Attorney J. Ashley Mitchell Carter currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was born and reared in Shreveport, Louisiana where she graduated from Caddo Parish Magnet High School in 2003. Mrs. Mitchell Carter currently serves as the attorney for the Louisiana State Senate's Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee, previously serving as attorney for the Select Committee on Women and Children. She also serves as support staff for the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus. Mrs. Mitchell Carter is a Louisiana-licensed attorney and a founding partner at Pearson & Mitchell, LLC.
During her career in state government, Mrs. Mitchell Carter has worked as a researcher in the office of Governor Kathleen B. Blanco, a law clerk for the Louisiana State Senate and the youngest Executive Director of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus and Executive Director of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Foundation as well as a legislative analyst for the Louisiana Senate.
Mrs. Mitchell Carter is a 2007 honor graduate of Louisiana State University College of Arts and Sciences where she earned a Bachelor degree in Political Science; a 2011 honor graduate of Southern University Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy where she earned a Master degree in Political Science as she simultaneously earned a Jurist Doctorate at Southern University Law Center. In 2009 she became a certified mediator by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Ms. Mitchell Carter also served as a student mediator in the Southern University Law Center Mediation Clinic, where she mediated several disputes including foreclosures, landlord/tenant disputes and consumer complaints.
Mrs. Mitchell Carter has proven herself to be a competent leader and a diligent worker. During her undergraduate matriculation she served as social outreach chair for the Student Council and Vice-President of the Progressive Black Student Union at the University of New Orleans, a Student Council member, Black Student Association executive board member and political and social action chair for Iota Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. While in law school, Mrs. Mitchell Carter was elected to Vice President and President of the National Black Law Students Association as well as sub-regional director. She also served as the Vice President of entertainment for the Sports and Entertainment Legal Association, a graduate advisor, and teaching assistant. While in law school, Ms. Mitchell Carter worked with the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship chaired by Senator Mary Landrieu, the Senate Personal Office of Senator Mary Landrieu and the Business and Legal Affairs of Black Entertainment Television.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, and Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. She is currently involved in an array of ventures and organizations such as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Walker’s Legacy and other endeavors in business, church, and community.
Mrs. Mitchell Carter focuses on intellectual property (trade marking and naming), contract negotiations, family law, wills, successions, business and foundation formation.