Asha Wilkerson takes great pride in working with and teaching BIPOC entrepreneurs about business formation, contract creation, and liability reduction. She is committed to helping entrepreneurs of color not only start businesses, but also stay in business for years to come. She also enjoys training leaders in the areas diversity and leadership and she has a particular affinity for working with non-profit and faith-based organizations.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Wilkerson is a full-time professor and Department Chair of the Legal Studies Program at American River College in Sacramento. Though her paralegal program she has implemented a monthly record expungement clinic that assists participants in clearing past criminal records. So far her clinic has served over 200 participants in just one year.
California Lawyer Magazine has named Ms. Wilkerson a Super Lawyer Rising Star for the past 6 years. In January 2020 she received a social justice award from the Sacramento Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and received the Attorney of the Year award from the Wiley Manuel Bar Association in Sacramento in August 2019.
Ms. Wilkerson was also honored with a human rights award from Chans Altenativ/Alternative Chance, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating on the behalf of Haitian criminal deportees, the Power 40 Award from Oakland’s Allen Temple Baptist Church for being an influential young adult leader, and a Pro Bono award for her work with the AIDS Legal Referral Panel in San Francisco.
Ms. Wilkerson received a B.A. in English (with a Minor in Communications) from Santa Clara University, received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings, and earned a Masters in Business Administration at California State University, East Bay.
When out of the office, Ms. Wilkerson enjoys traveling, reading, Cuban salsa, and throwing parties. She is conversational in Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole with plans to tackle American Sign Language and French next.