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Alison R. Ashmore Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Education

Baylor Law School, J.D., cum laude

  • Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor

Hardin-Simmons University, B.A., magna cum laude

Alison Ashmore works with clients to address a broad range of business issues. An effective communicator, Alison uses this skill to connect with clients and identify their needs and goals.  Alison regularly counsels clients on disputes with customers, partners, and employees, and on protecting confidential business information. In her litigation practice, Alison handles breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, fraudulent transfer, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other business claims.

Alison’s practical approach to dispute resolution is tailored to the needs of her clients and covers a variety of industries including real estate, construction, insurance, energy, and technology.  Known for her presence and preparedness in the courtroom, she has broad experience representing clients in both state and federal court, bankruptcy court, arbitrations, administrative bodies, and representing employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  A persuasive advocate, Alison has represented clients in appellate matters before the Fifth Circuit and the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals.

Experience

  • Lead trial counsel defending former president of company accused of breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfers, and usurpation of corporate opportunity by a liquidation trustee following the company’s bankruptcy

  • Successfully obtaining and defending against temporary restraining orders in various cases involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

  • Representation of real estate developers in litigation with the City of Dallas, the Board of Adjustment, and local homeowners associations

  • Obtained directed verdict in favor of employer on claims for wrongful termination of employment

  • Assisted in obtaining the dismissal in federal district court of a $25 million fraud and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against a major national law firm and obtained sanctions in favor of the law firm

  • Defended employer against claims of workers' compensation discrimination and retaliation, resulting in summary judgment in favor of the employer on discrimination and unanimous jury finding of no retaliation

  • Second chair at multiday arbitration representing a Fortune 500 company in multimillion dollar claim arising from outsourcing contract

  • Defense of large law firm in suit brought by former client involving tax planning advice

  • Representation of high profile personal injury law firm in suit for negligence regarding its handling of a medical malpractice case

  • Assisted in defense of law firm against claim of malicious prosecution arising from case alleging fraud and attempting to collect a debt spanning over a decade and involving criminal prosecution

  • Defense of law firm from claim of negligence arising from advice regarding handling of employment and stock agreements

  • Representation of construction company in litigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and employee raiding issues through jury verdict for client

  • Assisted in breach of fiduciary duty suit against trustee

  • Defense of suits for employment discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race, sex, religion, involving workers' compensation claims, and breach of contract

  • Defense of suit seeking injunctive relief against the unauthorized use and disclosure of company confidential information

Memberships & Involvement

Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section Council 2019, WE LEAD class of 2018

Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Treasurer 2017-present, Board Member 2013-present

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Leadership Class 2010-11, Co-Chair Lawyers Serving Children Committee 2012

Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Barrister 2016-2018, Associate 2008-2009

Hardin-Simmons University Board of Young Associates 2008-2013, Auxiliary 2013-2019

Community/Civic Activities

  • Dallas CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • Claremont Addition Neighborhood Association, Board Member, 2009-2016

Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Business Litigation and Employment Litigation: Defense, 2012-2019

Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® "Up and Coming 100: 2017-2019 Texas Rising Stars" and "Up and Coming 50: 2017-2019 Women Texas Rising Stars" Lists

Named a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2017-2019

Named a "Best Lawyer Under 40" by D Magazine, 2018

2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Hardin-Simmons University