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Ashley Morris maintains a diverse practice, including matters categorized as general liability, employment, product liability, personal injury, landlord/tenant, breach of contract, regulatory compliance for energy and telecommunications companies, and appeals. Ashley, a junior member of an accomplished trial team, enjoys a reputation for thorough advocacy as well as her ability to position complex cases for resolution. She has extensive experience in handling matters from pre-litigation evaluations to trial. Ashley also has experience in appellate matters and matters involving regulatory compliance and other administrative proceedings.

Ashley makes it a priority to develop strong relationships with her clients and walk them through the litigation process in order to earn their trust and educate them on issues for resolution. Her exceptional oral and written communication skills have contributed to multiple successes and earned her the respect of her clients and colleagues alike.

Representative Matters

Belcher v. Time Warner Cable:  Represented Time Warner Cable in a personal injury matter when a bicyclist ran into a downed utility line. This matter resulted in a defense verdict on the grounds that the defendant did not have adequate notice under the law of the condition of its property, since the condition only existed for a number of minutes before the accident occurred.

Montefusco v. Mammoth Disposal Co.:  Represented Mammoth Disposal Co. in a personal injury matter venued in Mono County where plaintiff claimed she tripped and fell on our client’s property. The matter resulted in a defense verdict largely on the discrepancies in plaintiff’s medical records that were highlighted at trial for the jury’s consideration.

Obtained summary judgment on the issue of whether an employee was within the course and scope of his employment when an accident occurred while using a company vehicle

Immediately resolved a matter with a motion for summary judgment pending on the issue of whether a plaintiff employee could establish his former employer wrongfully terminated him after the employee received a release to return to light duty when a lack of “light duty” positions were available.

Favorably resolved a slip-and-fall matter before the filing of plaintiff’s complaint when an extensive pre-litigation investigation revealed inclement weather as the likely cause of plaintiff’s accident, and not defendant’s lack of maintenance of the property.

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