Welcome Ashley Ellis, SMU Law's New Director of Alumni Relations


C. Ashley Ellis has been named the Director of Alumni Relations at SMU Dedman School of Law. She will join SMU on October 24th.

Ellis is a ’92 graduate of SMU with a B.A. in political science cum laude, and a ’95 graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law cum laude. Prior to returning to her alma mater, Ellis enjoyed a distinguished career representing corporate entities in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization proceedings. When she was in private practice, Ellis was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law from 2021-2023, and in D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas, Bankruptcy & Workout” multiple times.