Ashley H. Lukis Attorney At Law

Ashley H. Lukis - Attorney at Law

Litigation Deputy Section Chair

T 850.577.9090
F 850.577.3311
Tallahassee 301 South Bronough Street Suite 600 Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Versatile and practical litigator with deep capital roots. Effective writer and oral advocate at trial and appellate court levels.

Ashley Lukis defends private clients and government entities in civil litigation at the trial and appellate court levels, in both federal and state court. Ashley’s expertise is centered around litigation involving public entities and issues of public policy, including complex constitutional claims and defenses. Ashley also practices in the area of administrative and regulatory law, including rulemaking and permitting disputes, and applications for highly-regulated and competitive licenses. She also has experience in election law, most recently serving as outside litigation counsel to a national political party. Her clients have included various state agencies, the Florida Legislature, and several state universities, in addition to private companies from a variety of industries.

A significant portion of Ashley’s administrative experience revolves around Florida’s highly-regulated outdoor advertising industry. Ashley understands the constraints and opportunities of the administrative process and works closely with clients to navigate regulatory requirements throughout all phases, from pre-application planning, through the licensure process, and in both informal and formal resolution of legal issues surrounding licensure, including administrative litigation. 

Given this background, Ashley is equipped to protect and defend client interests in any forum. Ashley regularly teams with GrayRobinson colleagues in the government affairs and lobbying, regulated products, complex business litigation, and eminent domain practices to provide comprehensive advisory services for clients. 

  • Notable Work
    • Link v. Diaz, Case No. 4:21cv271,--- F.Supp.3d ----, 2023 WL 2984726 (N.D. Fla. Apr. 17, 2023)
    • Department of Management Services v. AFSCME Florida Council 79 of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, 353 So.3d 1237 (Fla. 1st DCA 2022)
    • Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General re Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments, 290 So. 3d 837 (Fla. 2020)
    • Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General re: Prohibits Possession of Defined Assault Weapons, 296 So. 3d 376, No. SC19-1266 (Fla. June 4, 2020)
    • Alexander v. Mayhew, 451 F. Supp. 3d 1293 (N.D. Fla. Mar. 31, 2020)
    • Alexander v. Mayhew, 334 F.R.D. 626 (N.D. Fla. Mar. 31, 2020)
    • Berlin v. State Dep’t of Transp., 287 So. 3d 631 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020)
    • Snyder v. Fla. Prepaid College Board, 269 So. 3d 586 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019)
    • Corcoran v. Geffin, 250 So. 3d 779 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018)
    • Weaver v. Volusia County, 352 So. 3d 392 (Fla. 5th DCA 2022) (on behalf of amicus curiae)
    • Roldan v. City of Hallandale Beach, --- So. 3d ----, No. 4D22-103, 2023 WL 2777539 (Fla. 4th DCA Apr. 5, 2023) (on behalf of amicus curiae)
  • Recognition
    • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021-2024
      • Administrative / Regulatory Law
      • Appellate Practice
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
      • Government Relations Practice
      • Transportation Law
    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2023
  • Insights
    • “Intersection of the Law & the LGBTQ Community,” Federalist Society Second Annual Florida Young Lawyers Summit, July 16, 2022
  • Media
    • "Personnel File --- People on the Move, September 14, 2023," News Service of Florida, September 14, 2023
    • "Personnel File --- People on the Move, July 31, 2023," News Service of Florida, July 31, 2023
    • "DeSantis faces deadline to report his finances," Politico, July 28, 2023
    • "Gov. DeSantis appoints 3 to Commission on Ethics," Florida Politics, July 27, 2023
  • Affiliations
    • The Florida Bar
    • Florida Commission on Ethics
      • Chair
    • Guardian Ad Litem, Second Judicial Circuit, 2016–2019
    • Republican National Lawyers Association
    • Tallahassee Bar Association
      • Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, 2016–2019
    • The Federalist Society
  • Credentials
    • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2013, magna cum laude
    • B.S., Florida State University, 2009, magna cum laude
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida