Ashlie is the managing partner of the firm’s Cleveland office. She represents plaintiffs in civil-rights and constitutional cases, mass torts, and fertility matters.
She began her legal career at a global law firm defending corporations in product-liability litigation. She then joined a civil-rights boutique where she represented plaintiffs injured by police misconduct, jail abuse, sexual assault and harassment, workplace discrimination, and constitutional violations.
Ashlie’s first-chair trial experience and work on both the plaintiff and defense sides uniquely situates her to develop creative and efficient strategies to position her clients for trial victories.
She was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the In re: Preterm Infant Formula Products Liability (NEC) multi-district litigation.
Ashlie is the immediate past president of the William K. Thomas American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court inspire the legal community to advance the rule of law by achieving the highest level of professionalism through example, education, and mentoring. The Thomas Inn has repeatedly received the American Inns of Court’s highest level of distinction for excellence.
She is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Society of Women Trial Lawyers, a trustee for the Ohio Association for Justice, and a board member of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and Pro-Choice Ohio. She is member of the Executive and Central Committees for the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. She is also an American Arbitration Association Panel Member.
Ashlie is admitted to practice in Ohio, Colorado, and Florida, in various federal trial and appellate courts, and before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Ashlie attended the University of Akron on a volleyball scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in philosophy. She earned her J.D. at the Yale Law School in 2005 where she served as articles editor for the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism.