Ashley K. Brown

Member

abrown@whtlaw.com

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Ashley K. Brown is a Member in the Lexington office, focusing solely on civil litigation defense. Her litigation experience includes successfully handling the defense of personal injury claims at trial and appellate levels, and summary judgment dismissals of suits prior to trial in both state and federal courts. She regularly works with insurance companies and self-insured clients in all aspects of civil litigation, achieving cost-effective resolutions and even voluntary dismissals.

Awards and Honors

“Kentucky Rising Star” by Super Lawyers®, 2016-2017

Memberships

Defense Research Institute
Defense Research Institute Young Lawyers
Fayette County Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association Women’s Lawyers Section
Fayette County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Kentucky Defense Counsel Young Lawyers Section

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2009
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2009
Kentucky Supreme Court, 2008

Professional Leadership

Kentucky Defense Counsel Women’s Section Committee, 2016-Present
Kentucky Defense Counsel Membership Committee, 2014-Present
Kentucky Defense Counsel YLS Committee, 2014-2015

Education

J.D., University of Kentucky, 2008
B.A., Spanish/Geography Minor, University of Kentucky, 2005

Hometown

Salyersville, Kentucky

Representative Cases

Mudd v. Crossland Properties, et al., 2017:  Defense verdict on liability in premises liability jury trial; partial summary judgment diminishing damages granted prior to trial.

DKCD, Inc. v. T+C Contracting, 2015:  Summary judgment granted for subcontractor in construction defect case in federal court.

Smith v. City of Barbourville, 2014:  Summary judgment granted for City and police department in excessive force case.

Ratliff v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., 2013:  Defense verdict in auto accident jury trial.

Tyler v. Arvin Sango, 2012:  Jury trial resulting in fault split equally between parties and damages significantly diminished due to pre-trial motion practice.

Shetler v. Besam US Inc., 2012:  Summary judgment granted for manufacturer in product liability case in federal court.

Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency v. Alliance Corp., 2011:  Successfully defended appeal of favorable arbitration award in construction defect case.

Burgin v. Bob Swope Ford, 2010:  Defense verdict in premises liability jury trial.

Kremer v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., 2009:  Summary judgment granted for retailer/servicer in product liability case.