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Ashley C. ScarpettaAssociate


100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216


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 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)

Author, High Five or Praying Hands: The Emoji Saga in the Digital Age Continues, Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association (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)

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


BA, University of Alabama at Huntsville, cum laude

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


American Inns of Court

Birmingham Legal Aid Society

.      Board of Trustees

Birmingham Bar Association

.      Women Lawyers’ Section

.      Young Lawyers’ Section

.      Bulletin Editorial Board (2018-2019)

.      Mentoring Committee (2019)

.      Wellness Committee (Present)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

.      Insurance Section

.      Product Liability Section

.      Young Lawyer SLC Vice Liaison, Steering Committee,

Women in the Law Section

.      Publications Chair, Steering Committee, Young Lawyers’ Section

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA)

.      Treasurer, Board of Directors, District II, Young Lawyers’ Section

.      Education Committee

.      APCAA Committee

.      Women in the Law Committee

Alabama State Bar

.      Young Lawyers’ Section

.      Women’s Section

Cumberland School of Law Moot Court Program

.      Assistant Coach

News Updates About Ashley C. Scarpetta

Scarpetta Published in Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association Fall Journal

Carr Allison associate Ashley Scarpetta of our Birmingham (AL) office recently had an article published in Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association 2020 Fall Journal.  Scarpetta’s article “High Five or Praying Hands: The Emoji Saga in the Digital Age Continues” talks about how the interpretation of emojis can affect the outcome of […]

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Scarpetta to Co-Present at DRI’s 2020 Young Lawyer Virtual Seminar

Ashley Scarpetta will be co-presenting at DRI’s 2020 Young Lawyer Virtual Seminar scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 8, 2020 and Friday, October 9, 2020.  This virtual seminar will provide you with the opportunity to earn up to five hours of CLE credit from the comfort of your own […]

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Welcome Lantrip, Stokes and Scarpetta

Carr Allison is excited to announce the addition of three new associates to our Birmingham Office: Laura Lantrip, Ashley C. Scarpetta, and Hannah Stokes.   Laura Lantrip joins our premises liability group at our Birmingham Office. Laura received her BS from the University of Alabama, where she graduated magna cum […]

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