Ashlie Case Sletvold is a partner at The Chandra Law Firm. She practices civil rights and employment litigation here in Cleveland, Ohio. She knows that her clients are going through circumstances that are intensely taxing in so many ways. Ashlie prides herself on being a relentless advocate and devoting her considerable energy to serving her clients. Ashlie attended the University of Akron and then earned her J.D. at the Yale Law School.
What is more impressive is that Ashlie is more than an experienced trial attorney. She also counsels her clients in EEOC and OCRC proceedings on Title IX sexual-assault proceedings in colleges and universities. She is skilled in using Ohio’s sunshine laws to conduct investigations and isn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with offices that don’t meet their obligations.
Ashlie was kind enough to give us some of her time to answer a few questions about her practice. Learn more about Ashlie below!
Q: What is the most rewarding aspect of being an attorney?
A: The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping clients through some of the most challenging times of their lives. I enjoy solving people’s problems. My least favorite part of my job is how long it takes to do that.
Q: If you weren’t practicing law, what would you be doing?
If I weren’t practicing law, I would be coaching volleyball at the collegiate level.
*(Fun fact about Ashlie, she attended the University of Akron on a volleyball scholarship, and then at Yale she served as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs volleyball team! She’s still involved in the volleyball community as a collegiate and USAV official.)
Q: What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins.
Q: If you could give advice to new attorneys, what would it be?
I encourage new attorneys to aggressively pursue the performative aspects of practice from depositions to hearings to trial roles. You need stand-up experience to get better.