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Ashley C. ScarpettaAssociate

Address

100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216

Phone

205.949.2992
205.822.2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

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, medical malpractice, transportation, insurance coverage, and other 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 as President to 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 and barre classes. Ashley and her husband enjoy spending time with their two golden retrievers, Charlie and Talley.

 

Presentations and Publications

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)

Author, Forget FOND (Fear of Not Doing): How to Set Limits and Keep Your Sanity, For the Defense, a DRI magazine (December 2019)

Author, Social Media – What Role Does It Play Before a Lawsuit is Commenced?, Alabama Property and Casualty Adjusters Association Newsletter (Summer 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, Gone are the Days of the Tear-Stained Letter: Emojis as Evidence in the Digital Age, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Fall 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)

Co-Author with Sharon D. Stuart, Defenses to Claims of Bad Faith Failure to Settle: The Tried, the True, and the New, For the Defense, a DRI magazine (Spring 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)

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Alabama, 2016

United States District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Education

BA, University of Alabama at Huntsville, cum laude

JD, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL)

Affiliations

American Inns of Court

 

Birmingham Legal Aid Society

President, Board of Trustees

 

Birmingham Bar Association

Women Lawyers’ Section

Young Lawyers’ Section

Bulletin Editorial Board (2018-2019)

Mentoring Committee (2019)

 

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Insurance Section

Product Liability Section

Young Lawyer SLC Vice Liaison, Steering Committee, Women in the Law Section

Publications Vice-Chair, Steering Committee, Young Lawyers’ Section

 

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA)

Board of Directors, District II, Young Lawyers’ Section

Education Committee

Young Lawyers’ Liaison, Women’s Section

 

Alabama State Bar

Young Lawyers’ Section

Women’s Section

 

Cumberland School of Law Moot Court Program

Assistant Coach

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