Meet the Team

Ashly Mae Guernaccini

Founding Attorney


Ashly Guernaccini founded atCAUSE Law Office because she knows good legal representation is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Her practice is focused on business law, specifically contract law, business transactions, dispute resolution, business formation, and labor law.

Ashly received her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and went on to receive her Doctor of Law Degree from Duquesne University School of Law. She spent over ten years as in-house counsel for large, nonprofit healthcare providers, managing their legal departments and overseeing regulatory compliance, trademark protection, labor and employment law administration, contract management, and many more legal and business functions.

While Ashly is already a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, she joined the Florida Bar in 2020 to start helping small business owners in Pinellas County with all of their legal needs.

Ashly can explain complex legal matters in a way that those who know nothing of the law can understand. She's very efficient and great at time management, which saves clients money on legal fees. Ashly takes pride in really getting to know the people and businesses she services, and firmly believes that building a strong relationship is the foundation from which the magic happens. atCAUSE Law Office is here to make Florida business law affordable and easy to understand.

Bar Admissions: Florida (2020), Pennsylvania (2001)

John P. Waterman

Of Counsel

John P. Waterman is Of Counsel for atCAUSE Law Office. He provides legal advice and assistance to clients on a variety of legal and business-related matters. John has over ten years of experience working with sole proprietorships, small businesses, large corporations, nonprofits and federal agencies. He provides smart legal solutions to help clients achieve the best business outcomes. 

John received his B.A. from Bucknell University and his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law. He also completed his M.B.A at American University Kogod School of Business and his L.L.M. with specialization in International Business Law at American University Washington College of Law. 

Bar Admissions: New York (2009), Connecticut (2009), and District of Columbia (2020), Florida (2021)

Joe Guernaccini

Chief Communications Officer


Joe Guernaccini has over 15 years of business management, quality control experience, and marketing experience.

With a passion for going above and beyond what's expected, Joe works to ensure the business side of atCause Law Office runs smoothly and efficiently. Additionally, he makes sure atCause Law's message reaches business owners throughout Pinellas County so they know who they can turn to when they need help with business law.