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Deepti Asthana

Deepti joined Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC in 2013. She lives in Fairhope, Alabama with her family and is a member of the St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church.

At the firm, Deepti’s practice emphasizes the areas of Personal Injury, Estates and Trust Litigation, Will Contests, Unauthorized Practice of Law, Probate, and Estate Planning.

In 2017, Lawyers of Distinction nominated and accepted Deepti as one of the Top 10% of Alabama attorneys in Civil Litigation. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation (Peer Helpers). In 2015, she served on the Probate Court Committee of Baldwin County Bar Association.

Deepti attended law school at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) and has practiced law in the areas of taxation, including both corporate and income tax, and corporate and securities law. She continues to be licensed to practice law in the Province of Ontario (Canada).

Deepti was raised in New Delhi, India and is fluent in Hindi.

Education

  • J.D. (with Distinction), University of Western Ontario, Province of Ontario,
    Canada (2010)

    • Winner of the Michael C. McInerney Award for highest standing in Property Law
    • Winner of the Goodmans Award for highest average in courses in the area of Tax Law
    • Winner of the Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Award for highest standing in Income Tax and Corporate Taxation
    • Winner of the Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Award for best-written paper in Corporate Law
    • Winner of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) Student Award for Academic Excellence and Participation in SABA
    • Winner of the Diana Majury-Cheryl Waldrum Award for significant contribution in the area of Sex Discrimination and the Legal Process
    • Winner of the Law Society of Upper Canada Prize for Academic Excellence
  • B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), McMaster University, Province of Ontario, Canada (2006)
    • Winner of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Prize for Academic Excellence

Publication

While in law school, Deepti completed a paper titled “Gender Politics: Refugee Definition & the Safe Third Country Agreement” which addressed the procedural barriers encountered by refugee women in applying for asylum in Canada and the United States of America. This paper was later published in the 2010-2011 general issue of The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama Bar 2013
  • Ontario (Canada) Bar 2011