Meyer Law
Close this search box.

Team Spotlight Featuring Melody Ashby

Melody Ashby Profile


Melody Ashby


Senior Attorney

Length of time with Meyer Law: 

12 years (as of 2024!)

What do you love most about your current position?  

What I love most about my current position is that I am not doing the same exact thing every day.  Every day I am handling unexpected challenges, which requires a wide range of skills and constant learning.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a founder of a growing company?  

Recognize when you need to ask for help.  You don’t know what you don’t know, so find someone to help you  make smart decisions and get on the right path.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to an entrepreneur just starting out?   

It only ends when you decide to quit, so don’t give up and maintain a growth mindset because entrepreneurship is a hard path to take.  It’s key to be able to pivot/change and learn from challenges along the way.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give a company raising a series A round? 

Get your legal ducks in a row – it will make the fundraising round go that much smoother!

What inspired you to become a lawyer?   

Unlike many stories you may hear about being a kid and dreaming of becoming a lawyer, that was not the case for me!  I didn’t necessarily want to be a lawyer.  I very much enjoyed the arts, but I was more interested in pursuing a degree that would be intellectually challenging.  More importantly – I have stayed in this profession because I really love knowing that I am having a positive impact on our clients’ business journey.

If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you do professionally?  

Something in the arts – probably photography!

What keeps you motivated when things get tough?  

Just staying optimistic – this too shall pass!  I remind myself that tough times don’t last forever and lean on my family and co-workers for additional support when I need it.