Ashley Dutcher

Ashley is a partner with Burchell MacDougall LLP. She grew up in Miramichi, New Brunswick. After earning her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Criminology and Human Rights from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, she went on to attend law school at the University of New Brunswick. Ashley was called to the bar in 2012.

“I decided to become a lawyer because I enjoy helping people, especially people who find themselves in vulnerable situations and people who cannot advocate for themselves.”

When dealing with legal issues, there is often a great deal of stress, anxiety and uncertainty involved and Ashley views it as her job to help people navigate the legal process in a way that limits unease and tension.

She considers the practice of law as a “people business” and enjoys helping clients with creative solutions to their problems, always keeping in mind that no two people are the same and solutions vary from person to person in order to create satisfactory outcomes.

Ashley joined Burchell MacDougall LLP in 2018, and decided to join the firm because of its long standing reputation and experience. “I wanted to join a professional team of talented lawyers and staff.”

Most of her free time is spent with her young son, Elliott and her husband Pietro. 

Experience & Background

Experience & Background

Practice Areas

Employment & Labour

Family Law

General Litigation

Real Estate

Wills and Estates



Professional Qualifications & Education

New Brunswick Bar Admission: June, 2012

Nova Scotia Bar Admission: July, 2012

University of New Brunswick (LLB or Bachelor of Laws, 2011)

St. Thomas University (Bachelor of Arts, 2008)


Professional Associations & Memberships in Community Organizations:

Member, Nova Scotia Barristers Society (2012)

Ashley's Support Staff

Gaudet, Maggie - Legal Assistant (

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