“Selfless service is a core value ingrained into military culture. The men and women who serve their county vow to protect the privileges and liberties of an entire nation. As an Air Force veteran, I can think of no greater honor than representing the same deserving men and women in protecting their own individual rights.”
Background: Ashleigh N. Berglund (“Ashleigh”) proudly defends servicemembers and veterans in cases involving: Officer Grade Determinations, Security Clearance Denials/Revocations, DOHA Appeals, Non-Judicial Punishment (e.g. Article 15, Captain's Mast, etc.), Military Adverse Administrative Actions (LOR, LOC, LOA, Page 11, etc.), and Discharges (including discharge upgrades). Ashleigh obtained her Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from the United States Air Force Academy in 2014. Upon graduation, Ashleigh earned a distinguished graduate award by ranking amongst the top 100 graduating cadets. After commissioning in the Air Force, Ashleigh was competitively selected to attend law school, and obtained her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law where she graduated summa cum laude in 2017.
Ashleigh served in the Air Force on active duty for five years as a Judge Advocate (JAG). During her first assignment at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, Ashleigh managed the Air Force's second busiest trial docket, overseeing 18 courts-martials and 15 administrative discharge boards. Ashleigh also litigated criminal cases on behalf of the Air Force, prosecuting Airmen accused of violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
For her second assignment at Royal Air Force (RAF) Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Ashleigh served as the Chief of Litigation. In this managerial role, she mentored a staff of attorneys and paralegals on all trial preparation matters, including motion practice, discovery, pretrial interviews, and expert witness preparation. Her proficiency in litigation resulted in a United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) Litigation Excellence Award. Additionally, Ashleigh was ranked amongst the “Top 5” of all RAF Mildenhall Company Grade Officers by the O-6 Base Commander.
Throughout her time in the Air Force, Ashleigh diligently and meticulously represented military clients and their families on a wide range of legal issues including estate planning, divorce, child custody, child support, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), and landlord-tenant disputes. After separating from the Air Force, Ashleigh joined Patriots Law Group to continue protecting and promoting the rights of military members and their families.
Bar Admissions: State Bar of Texas (2017); United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (2017); Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals (2017); District of Columbia Bar (2022)