Attorney and Staff

Kimberly Ries Ashley was born and raised in Moses Lake Washington and graduated from Moses Lake High School in 1991.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University in 1994.

Law Office of Kimberly Ries Ashley, P.S.

Later, Kimberly received her Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1998. While at Gonzaga she received the “Cali Excellence for the Future Award: for achievement in the study of advanced family law." She also was a frequent contributor to the Gonzaga School of Law newspaper, the “Bill of Particulars.” While an intern, Kimberly worked for the Gonzaga School of Law Legal Clinic, providing pro bono legal services for those in need.

Kimberly Ries Ashley's practice emphasizes family law. She is admitted to practice in the state of Washington and in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.

Kimberly Ries Ashley was born and raised in Moses Lake Washington and graduated from Moses Lake High School in 1991. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University in 1994.

Kimberly received her Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1998. While at Gonzaga she received the “Cali Excellence for the Future Award: for achievement in the study of Advanced Family Law" and “Cali Excellence for the Future Award for achievement in the study of Constitutional Law.” She also was a frequent contributor to the Gonzaga School of Law newspaper, the “Bill of Particulars.” While an intern, Kimberly worked for the Gonzaga School of Law Legal Clinic, providing pro bono legal services for those in need and Paine Hamblin Coffin Brooke and Miller a Spokane firm where she predominately worked under the firm’s head litigator.

While at Gonzaga, Kimberly met her husband Justin who was a Spokane native attending Eastern Washington University. Upon her graduation from Gonzaga, Kimberly returned to Moses Lake and began her legal career at the firm of Dano, Miller and Ries. After her husband completed his education and was commissioned into the United States Army, the couple moved to Fort Lewis, Washington.

While residing in Fort Lewis, Kimberly worked as a contract attorney but was then primarily focused on having and raising two children. After her husband left active service, Kimberly and her family relocated to Yakima, Washington. While in Yakima, Kimberly worked for the firm of Meyer, Fluegge and Tenney, P.S. where her practice emphasized family law and insurance defense. Following her husband’s tour in Iraq, Kimberly (with a focus on her family) returned to Moses Lake and opened this practice in 2006.

Kimberly has been active in the community since returning to Moses Lake. In the past 12 years she has served on the Moses Lake Park and Recreation Committee and as a member of Soroptimist International. Several years ago, Kimberly was one of several attorneys who taught at the People’s Law School offered on the campus of Big Bend Community College.

Kimberly has sponsored and supported Free Summer Concert and Movies Series in the Park, the 4th of July Celebration, the Quincy Balloon Festival, Big Bend Baseball, the Moses Lake Farmer’s Market, Moses Lake High School Chiefs (various sports), the Freedom Wrestling Club, Washington State Cougar Athletics and various other educational, sports and civic groups. Kimberly was an active member in the Rotary Club of Moses Lake where she served on the board, scholarship committee, backpacks for kids committee, various other internal committees, and named Paul Harris Fellow multiple times. Kimberly has been recognized by New Hope Domestic Abuse Treatment Center for her legal contributions to victims of domestic violence.

Currently, Kimberly spends most of her free time chasing her children’s school and sporting events and helping the fastpitch community of Moses Lake. Kimberly is the President of the Moses Lake Rattlers Fastpitch Association, a non-profit organization founded by Kimberly for the purposes of promoting youth fastpitch in the area. Kimberly coached fastpitch for approximately 8 years but now predominately assists the current Rattler Fastpitch coaches when needed and works to ensure the success longevity of the Rattlers Fastpitch Association. Kimberly’s passions include: family, fastpitch, Washington State University football, Gonzaga basketball, gardening and travel.

Kimberly Ries Ashley's practice emphasizes family law. She is admitted to practice in the state of Washington and in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Kimberly also serves occasionally as a Commissioner pro tem when needed for Grant County Superior Court and serves as a Grant County Superior Court Mediator.

Jessica Ramirez Bertholf

Jessica Ramirez Bertholf was born and raised in Moses Lake, Washington. She graduated from Moses Lake High School in 2005. Jessica joined the firm in 2007 where she has worked steadily in the area of family law and office management. Jessica married her husband Jake Bertholf in 2016. Jessica’s experience in the office and family law process is invaluable to the firm. When not at work (which isn’t often), Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and family golfing, boating and traveling.