Ashley is an experienced trial attorney and member in the Business Litigation Practice Group. She also serves as Chair of the Utilities Industry Team. Ashley represents clients in a wide-array of business and appellate litigation, including commercial disputes, contract disputes, energy litigation, real estate litigation, title insurance defense, non-compete agreements, defamation claims, as well as class actions involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Ashley has successfully defended her clients as lead counsel in several trials and has significant experience in all facets of trial and pre-trial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the State of Ohio.
In addition to her trial work, Ashley has successfully defended multiple clients in the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Tenth District Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining FBT, Ashley served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio. In this role, she represented the State of Ohio and its instrumentalities, including its universities, hospitals, agencies and departments in civil litigation before the Ohio Court of Claims. During her tenure in the Court of Claims Defense Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Ashley gained extensive litigation experience in all phases of litigation, including pre-trial practice, trial work and appellate practice. As an Assistant Attorney General, Ashley’s primary representation was defending a leading state university in civil actions before the Court of Claims.
Before serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Ashley practiced as a Litigation Associate in the Columbus office of an Am Law 100 firm. In this role, Ashley gained experience litigating cases in various state and federal courts throughout the country.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
The Internet Law Journal, Senior Editor
The Canada-U.S. Law Journal, Associate Editor
Milton A. Kramer Civil Litigation and Mediation Clinic
University of Toledo, B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude, 2006
United States Southern District of Ohio
United States Northern District of Ohio
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Appellate Practice, 2021-2022
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars®, 2018-2022
Recognized in the 2017 edition of “People to Know in Law” by Columbus Business First. (October 2017)
Columbus Bar Association, Former Board of Governors Member
Columbus Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee Member
Columbus Bar Association, Common Pleas Court Committee Member
Columbus Bar Association, Member
The Better Lawyer, Editor-in-Chief
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation Section Member
Ohio State Bar Association, Legislative Reform Committee Member
Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Member
Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Current Immediate Past President & Trustee
Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Former President
Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Past President-Elect
Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Former Secretary
Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Former Treasurer
Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Former Networking Chairwoman
Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Former Law School Liaison
Young Professionals of Columbus, Member
YWCA of Columbus, Chase Gen-Y Leadership Program
YWCA Family Center Volunteer
High School and Middle School Mock Trial Coach
Children’s Hunger Alliance Volunteer
Dress for Success Volunteer
Panelist, “Big Ideas to Help Women Reach Parity,” Columbus CEO Diverse Leaders in Law, January 2022
Panelist, “The Importance of Rainmaking and Business Development,” Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, January 2022
Presenter, “Maybe She’s Born with It. Maybe It’s a Mental Thing,” Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, January 2020
Presenter, “Mineral Rights: Ownership and Potential Title Claims” for the Ohio Land and Title Association Spring Seminar; April 2017.
Panelist, The Ohio State University Moritz School of Law Discussion on Resiliency and Professionalism in the Law; February 2017.
Keynote Speaker for Women Lawyers of Franklin County 75th Anniversary Soiree; February 2017.
Presenter, “New Rules to Play By” CLE discussing recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; November 2016.
Presenter for Recent Questions Raised by Corban and the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute; December 2016.
Moderator for Panel Discussion on Women Who’ve Made History, featuring Former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery, Former Supreme Court of Ohio Justice Yvette McGee Brown, and Former Secretary of State and current Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Brunner; March 2016.
Moderator for Ted Talk Discussion for Women in the Legal Profession on work-life balance; February 2016.
Panelist for discussion on work-life balance for young attorneys for the Young Lawyers Committee of the Columbus Bar Association; February 2016.
Featured in August 19, 2016 Edition of Columbus Business First for leadership in the legal community.
“When ‘Cleaning Up’ Gets Dirty: The Ethical Implications Surrounding E-Discovery and Social Media”, The Ohio State Bar Association Litigation Section Newsletter, Vol. 17, Issue 3, 2013.
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