Ashley Simpson is Of Counsel to Hoban Law Group. Ms. Simpson received her J. D. from Texas A&M University School of Law f/k/a Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2011, where she was a member of the law review, and graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University in 2008 with a B. A. in print journalism. Ms. Simpson began working in the cannabis industry after the Texas Compassionate Use Act (SB 339) was passed in 2015. She has had a long-standing interest in the cannabis industry and her desire to service cannabis business clients was solidified after she began assisting with a marijuana law business course at Texas A&M University School of Law.
Prior to pursuing a career in the cannabis industry, Ms. Simpson worked as an oil and gas title attorney in Fort Worth, Texas, where she advised oil and gas companies regarding surface and mineral ownership via drilling title opinions and division order title opinions. As a title attorney, Ms. Simpson was often entrusted with reviewing other attorneys’ work prior to submission to clients, and she was consistently recognized for her efficiency, accuracy, and attention to detail. Experience navigating through complex issues related to oil and gas estate ownership has placed her in a unique position to advise clients on the emerging and rapidly changing landscape of cannabis law.
Ms. Simpson and her husband, Keith, have a one-year-old daughter, Dylan, and a rat terrier mix named Tex. Ms. Simpson and her family live in Fort Worth, Texas, and enjoy attending music festivals, traveling in their Casita trailer, skiing, camping, hiking, and rescuing an exorbitant amount of stray dogs.