Ashley Hall

Client Communications Director

Ashley helps clients throughout their entire experience with GessnerLaw. From initial communications to final decisions in their cases, Ashley helps clients stay informed. Ashley is often the first person a client will speak with, ensuring he or she feels engaged from day one.

Ashley has always had a passion for people. With a degree in Sociology and a Master's in Education, Ashley spent the majority of her early career as a teacher. She loved her time in the classroom and the opportunity to help children on their educational journey. After taking some time off to start a family, she returned to the workplace and eventually joined GessnerLaw in early 2020.

In her free time, Ashley spends her time with her husband and three children. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and watching her children play soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey.

Angela Lopez

Angela Lopez

Executive Assistant

Angela is a former Bostonian who relocated to the Charlotte area in 2020, just prior to the pandemic. She has over 20 years’ experience working at various companies such as Northrup Grumman and Sun Microsystems (and even previously held a DoD Secret Clearance). After relocating to South Florida in 2001, she quickly began supporting high level CEOs, one of whom was listed as #10 in “Forbes Top 100” South Florida CEOs. Angela’s professionalism, strong work ethic, and solution-focused demeanor has allowed her to become an invaluable asset and confidant to all those around her. She takes pride in a job well done, holds a high level of discretion, and enjoys being part of a winning team!

Angela and her husband later relocated to Kentucky in 2009, where she was finally able to embrace her entrepreneurial spirit and align it with her love for animals. She studied the pet industry closely, became a certified dog groomer, and ultimately started what is now a successful “Doggie Daycare Resort”. The unique and upscale resort was well received in the community and continues to thrive today under new ownership. Having started her business from the ground up, Angela fully understands the commitment needed to be a successful business owner. She experienced first-hand the countless hours, extremely hard work, and absolute dedication it takes to own and run a business. After 10 years of working countless hours while pouring their heart and soul into their business, they made the hard decision to leave Kentucky to be closer to family – and the Charlotte area became their new home!

Angela joined the GessnerLaw team in 2022 and is beyond excited to be part of a dedicated team that is focused on helping to protect people whose employment rights have been violated. She brings with her a strong work ethic and a host of unique skills, as well as her kind spirit, calm demeanor, and sincere compassion for helping others!

When not working, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, and their 3 fur-babies, 2 Aussies, Zula and Daisy, and their very sweet 185lb English Mastiff, Maggie. Angela also enjoys exploring new restaurants, hiking/working out, weekend trips, but mostly she is grateful to finally have more time to spend with both friends and family!