Ashley’s practice focuses primarily on defending motor carriers and insurers in the trucking industry against personal injury claims arising out of roadway
accidents. Ashley has defended trucking companies in catastrophic injury, brain injury, spine injury, and wrongful death cases. Ashley responds to accident
scenes and works with experts in the fields of human factors, biodynamics, and accident reconstruction.
In addition, Ashley defends business owners, product manufacturers, and their insurers against a wide array of personal injury claims. On occasion, Ashley
represents individuals in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Ashley practiced in Hampton Roads where she represented transportation entities and businesses before state and federal
courts. Ashley has defended bus companies, amusement parks, and railroads against various personal injury claims.
Ashley has first-chaired over a dozen trials to defense verdicts for motor carriers, transportation companies, premises owners, and product manufacturers.
She has successfully briefed and argued numerous dispositive motions in state and federal court.
Ashley has conducted hundreds of depositions and examinations for trial purposes. She routinely evaluates medical records and prepares experts for
depositions and trial testimony.
In addition to her trial experience, Ashley has extensive experience negotiating cases to settlement through mediation and without the aid of a neutral
Virginia Super Lawyers selected Ashley as a Rising Star in Civil Litigation from 2013 through 2016, an honor reserved for only
2.5% of eligible attorneys.
In 2016, Chambers USA named Ashley an "Associate to Watch" in Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) (Nationwide).
Ashley received her Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law where she was an associate editor of the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University where she was an NCAA cross-country athlete.
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