Ashley N. Nelson-Raut
Associate, Wealth Preservation
Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
First-year associate Ashley N. Nelson-Raut stands out as a young attorney who will be a leader in her field, according to Kevin Bress, a member at Pessin Katz who has mentored scores of attorneys.
“The basis for this belief is how Ms. Nelson-Raut came to this firm as a law school graduate and immediately demonstrated initiative to get to know people in the firm, learn the firm systems and develop professional and client contacts,” Bress said.
Raised in Dundalk, Nelson-Raut was the first one in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree. She graduated from Stevenson University summa cum laude in two and a half years while working 20-25 hour weeks as a paralegal. She then earned her law degree at age 23.
“I owe my success to the unconditional support of my parents,” she said.
Now in the firm’s Wealth Preservation Group, she was recognized by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults as a GameChanger, a program for young professional leaders. She is also an escalation workshop facilitator for the One Love Foundation.