About C. Ashley Callahan


Education and Admissions

2000 - J.D., summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law

1996 - B.A., Government, The University of Texas

While attending Texas Tech University, Ashley was a member of the Texas Tech Law Review, Phi Delta Phi, and Order of the Coif.

Ashley was admitted to practice in Texas in 2000. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the District of Colorado, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, and Federal Circuits.

Ashley served in the United States Army Reserve as a Military Journalist from 1993 through 1999.


  • Austin Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Copyright Society of the USA (Texas chapter)
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

     Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts

  • Former member of board of directors (elected 2013)
  • Advisory board member for state and local organizations which provide pro bono services to the creative communities.
  • Member of task force which reviewed participation in patent pro bono program with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has provided ongoing assistance.
  • Co-founder and board member of Austin Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, an organization which worked for several years with a broad cross section of the Austin arts and legal communities toward the goal of establishing a local organization to provide pro bono services to the creative communities in Austin. This goal was accomplished in 2012 when TALA opened its Central Texas office, and later when TALA's statewide headquarters moving to Austin in 2013.

     Pro Bono Asylum

  • Former board member and attorney volunteer for Bernardo Kohler Center (BKC), an organization which provides pro bono services to refugees seeking asylum in the United States.
  • Created, lead, and participated in program for handling pro bono asylum cases at Fulbright. Numerous cases have since been tried to a final conclusion before the U.S. Immigration Court in San Antonio.