Katrina R. Ashley

Katrina R. Ashley

Prior to joining HMG, Katrina practiced for nearly 15 years in the areas of mass tort and class action litigation. She practiced primarily in the areas of product liability and mass tort litigation defense.

Katrina has also defended manufacturers, engineers and hospitals in wrongful death, product defect and personal injury actions, professionals in professional malpractice actions, and insurers in coverage and bad faith actions. In these and her MDL cases, Katrina obtained many dozens of motion-based dismissals, providing unique insight into challenges facing injured consumers. Katrina has also litigated numerous trust and will contest actions, resulting in more than $17,000,000 in distributions to individuals and non-profit organizations in accordance with wishes of the deceased.

While in law school, Katrina received more than two dozen academic honors and awards. Notably, she was a three-time recipient of both the Rebecca Bloom Bettman and John G. Carlisle Memorial Award and the Chase Excellence Scholarship, based on her rank as first in her law school class. Katrina served as the Research Editor for the Northern Kentucky Law Review, where she was named Editor of the Year.

As part of her commitment to service during law school, Katrina provided volunteer income tax assistance to low-income families, founded Parents as Law Students (“PALS,” a mentoring program for law students with children), and completed a fellowship with The Children’s Law Center in Northern Kentucky where she represented children in the Kentucky court system with respect to custody, abuse, neglect, educational rights, and delinquency issues.

Prior to law school, Katrina earned a Bachelor of Social Work and subsequently worked with various agencies serving women, children, senior citizens and the impoverished. Katrina is also a first-generation college student with roots in Appalachian Kentucky. To Katrina, joining HMG feels like “coming home” – putting her life experiences and legal skills in service of individual justice. 

Ms. Ashley's notable Cases include:

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio State Bar
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • 1st District Court of Appeals

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, (Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Curia) 2003
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Cincinnati (Cum Laude, Valedictorian) 1999

Professional Associations and Accolades

  • Cincy Leading Lawyer by Cincy Magazine 2010 through 2015 as a top-performing lawyer in civil litigation, and in 2016 and 2017 as the top-performing lawyer in products liability and trust and estate litigation.
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Selected as a Rising Star by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Academy of Career Women of Achievement

Publications

  • Avoiding or Defeating Will Contest Actions, National Law Review, 2011
  • The Constitutionality of Ohio’s Statute of Repose for Claims Involving Improvements to Real Property, Cincinnati Bar Association Report, 2008
  • Drug Litigation Experience, Drug Product Liability, Matthew Bender, Chapter 15 § 15.90
  • Interrogatory Practice, Drug Product Liability, Matthew Bender, Chapter 23
  • HIV and the Direct Threat Defense, Kentucky Law Journal, 2003
  • Defining the Duty of Gun Manufacturers in Hamilton v. Berretta, Kentucky Law Journal, 2002

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