Rippy, Stepps & Associates

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Ashley Stepps

Managing Partner
Location:   North Little Rock, Arkansas
Phone:   501-697-4279
Fax:   501-503-0327

Ashley is experienced in working with the legal problems of aging individuals and those with special needs. She counsels businesses, seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families on issues pertaining to estate and business planning, special needs planning, asset preservation, eligibility for means-tested government benefits (Medicaid, Social Security Claims, etc.), fiduciary appointments and representation, (guardians, trustees, trust protectors, etc.), and advocacy.

Ashley is recognized throughout the state for her work in Medicaid crisis planning. A key aspect of her practice is assisting clients with filing and navigating Medicaid applications. 

Formerly with The Raymon B. Harvey Law Firm, Ashley is a highly respected voice in the fields of Medicaid and special needs planning, and her services are frequently sought by clients and attorneys throughout the country. With her knowledgeable guidance, attorneys can rest assured that their clients’ needs and the strict requirements of Social Security and Medicaid will be met.

Ashley is also a trusted advisor to financial institutions, corporate fiduciaries, and other attorneys with judicial and administrative accountings and counseling regarding initial or continued means-tested government benefits eligibility for their trust beneficiaries or clients.

Ashley is also a sought-after speaker and has presented on numerous occasions on the topics of elder and disability law, estate planning, heirs property, special needs trusts, and public benefits. She is a Veterans Administration (“VA”) Accredited Attorney and her writings on pet trusts have been published by Outskirts Press.

Ashley was born and raised in the Arkansas Delta in Pine Bluff and spends her free time serving her community and visiting the World’s Wonders.

Headshot of Ashley Stepps in a yellow blazer and white shirt on an outdoor brick wall background.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association –Elder Law Section, Vice Chair – 2023-2024; Secretary – 2022-2023; Chair – 2016-2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Inc. – Board Member
  • Junior League of Little Rock
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Bar Association – Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section – Member At Large
  • National Care Planning Council
  • Stepps2Inspire, Inc. – Board Member
  • W. Harold Flowers Law Society


  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate & Business Planning
  • Heirs Property & Quiet Title
  • Long Term Care/Medicaid Planning
  • Probate
  • Special Needs Trust

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Elder Law by Super Lawyers, 2018-2023
  • Elder Law Top Attorney, Arkansas Life Magazine
  • Legal Elite, Arkansas Money & Politics Magazine, 2022

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Wm. H. Bowen School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • J.D.
  • Delaware State University
    • Bachelor of Science
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