Solo and Small Firm Section Chair Ayesha Washington is the owner and principal attorney of The Washington Law Firm, LLC, in Charleston. Her areas of practice include general litigation, nursing home litigation, complex personal injury, Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), train grade crossing collisions, product liability, toxic torts, contracts, and probate and estates.
An active member of her community, Ayesha is currently Vice Chair for Metanoia, a community development corporation designed to use neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing, and generate economic development. She is also a board member and mentor for the Young Ladies Conquering Obstacles, a teen enrichment program; and is a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church where she has served as the Coordinator for Vacation Bible School for the past three years. She is a member of the church’s Health Ministry and facilities the church’s exercise program. She is a certified Zumba Instructor.
Previously, she served on the Advisory Board for the non-profit organization: It's Up to Me! (a teen pregnancy prevention program) from 2005 to 2009; the School’s Out Board from 2006 to 2009; and Carolina Empowerment Group (a HIV/AIDS awareness program) from 2007 to 2011.
In addition to her work on the Solo & Small Firm Section Council, Ayesha is also a board member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, and a member of the Charleston County Bar Association. A graduate of Clemson University, the University of South Carolina School of Law, and The Citadel, Ayesha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Juris Doctor, and a Masters in Business Administration.