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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

Education

Baylor Law School, J.D. 2007, cum laude

  • Law Review, Associate Editor

Hardin-Simmons University, B.A., 2004, magna cum laude

Alison Ashmore works with clients to resolve all manner of business issues. Her practice includes a broad range of business issues and business disputes including contractual disputes, protection of confidential information and intellectual property, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, and other business claims, as well as employment issues and bankruptcy claims. Ms. Ashmore’s practical approach to dispute resolution is tailored to the needs of her clients and covers a variety of industries including construction, real estate, insurance, aviation, health care, and technology. She has broad experience advising businesses and representing employers in both state and federal court and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and regularly appears in complex Chapter 11 cases. Ms. Ashmore also has experience representing clients pursuing appeals in both Texas appellate courts and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to advising businesses, Ms. Ashmore has extensive experience advising lawyers on professional obligations and defending lawyers and law firms from claims of malpractice, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, and advising individuals in will contests and guardianship matters.

Experience

  • Counsels clients of all sizes in documenting and protecting their business interests;
  • Advises business as to how to deal with their employees and partners;
  • Counsels clients on resolving disputes in order to avoid litigation;
  • 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;
  • Primary author of successful motion to dismiss seven Texas state law causes of action;
  • 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;
  • Advised counsel to law firm in strategic defense of motion for sanctions;
  • Defense of law firm from claim of negligence arising from advice regarding handling of employment and stock agreements;
  • Assisted in 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;
  • Assisted in suits to prevent employee raiding and breaches of non-compete agreements; and
  • Defense of suit seeking injunctive relief against the unauthorized use and disclosure of company confidential information

Memberships & Involvement

Dallas Bar Association

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

Dallas Association of Women Lawyers, Board Member, 2013

Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Associate Member 2008-09

Hardin-Simmons University Board of Young Associates 2008-2013

Community/Civic Activities

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

Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Civil Litigation Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, 2012-2017

Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® "Up and Coming 100: 2017-2018 Texas Rising Stars" and "Up and Coming 50: 2017-2018 Women Texas Rising Stars" Lists

Named a Best Lawyer by D Magazine, 2017-2018

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

2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Hardin-Simmons University