Ashley is an attorney in the Richmond, VA office of Allen & Allen. She plays an integral role in the large and complex cases at the trial court and appellate level by identifying, analyzing, and addressing legal issues that affect our clients’ claims.Before joining Allen & Allen in 2014, Ashley spent ten years representing defendants and insurance companies in cases involving wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile and tractor-trailer accidents, brain injury, premises liability, and toxic exposures. Her background as a defense lawyer gives her valuable insight into how insurance companies and their litigators handle personal injury claims. She is a sought-after public speaker and has given lectures on a variety of litigation topics including federal procedure, legal ethics, corporate depositions, e-discovery, and effective techniques for handling out-of-state litigation. She has been asked to speak by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the Richmond Paralegal Association, the VTLA Women’s Caucus, the Institute for Paralegal Education, and the National Business InstituteAshley is an active member of the VTLA’s Amicus Curiae Committee, and regularly writes briefs to the Supreme Court of Virginia promoting justice and access to courts on behalf of injured people. Currently, she serves as Chair of the VTLA Women’s Caucus, and is an active member of the VTLA’s Legislative, Education and Annual Convention Committees.In 2016, Ashley was on the team of Allen & Allen attorneys who obtained a $42 million settlement for three men who were seriously burned and the family of one man who was killed as a result of a workplace explosion. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from the College of William and Mary.Before attending law school, Ashley lived and worked as an archaeologist in Mexico and the Caribbean. She is a fluent Spanish-speaker.