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Ashley Weaver's legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate level. Prior to joining WTO in 2013, she served as a litigation attorney at Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cleveland, Ohio where she represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations in business and product liability litigation.
Ashley also previously served as a law clerk to The Honorable Patricia A. Gaughan of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She also worked as a litigation attorney at the Boston law firm Foley Hoag LLP.
Before attending law school, Ashley worked as a chemist at BFGoodrich and as a technical support engineer at MicroStrategy. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a staff member and the online editor of the Law and Policy in International Business Journal and was selected as a Law Fellow to teach a first year legal research and writing section. She earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Cornell University.
- Obtained summary judgment for a national legal malpractice carrier in an attorney-lien enforcement action in Wyoming district court. In this matter of first impression, the Court held that the plain language of the statute precluded the plaintiff law firm's attorney-lien and constructive fraud claims. As the prevailing party under the statute, WTO obtained a significant award of attorneys' fees and costs for its client.
- Allen v. Michelin (Ariz. Sup. Ct. Mohave Cnty. 2015) - Won a unanimous defense verdict for Michelin following a three-week trial in Arizona state court in which the plaintiff demanded $20 million in actual and punitive damages.
- Won a complete defense verdict for a Wyoming hospital and codefendant physicians facing allegations of negligence brought by a plaintiff who suffered a stroke following emergency room treatment for a head wound. During mediation, the plaintiff demanded over $19 million, non-negotiable. At closing arguments, the plaintiff came down to $12 million as a "good faith" gesture. The jury found for WTO's client and the codefendants on all claims, and punitive damages claims against the hospital were dismissed.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Co-author, "One Year after eBay: Injunctions in Patent Cases," Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Suffolk University Law School (April 2007).
Panelist, "Alternative Careers in Chemistry," American Chemical Society National Meeting (March 2006).
Co-author, "Written Description and Enablement: One Requirement or Two?" Federal Circuit Bar Journal, vol. 15, issue 1 (2005).
Co-author, "Hatch-Waxman: Will the Playing Field be Leveled?" Update Magazine, Food and Drug Law Institute (September 2002).
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Foley Hoag LLP
Regional Support Lead
Technical Support Engineer
BF Goodrich Company
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