Ashley D. Marks

Ashley D. Marks is a Partner at Hankey Marks & Crider, which she joined in 2011. She had previously worked at the firm for two years as a Law Clerk while she finished law school. Her primary practice areas are Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Personal Injury, ERISA, life insurance litigation, and Social Security Disability.

She attended law school at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, graduating in 2011. Prior to this, she attended Indiana University, where she obtained two Bachelor degrees in English and Philosophy. While in law school, she was an intern for the Indiana University School of Medicine’s legal department. She also served on the board for the International Moot Court Competition as a writer, and was awarded the best overall written brief during the school’s 2010 annual competition.

During her legal career, Ashley has been recognized as an Advocate by the American Association for Justice. In 2014, she was named as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40. She has also been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for numerous years, from 2015-2021. In addition, she remains active in several professional legal organizations.

Ashley considers herself blessed to be a part of the legal community as a whole. As an attorney, she prides herself on attention to detail, being compassionate to the needs of others, and being diligent in the representation of her clients. She is proud to help lead the legal team at Hankey Marks & Crider, an office committed to serving the injured and disabled throughout Indiana and the Midwest.

Ashley truly enjoys serving within her community. Professionally, she regularly represents Hankey Marks & Crider at various events which provide support for individuals living with disabilities. Personally, she frequently volunteers at her church, and her town’s local foodbank. One of her favorite events to participate in at her church is Night to Shine, which provides an unforgettable prom experience for individuals with special needs.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her son and family, cheering on her favorite sports teams (Braves, Pacers and Colts), and traveling. She also enjoys anything that keeps her active, including rock climbing and running. She regularly runs half marathons, including all her local favorites: the Indianapolis Half Marathon, the Monumental Marathon, and the 500 Mini Marathon.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Active member in the Indiana Bar Association
  • Active member in the Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Active member in the American Association for Justice

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker at the 2014 Indiana Key Consumer Mental Health Conference
  • Presenter to RHI (Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana) in 2016 regarding injury-related claims with a special focus on Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Long Term Disability benefits.
  • Speaker in 2019 at the National Business Institute’s Continuing Legal Education Course: How to Cross-Examine Vocational Experts
  • Speaker in 2020 at the National Business Institute’s Continuing Legal Education Course: Social Security Disability- Proving Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Claims.

Contact Information

Ashley D. Marks
Hankey Marks & Crider
429 E Vermont St #200
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 634-8565
Fax: (317) 634-9818

What Clients Have to Say

I had been denied my Social Security the first time about 12 years ago. I gave up, I didn't file an appeal. UI did everything I could to work and help with our expenses, to no avail. About 3 years ago I felt forced to try to file again, even encouraged by my Dr. Again, I was denied. But this time I didn't give up. I needed the help and I believed by law I should have it. So I called Hankey Law. I was skeptical at first and my husband was even more so.  The wait for a hearing is beyond crazy and there is very little anyone can do to speed it up. During the wait the Hankey team was there to help with my anxiety and impatient fears. They continued to keep my medical information current. We finally went to court, twice The Hankey Team was there all the way to the end and then some. We won!!! I couldn't just thank 1 or 2 people at Hanky they really are a team. We used to snicker when Mr. Hanky said in those commercials "We hope you never need us, but if do we're here when need us". I'm not sure that's the exact quote but it's 100% true. I'm very grateful they were there when I needed them.

Shelby S.

Lynne was very helpful and informative guiding me through the twist and turns involved with achieving Disability benefits. With her talented and professional knowledge I was awarded Disability. Highly recommend Hankey Marks & Crider.

Randy G.

Several years ago I became seriously ill, had to give up my job and needed help in getting Disability.  Within 1 day of asking others Hankey's Law Office was recommended by 5 people!  It was a no brainer.  Hankey it would be.  I was extremely naive & nervous with the process and needed a lot of guidance.  Hankey's staff was very pleasant & helpful.  My biggest shout-outs go to Jered, my Case Manager and Sondra Burger, the Attorney for my case. Jered had the patience of a saint to field my nerves and questions. He was always prompt with return phone calls and handled my questions in a calm, kind and knowledgeable manner.  Sondra Burger was the advocate you need as you go to Court.  She gave clear directions and stood strong beside me as I answered my questions.  She made sure and errant answer would not affect my case.  I was fully aware of her presence and support, leading me to speak up for myself and my needs.  I am sincerely grateful.

Cindy T.

I recommend Hankey Marks & Crider to everyone I know that needs assistance. They are top notch people. Everyone that I've had the pleasure of being in contact with has been very helpful and always get back to you in a timely manner. We most recently worked with Stacy Crider and Melissa Davidson, and they were both fantastic. Thank you for all your help and for listening to my problems. You're great!!!

Kim B.

Melissa with Hankey law did a wonderful job in helping me get my ssdi benefits as well as getting my dead beat health insurance to pay for cheating me out of 2years of long term disability benefits. I would recommend Hankey law to anyone needing help in those situations!

Travis P.