Ashley defends companies against product liability claims, with an emphasis on smoking-and-health cases. As a member of Shook’s Engle-progeny team, Ashley drafts motions, helps develop case strategy and prepares witnesses for trial. In addition to product liability cases, Ashley represents clients in business-to-business disputes such as breach of contract matters, financial recovery actions and counterclaim defense. She handles all aspects of litigation, including pre-litigation investigation, fact and expert discovery, strategy, motion practice and settlement negotiations.
Before joining Shook, Ashley’s practice focused on auto insurance defense litigation and investigation of medical providers suspected of committing insurance fraud. She also defended clients in bodily injury cases, which involved investigation of the injuries and damages suffered by plaintiffs injured in auto accidents. She also has extensive experience in real property litigation, including prosecution of complex residential foreclosure actions and post-foreclosure title disputes with junior lienholders.
Bart R. Valdes and Ashley P. Hayes, Requests for Production Instructions and Definitions: How to Make Them Work for You, Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, March 21, 2016.