Ashley E. Rathbun

Ashley E. Rathbun

Ashley was born into a military family and raised in San Diego, California. Prior to joining Brierton, Jones & Jones, LLP, Ashley served as a legal assistant and then as an associate for an experienced estate planning attorney in San Diego. Ashley has been counseling individual trustees regarding their trust administration duties since 2011.

Areas of Practice


  • State Bar of California, 2011
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2011


  • University of San Diego (USD) School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2010
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Magister (President), Fall 2009–Spring 2010
  • Comments Editor, San Diego Law Review, Fall 2009–Spring 2010
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable William Q. Hayes, United States District Court, Southern District of California, San Diego, CA
  • University of California, Davis, B.A., Political Science and Economics, 2005


  • State Bar of California (Member Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section)
  • San Diego County Bar Association (Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section; Chair, 2019)
  • Probate Attorneys of San Diego
  • Estate Planning Council of San Diego, 2016 – Present


  • Student Comment, Marrying into Financial Abuse: A Solution to Protect the Elderly in California, 47 San Diego L. Rev. 227 (2010)
  • “After Winning the Battle, Winning the War: A Review of Attorney Fee Claims” 24 Cal. Tr. & Q. no. 2 (2018), at 32


  • 2019 – 2023 Super Lawyer (Rising Stars) in Estate Planning and Probate

Let Us Represent You

When you need a probate, trust, and estate attorney who will listen, offer solutions, and help you solve your problem, Brierton, Jones & Jones, LLP is here for you.

(619) 696-7066