Gradney, Ashlei Dior

Ashlei Dior Gradney

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Matters


Ashlei Dior Gradney is the owner of GRADNEY, PC, a general practice law firm focusing on Family Law, Probate, Injury/Death cases and Business matters. She graduated from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and became a member of the Texas Bar in 2013. Prior to law school, Ashlei earned both a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Marketing and a Master's in Business Administration from Lamar University, in her hometown of Beaumont, Texas.

Ashlei started GRADNEY, PC in March 2018. The majority of Ashlei's professional career includes working at the Law Office of Audrey Moorehead, PLLC under the tutelage of the now Judge Audrey Moorehead. It is here that Ashlei learned to operate a successful law office practice. During her career, Ashlei has litigated for a plethora of clients in both federal and state court. In addition to representing undisclosed athletes in confidential uncoupling proceedings, she was also on the trial teams of well-known comedian, Steve Harvey, author, Michael Baisden, and the high-profile Atatiana Jefferson case in Probate Court.

Professionally, Ashlei is a frequent speaker on issues of law throughout various bar associations, and personally on issues of race, society, and business development. Her maxim is: "I am a lawyer as my profession to earn a living, but advocacy and helping the less fortunate and disenfranchised is my passion." She proactively demonstrates this passion as she is well-engaged in local politics and hands-on campaigning, community, and educational events. Ashlei is the 2021 President-Elect of the J.L. Turner Legal Association, has served on the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors as Secretary-Treasurer, and belongs to the 2017 class of the prestigious National Bar Association's "40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates" Award. Ashlei has been rated by Super Lawyers and has been named a Rising Star for 2020 and 2021.


Consultation Fee: $200


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Marketing
  • Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas


  • 40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates Award

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Professional Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association's Board of Directors, Secretary-Treasurer, 2019
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association, Past President

Ancillary Businesses

Current Employment Position

  • Owner

Past Positions

  • Law Office of Audrey Moorehead, PLLC