Ashley S. Groome Partner

In addition to leading the McGuireWoods Consulting team in Georgia, Ashley is a senior vice president of state government relations and a partner with McGuireWoods LLP. She specializes in providing counsel and strategic advice to help clients meet their corporate and public affairs objectives.

She has consistently been ranked as one of Georgia’s “Top Female Lobbyists” by James Magazine and was ranked as one of Georgia’s 60 most powerful behind-the-scene politicos in 2017 by zpolitics.  Ashley served two terms on Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission and has served on the Board of Directors for the Agape Community Center, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Child Development Center at Central Presbyterian Church, and NewPower PAC, a non-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to office in Georgia.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Quality Growth.  Prior to joining the firm, Ashley was director of Government Affairs for Waste Management, Inc., the nation's leading waste disposal firm. In that capacity, she supported lobbyists in 12 Southeastern states and worked with them to enact and defeat legislation that impacted the waste industry. 

Prior to joining Waste Management, Ashley worked as an associate at an Atlanta litigation firm and as a legislative assistant for Fulton County. In addition to her legislative and legal background, Ashley possesses communications experience as a former associate producer for Cox Interactive Media and as a television reporter for WRBL-TV in Columbus. She was also a candidate for the Georgia State House of Representatives in 2006.

McGuireWoods Consulting

McGuireWoods Consulting LLC ("MWC") is a wholly owned subsidiary of the McGuireWoods LLP law firm. From time to time, various McGuireWoods lawyers provide non-legal services to MWC clients, but MWC cannot provide legal services or advice. Therefore, any work MWC performs for a client does not give rise to an attorney-client relationship or privilege. Should you require legal services from McGuireWoods, as well as consulting services from MWC, you must engage the law firm separately.


Representation of various Fortune 500 clients at the Georgia General Assembly.

Public relations assistance for government affairs and McGuireWoods LLP clients.

Strengthened Georgia statute pertaining to residential real estate closings.

  • Georgia State University College of Law, JD, 2004
  • The University of Georgia, BA, Political Science, 1999
  • The University of Georgia, ABJ, Journalism, 1998

Board Of Commissioners, Atlanta Urban Design Commission

Board of Directors, Agape Community Center

Member, Georgia Professional Lobbyists Association

Member, Government Affairs Committee, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

  • Georgia

Named to "Top Female Lobbyists," James Magazine, 2011, 2014

Recipient, State Bar Young Lawyers’ Award for Service to the Profession, 2008

Student Emmy Award Winner, National Association of Television Arts & Sciences, 1999

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