Ashley C. Scarpetta is an associate in the Birmingham, Alabama office. Her long-fueled desire to help others drove her to attend law school where she served as Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, the nation’s oldest law review dedicated exclusively to the art of trial advocacy.
Ashley is a client-driven attorney committed to offering her clients the best representation by utilizing the most effective litigation strategies and by always utilizing extreme attention to detail. Ashley maintains a varied practice that includes work on trial and appellate matters involving product liability and class action litigation. Ashley also has experience handling medical malpractice, transportation, insurance coverage, and other general liability matters. Ashley has successfully secured various summary judgments and other pre-trial dismissals on behalf of her clients in state and federal courts and has successfully removed many state court actions to federal court.
In addition to her legal work, Ashley serves on the Board of Trustees for the Birmingham Legal Aid Society, serves on the Education Committee, Women’s Committee, and Young Lawyers’ Executive Committee for the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, serves on the Young Lawyers’ Steering Committee for the Defense Research Institute, and serves as a coach to the Justice Richard L. Jones National Moot Court Team at Cumberland School of Law.
Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys interior design, barre, and other fitness classes. Ashley and her husband enjoy spending time with their two golden retrievers, Charlie and Talley.
Presentations and Publications
Author, Ready or Not: How COVID Quickly Changed Traditional Law Firm Culture, For the Defense, a DRI magazine (Fall 2020)
Co-Presenter, Marketing Yourself In Changed Times & Advancing Your Career, DRI Young Lawyers’ Virtual Seminar (October 2020)
Moderator, Associate to Partner: What You Really Want to Know, Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association (December 2019)
Co-Author with Kathryne Baldwin, Words to the Wise, Stare Decisis, a Primerus publication (December 2019)
Presenter, Bad Faith Update, Alabama Property and Casualty Adjusters Association (July 2019)
Co-Author with Kathryne Baldwin, Words to the Wise, Stare Decisis, a Primerus publication (December 2018)
Co-Author with Sharon D. Stuart, Three Federal Procedure Answers You Should Know But Probably Don’t, The Voice, a DRI newsletter (December 2018)
Co-Author with Sharon D. Stuart, Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada v. Imperial Premium Finance: Recent Developments Related to Financed Life Insurance Policies, IADC Insurance and Reinsurance Committee Newsletter (October 2018)
Author, Think Before You Tweet: Discoverability, Admissibility, and Authenticity Matters Surrounding the Use of Social Media as Circumstantial Evidence, Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin (Summer 2018)
Author, ENT Associates of Alabama, P.A. v. Hoke: Plaintiff Must Possess a Bona Fide Intent to Serve Defendant at the Time of Filing to Preserve Statute of Limitations, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Spring 2017)
Comment, O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc.: The Dispute Lingers – Are Workers in the On Demand Economy Employees or Independent Contractors?, 39 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 609 (2016)