Spotlight: Florida AG Ashley Moody

Professional Background:
Ashley Moody was elected as attorney general in 2018 and reelected in 2022. AG Moody began her legal career at Holland & Knight LLP, practicing commercial litigation. She subsequently joined the US Attorney’s Office prosecuting drug, firearm, and fraud offenses. In 2006, at the age of 31, she became the youngest judge in Florida when she was elected Circuit Court Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. She is the Chair of Florida’s Statewide Council on Human Trafficking and was appointed by the Governor as Chair of Florida’s Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse.

AG Moody’s priorities for the office include:

  • Fighting fraud and scams, and investigating unfair or deceptive business practices and filing legal actions to stop such practices;
  • Enforcing antitrust laws; and
  • Protecting consumers’ sensitive data by investigating identity theft and other data security incidents.

Education: AG Moody earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting and her J.D. from the University of Florida. She later attended Stetson University College of Law earning a Masters of Law in International Law.

Personal: AG Moody and her husband, Justin, a federal law enforcement agent, have two sons, Brandon and Connor.