Ashley is AV®-rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized as a "Mid-South Rising Star" by Super Lawyers®. Her practice is focused on defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases pending in various state and federal venues throughout the country.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2009

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2015-2017
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Personal Injury – Products: Defense, 2012-2018
  • Top 50 Leaders in the Law, Mississippi Business Journal, 2012
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy
  • Coach, Mississippi College School of Law’s Rendigs Products Liability Moot Court Team
  • Mississippi Bar Leadership Class, 2015

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
    • Moot Court
    • Order of Barristers
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Am Jur Awards: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Wills & Estates, Labor Law, Sales & Leasing, and Trial Practice
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2006
  • Externship, Southern District of Mississippi, Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson

Experience

  • Defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases pending in various state and federal venues throughout the country. 
  • James Orams v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi; Civil Action No. 251-09-6909; August 16, 2013; summary judgment. 
  • Lyles v. Maselle & Associates et al.; Mississippi Arbitration Association; April 2, 2013; Trial Counsel; defense verdict. 
  • Foster Homes, LLC v. TruckPro, Inc., et. al—Successfully argued Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction; resulted in Judgment of Dismissal for out of state client.
  • ​Assisted the Trial Team in the following cases: 
  • Rosenberg v. Merck – First Fosamax case to go to trial in New Jersey coordinated mass tort litigation; resulted in defense verdict.
  • Maya  v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. –Eleven -week trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia.
  • Reynolds v. Hoffmann La Roche Inc., et. al.:  Four plaintiff Accutane trial which resulted in two defense verdicts.
  • Cavness v. Ethicon, Inc. et al. - Product liability action involving pelvic mesh. Tried in Dallas County, Texas; resulted in defense verdict. (2015). 

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “Alabama No Longer An Outliner State: Legislature says ‘NO’ to Innovator Liability” Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 8 No. 3, Fall 2015.
  • Speaker, NBI CLE Program: The Rules of Evidence A Practical Toolkit, September 2015.
  • Co-Author, "What Do California, Vermont, and Alabama Have In Common?" Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 6 No. 3, September 2013.
  • Co-Author, "What Do California, Vermont … and Alabama Have In Common?: Innovator-Liability for Brand-Name Prescription Drug Manufacturers", IADC Committee Newsletter, February 2013.
  • Author, "Guiding Your Company to Success--Itemization of FDA Guidances Regarding Drug and Medical Device" Pro Te: Solutio, January 2010.
  • Author, "The Twombly Transition" Pro Te: Solutio, May 2010.
  • Co-Author, "The Path to Aggregate Settlements," (Harmonie Group Presentation), May 2010.
  • Co-Author, "Understanding the Inherent Risks of Dual Representation" Securities Law 360, January 2010.
  • ​Author, "Case Law: The Twombly Transition: States Slow to Adopt Twombley’s Heightened Pleading Standard," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 3 No. 2, 12-13, May 2010.