Ashley M. Webb

Associate

    Ashley Webb is an experienced litigator with extensive jury trial and arbitration experience. As a member of the Casualty Department, she devotes her practice to matters involving product liability, automobile liability and premises liability.

    She began her career as an Assistant Public Defender in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In her capacity as an Assistant Public Defender, Ashley represented juvenile and adult clients that were charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes from the inception to the resolution of cases.

    Ashley began her civil career as a trial attorney for a Fortune 100 insurance company in 2015, was promoted to a Senior Trial attorney in 2018 and eventually became Counsel in 2019. During her time as an attorney for the Fortune 100 Insurance company, Ashley litigated, auto liability matters, premises liability matters, special investigation matters including conducting examinations under oath as well as first party matters where Ashley represented the company.

    Ashley brings a wealth of civil litigation experience to the firm as she has litigated various matters in several jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
     

    Significant Representative Matters

    Defense verdict in a 3-day jury trial in Philadelphia County in which the plaintiff alleged that she fell on a sidewalk which was cracked and defective. Plaintiff claimed that her boyfriend was present for the slip and fall incident. Prior to trial beginning, we asked for the plaintiff's boyfriend to be sequestered during her testimony to prevent his testimony from being tainted. During the plaintiff's testimony, we elicited facts and used digital evidence to advance the theory that the incident did not occur and plaintiff's claims were fraudulent. Upon completion of plaintiff's testimony and after a lunch break, plaintiff's boyfriend left the courthouse and refused to testify. We used this information as well as facts developed from the plaintiff during cross examination in her closing argument to solidify her theory that the claims were fraudulent. The jury agreed and returned a no negligence defense verdict.

    Defense verdict in a 3-day jury trial in Philadelphia County in which the plaintiff alleged that she fell on a sidewalk which was cracked and defective. Plaintiff claimed that her boyfriend was present for the slip and fall incident. Prior to trial beginning, we asked for the plaintiff's boyfriend to be sequestered during her testimony to prevent his testimony from being tainted. During the plaintiff's testimony, we elicited facts and used digital evidence to advance the theory that the incident did not occur and plaintiff's claims were fraudulent. Upon completion of plaintiff's testimony and after a lunch break, plaintiff's boyfriend left the courthouse and refused to testify. We used this information as well as facts developed from the plaintiff during cross examination in her closing argument to solidify her theory that the claims were fraudulent. The jury agreed and returned a no negligence defense verdict.

    Won a mid-trial motion for non-suit in a Philadelphia County jury trial where the plaintiff alleged that she fell through a floor inside of a home that she rented from the defendant. At the conclusion of the plaintiff's case we argued and won the motion based on the plaintiff failing to establish how the defendant was negligent for the alleged incident. During the plaintiff's case we also developed and advanced facts which brought into question whether or not the incident occurred as the plaintiff alleged.  

    Won a mid-trial motion for non-suit in a Philadelphia County jury trial where the plaintiff alleged that she fell on her neighbor's sidewalk causing an injury to her shoulder which required surgery. At the conclusion of plaintiff's case, we argued and won the motion based on the plaintiff failing to establish an element of case. During the plaintiff's case, we developed facts which established that plaintiff was comparatively negligent for the incident if it actually occurred.

    Presentations

    Avoiding Slippery Slopes: A Primer on Premises Liability Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, September 2020

    Nuance for Trial, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, September 2018

    Admissions
    Pennsylvania
    2012
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    2018
    Education
    Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
    Hampton University (B.A., 2009)
    Associations & memberships
    Philadelphia Bar Association, Co-Chair, Arbitration Committee
    Year joined
    2021