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Alison Ashmore and Cliff Riley Recognized as “Best Lawyers Under 40” by D Magazine

January 15, 2021

Alison Ashmore and Cliff Riley, Dallas-based members in Dykema’s Litigation Department, were both named among D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers Under 40.” Ashmore has now been recognized in each of the publication’s four annual listings, while 2021 marks Riley’s first inclusion.

D Magazine is a monthly publication that covers a range of topics local to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including politics, business, food, fashion, and lifestyle. Ashmore and Riley were selected for this honor by a panel of eminent Dallas lawyers from a list of peer nominations who primarily practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Self-nominations were not permitted.

In her practice, Ashmore works with clients to address a broad range of business issues. She regularly counsels clients on disputes with customers, partners, and employees, and on protecting confidential business information. In her litigation practice, Ashmore handles breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, fraudulent transfer, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other business claims.

Riley’s practice focuses on business disputes, real estate litigation, and appellate matters. With experience handling high-stakes cases in state and federal courts throughout Texas, he has successfully served as lead counsel in trial court litigation and has been the lead drafter on winning briefs before the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Courts of Appeals. In addition, Riley has wide-ranging experience in white collar criminal defense.