Ashley L. Bumgarner is from Hickory, North Carolina. She graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University with majors in history and political science and a minor in women’s and gender studies. She attended Duke University School of Law, where she served as an articles editor for the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy.
In 2009, she accepted a position as an Attorney Advisor with the Social Security Administration Office of Hearing Operations in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she advised Administrative Law Judges and wrote disability decisions. She was promoted to Senior Attorney Advisor in 2012, a role in which she worked on complex disability cases, adjudicated fully favorable claims, and provided trainings to attorneys and Administrative Law Judges. She received a Commissioner’s Citation Award for her service on the National Adjudication Team. She left the Social Security Administration in 2021 after nearly 12 years of public service to join Hall & Rouse where she practices exclusively in the area of Social Security disability.
She lives in Liberty, North Carolina with her husband, four children, and countless pets. She loves to travel, hike, and listen to the latest podcasts. She is a foster parent in Alamance County and serves as a board member of the Alamance County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association.
- North Carolina State Bar
- United States District Court – Middle District of North Carolina
- J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2007
- B.A., Wake Forest University, 2004
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives