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Kelsey Ashworth is an associate at Nikolaus and Hohenadel, LLP with a focus in Family Law and litigation matters. A Lancaster native, Kelsey graduated from Hempfield High School before going on to graduate magna cum laude from Moravian College with a degree in Psychology.

Kelsey received her law degree from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. While in law school, she competed across the country as a member of the school’s Trial Team. In 2016, she and her teammates won the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, in which over nine-hundred law students competed nationwide. As a part of the law school’s Moot Court, she was awarded best brief in the internal competition and was a semi-finalist in oral argument. She worked as an intern for the Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before working as a Certified Legal Intern at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Upon graduation, she received the Thomas R. Kline School of Law Excellence in Trial Advocacy Award.

Before working at Nikolaus and Hohenadel, LLP, Kelsey worked for the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney. In addition to prosecuting crimes, she ran the Bad Check Restitution Program and briefly served as the liaison to the Veteran’s Court Program. During her time in Dauphin County, she was most passionate about her work as the Deputy District Attorney for the Dauphin County Drug Court Program. Together with the Drug Court Team, she worked to combat the growing opioid epidemic and helped recovering addicts create and maintain sober, productive lives.

You may reach Kelsey via e-mail at kashworth@n-hlaw.com.


♦ Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
♦ Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


♦ Lancaster Bar Association