Get to know Ashely Gantt and why she’s one of the ten South Florida-based changemakers awarded the inaugural 2023 Black Achievers Award for their outstanding work in their respective fields. The award was created to recognize and celebrate South Florida Black Professionals that are changemakers and trailblazers.
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Who is Ashley Gantt?
State Representative Ashley V. Gantt, Esq. was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and NSU Shepard Broad College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Representative Gantt completed two years of national community service with AmeriCorps as a 2007 Teach for America Mississippi Delta Corps (TFA) member. She then returned home becoming an educator in Miami-Dade County Public Schools teaching middle and high school English and history.
In 2016, upon being admitted to the Florida Bar, Ms. Gantt became a Broward County Assistant Public Defender where she advocated for the citizens of Broward County for over two years before transitioning to private practice. Representative Gantt’s commitment to community service continued through her journey as a law student and an attorney with involvement and leadership in various organizations such as the NSU Black Law Students Association, serving on the executive board of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association as the 2020-2021 president, and the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association where she is currently the Vice-President.
In 2021, Representative Gantt pivoted from working at a large firm to opening her law firm, Gantt Legacy Law, P.A. She specializes in Criminal Defense, Estate Planning and Probate, and Personal Injury. Various life experiences influenced her areas of specialization and continue to fuel her ambition and drive as a practitioner.
In March 2022, she was inspired to serve her community in a new capacity and announced her candidacy for State Representative for House District 109. She recognized the need for the next generation to answer the call of public service for forward thinking and progressive community advocacy through policy. She is dedicated to engaging, educating, and empowering her community as the State House Ambassador while mentoring the next generation of leaders for continuity, progress, and growth.
As a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Representative Gantt is honored to contribute to the legacy of service her beloved sorority continues to provide all over the world for over 110 years.
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To learn more about each of this year’s honorees read Hy-Lo News’ coverage of the Black Achievers Awards.
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