Ashley D. Bell, Esq.
Partner, Public Policy & Finance
Ashley Daniel Bell, Esq. is founder and CEO of 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, the nation’s most influential black and bipartisan coalition of elected officials, legal professionals, civic and business leaders focused on comprehensive policing and criminal justice reform at all levels of government. United to elevate issues disproportionately affecting communities of color above partisan politics, Ashley founded 20/20 as part of his mission to empower local leaders to implement innovative solutions within the criminal justice system. In 2019, he was appointed White House policy adviser on entrepreneurship and innovation, focused on helping America’s small businesses to be competitive for the future. One of the youngest county commissioners ever elected in the State of Georgia, Ashley began his legal career as a public defender and went on to become a celebrated trial attorney. He co-founded the law firm Bell & Washington LLP, based in Atlanta, Georgia, over ten years ago, and has been recognized by the American Bar Association as one of the top 40 young lawyers in the Country. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Valdosta State University and Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from Louisiana State University. Ashley is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, A Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network