Ashley Hartman Sappenfield is the Social Security Disability Department Attorney and Manager at Lanier Law Group. Attorney Sappenfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in English Literary Studies. She received her law degree from Elon University School of Law where she participated in Moot Court and the Pro Bono Board. Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Sappenfield worked with Pinnacle Law Firm (formerly Smith Horton Law) as a law clerk assisting in capital defense cases and at Womble Bond Dickinson on their eDiscovery team. Attorney Sappenfield is the membership chair of the North Carolina Associates for Justice (NCAJ) Disability Advocacy Section. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR) and is a board member of the Next Generation Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the Greensboro Bar Association (GBA).
She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and primarily appears in the Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro Hearing offices.
When Attorney Sappenfield is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog. She may be found playing recreational volleyball or reading a book.