Ashleigh Johnson



Ashleigh Johnson is a partner in Foley Mansfield’s St. Louis office. She practices in toxic and mass tort defense, in addition to employment law and litigation.

Ashleigh received her Juris Doctorate in 2007 from the Saint Louis University School of Law. While there, she interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois and received her mediation certification. Additionally, she received the Dean’s Scholarship and was the recipient of a Public Interest Law Group Fellowship. She also served as an Ambassador to Potential New Faculty, a Teaching Assistant for Family Law, and worked as a Faculty Fellow for the Head of the Employment Law Center, conducting research on employment law-related issues, including the use of arbitration clauses in employment contracts.

Within the firm, Ashleigh is the founder and chair of the firm’s Well-Being Committee.  She has also served on the firm’s mentoring and internal education committees.  She also serves on the Missouri Bar’s Lawyer’s Living Well Committee as well as the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’s Well-being Committee.  She has previously written and spoken on topics relating to mental health and the law, mentorship in practice, and ethics and civil procedure.

Ashleigh is currently serving a term on the Maplewood Public Library Board.  She has volunteered her time with the American Lung Association and the League of Women Voters. 


Public Interest Law Group Fellowship - 2005 Dean's Scholarship - 2004


The Ethics of Wellbeing, May 2022
Wellbeing and the Law, June 2021
Panelist, Chicago Women, Diversity & Change Conference, June, 2019.
Ethics in client communications, internal education, Foley & Mansfield University (FMU)
Local court procedures, internal education, Foley & Mansfield University (FMU)
Networking and Job Hunting, St. Louis University
Litigation Practice, St. Louis University


Stair Climb Team Captain and Participant, Former Member, Past Chair, St. Louis Board for the American Lung Association
Volunteer, National Arbor Day Foundation
Volunteer Judge, Missouri Mock Trial Competition

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  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Toxic Tort / Mass Tort
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Cannabis
  • St. Louis University School of Law, 2007, JD; 
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, 2004, BA, English and Rhetoric
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Wellbeing Committee Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association, Lawyers Living Well Committee Member
  • The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  •  Defense Research Institute (DRI)

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