We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley Teague and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashley, what principle do you value most?
Principle: Worry about taking *excellent* care of the client before even considering your own financial reward or compensation. And here’s a little secret, at least from my personal experience: Sticking by this principle is not only incredibly rewarding personally, but also garners the respect and trust of those around you, which in turn naturally leads to greater financial reward. Your business will organically grow and expand as your community learns you and your services are worthy of their trust.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am the owner and principal attorney of Teague Law, and am a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. I took an uncertain leap a decade ago when I opened Teague Law’s doors. During those first few years, I lived in utter financial uncertainty. But I persisted – I remained passionate about my work, and have tried at all times to operate Teague Law with integrity, competence, and compassion. It is not always easy – learning to delegate and manage time has been my greatest challenge as the firm continues to grow. My advice is to stay humble, flexible, and always open to learn or change if something isn’t working. I am incredibly proud of how far Teague Law has come, and I look forward to many more years to come!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
San Diego is such a wonderful place to live, and it is so fun to point friends in the right direction when they’re in town (which happens often when you live here – everyone wants to visit!) I’m a live music junkie, so first things first: check the calendars for Observatory, the Casbah, and Soda Bar and grab some tickets! If you’re looking for some of our city’s natural beauty, Sunset Cliffs, Balboa Park, Mission Bay or La Jolla. For some good food and beverages, check out Monello (Little Italy), Madison (University Heights), The Friendly (North Park), Cannonball (Mission Beach), and Kindred (South Park).
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my parents, Pat and Debbie Teague, who have always believed in me and supported my (sometimes extremely risky) life choices. And another shoutout to the many senior attorneys who took time and energy out of their very busy lives to mentor and teach me along the way.
Nikki Incandela (for the professional headshot)