a heinous crime, and the relationships that develop between prosecutors and defense attorneys.
In her spare time, Ellie is also an avid reader of crime, thriller, mysteries, and romantic suspense novels. She writes cozy mysteries and light romantic mysteries under the name Ellie Ashe.
As Eve Kincaid, she is co-creator of the Lost Coast Harbor series with Lily Danes. This noir-inspired contemporary romance series is set on the rugged Northern California coast.
Contact info for Ellie Ashe
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Check out the Lost Coast Harbor series