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Ashley P. Nichols

Partner Of Counsel

Ashley Nichols' practice focuses primarily in the areas of medical device litigation, product liability litigation and professional liability litigation. She has taken more than 25 cases to trial in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois and Ohio and has handled cases throughout Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.

Education

Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude,1993

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1996
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Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Representative Experience

Served as national coordinating counsel for international medical device manufacturer in pattern product liability litigation.

Represented apartment complexes, hospitals, restaurants and hotels in cases involving allegations of violent crime and sexual assault.

Represented multiple Fortune 500 companies in cases involving claims of traumatically induced brain injury.

Represented several national healthcare companies in numerous wrongful death and personal injury cases and trials.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Rising Stars List, Personal Injury Defense: General (2005-2006, 2010)

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

State Bar of Georgia, Formal Advisory Opinion Board (2004-2005)