Ashley T. Davis

Ashley T. Davis

Overview

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. This understanding is an asset to Allen & Allen clients who benefit from her working knowledge of the defense.

Ashley is an adjunct professor who teaches trial advocacy at the University of Richmond’s T. C. Williams School of Law. 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 Institute

Ashley 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. This recovery was the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia during 2016.

Ashley graduated with High Honors in the top 10 of her law school class from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and was advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Before attending law school, Ashley lived and worked as an archaeologist in Mexico and the Caribbean. She is a fluent Spanish-speaker.

Bar Admission

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • J.D. with High Honors (Top 10), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, The University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. magna cum laude, The College of William & Mary (Phi Beta Kappa)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Service

  • Amicus Curiae Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Women’s Caucus Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Diversity Conference, Virginia State Bar
  • Task Force for Electronic Filing, Supreme Court of Virginia – Appointed by the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Leroy R. Hassell, Sr., to advise the Supreme Court on the implementation of electronic filing

Publications

  • VTLA Journal: “Training Staff to Safeguard Confidential Client Information” (2014)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Journal of Civil Litigation Vol. 21(1):1-8: “Obtaining Summary Judgment in a Negligence Case in Virginia and the Viability of the Contributory Negligence Doctrine in Virginia”(2009)

Presentations

  • CLE Panelist, Georgetown Law’s 14th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute, “Diversity and Cooperation in Advocacy,” November 2017.
  • CLE Panelist, Georgetown Law’s 14th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute, “Motions Practice? Don’t Just Go Through the Motions,” November 2017.
  • CLE Presenter, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Paralegal Seminar, “Litigation Toolbox – Legal Research for Motions and Briefs,” November 2017.
  • CLE Presenter, American Association for Justice’s Annual Convention, “Corporate Depositions,” July 2017.
  • CLE Presenter, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Convention, “Corporate Depositions in Virginia,” March 2017.
  • CLE Presenter, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Advanced Auto Retreat, “Weird, Unfair and Inadmissible Evidence,” July 2016.

Personal Injury Resources

School Bus Safety: Statistics Point to Alarming Trend

  • November 14, 2018
  • Blog

Some of the biggest injuries to students riding the bus to and from school occur, not when the bus is moving, but when students are loading and off-loading. From 2006...

How Event Data Recorders (‘Black Boxes’) Can Inform Your Case

  • October 25, 2018
  • Blog

An Event Data Recorder (“EDR”) is a device installed in commercial vehicles, light passenger cars, light trucks, and vans that captures information related to crashes. Sometimes mistakenly referred to as...

Parking in Spaces Reserved for Persons with Disabilities

  • December 13, 2017
  • Blog

The holiday shopping season is upon us. Parking lots at the malls, shopping centers, and groceries stores are filled to capacity. You have circled the parking lot three times. Nothing...

Left Turns and the Law

  • November 27, 2017
  • Blog

With alarming frequency, we receive calls from injury victims who were involved in motor vehicle crashes that occurred when a driver attempted to make a left turn at an intersection...

Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15): Fire Safety Tips and Information

  • October 9, 2017
  • Blog

Fire Prevention Safety Week, the longest-running public health and safety observance on record in America, is this week with “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10...

EpiPen Manufacturer Under Fire for Faulty EpiPens That Resulted in Patient Deaths

  • September 11, 2017
  • Blog

Just one year after a Congressional investigation regarding the skyrocketing price of EpiPen, a medical device used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), the manufacturers of EpiPen are embroiled in...

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