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  • Kirby, Gilbert & Ashley, L.C.  – Firm Profile


    Todd Kirby, Partner

    Todd Kirby was born in Beckley, West Virginia, and spent his childhood in Fairdale. After attending Liberty High School, Todd continued his education at Marshall University, where he received degrees in Political Science and History in 2007. Todd later attended Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he earned a Juris Doctorate and developed a passion for family law, which he chose as his main area of practice.

    After admission to the West Virginia Bar Association, Todd returned to the Beckley area to establish his own law office. His main professional goal is to provide affordable, client-centered legal services to the community members of Southern West Virginia. He works to provide results for his clients while also ensuring that they feel comfortable and informed throughout the duration of their case.

    In his spare time, Todd enjoys biking, traveling, fishing reading, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife, Beth, and dog, Marcy. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation with Todd Kirby to have him help you with your legal matter.


    David Gilbert, Partner

    David Gilbert was born in Cuba, New York, and his parents were fifth-generation farmers. He grew with that family heritage and spent time milking cows, driving a tractor, and stacking hay. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he met the West Virginian who would later become his wife, Heather Day Gilbert.

    After college, David attended Columbia Law School in New York, New York. His coursework focused on preparation for corporate practice. In 1997, he married Heather at the Bluestone Baptist Church, in Jumping Branch, West Virginia. David and Heather are happily married and have three children.

    David began practicing law in the New York City office of Kaye Scholer, where he was an associate in the corporate and finance department. From there, he worked for Richardson & Pullen, P.C., a general practice law firm in Fillmore, New York, then spent three years as an assistant district attorney in Allegany County, New York. David accepted a teaching position at Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia in 2007, where he taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Environmental Law, and State and Local Government.

    David also helped coach Liberty’s highly successful negotiation competition teams. Among the students he taught were two fine lawyers-to-be from West Virginia—Todd Kirby and Lindsey Ashley. In 2012, David and Heather moved to Nimitz, West Virginia, where David became a law clerk for Judge Paul M. Blake, Jr., of Fayetteville. In 2013, David joined Kirby, Gilbert & Ashley, L.C.

    In his spare time, David enjoys reading, shooting, weightlifting, and helping on his parents’ farm. He and his family attend Daniels Bible Church. His professional goals are to serve his clients promptly and to provide them with legal work of the highest quality.


    Lindsey Ashley, Partner

    Lindsey Ashley was born in Beckley, West Virginia, and spent the majority of her life in nearby Pineville, in Wyoming County. After attending Wyoming East High School, Lindsey continued her education at Concord University. She later transferred to West Virginia University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2010. Lindsey then attended Liberty University School of Law, in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she earned a Juris Doctorate. After admission into the West Virginia Bar Association, Lindsey decided to return to the Beckley area to pursue her legal career with her former Liberty classmate, Todd Kirby, as well as her former Liberty professor, David Gilbert.

    Her professional goal is to provide members of the Southern West Virginia community with affordable, dedicated legal services, while applying faith, reason, and ethics. She strives to provide clients with optimal results, while keeping them informed throughout the process.

    In 2014, Lindsey was elected by her colleagues in Raleigh and Wyoming counties to represent District 9 in the Young Lawyers Executive Committee for the West Virginia State Bar. She is currently serving a three-year term in that position.

    Lindsey is a life-long member of Cook Memorial Baptist Church, and enjoys tennis, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her husband, Tyler, and dogs, Emma, Mafia, and Dixie.