Kenneth J. Ashman

Kenneth J. Ashman: Attorney with Ashman Law Offices, LLC


Ashman Law Offices, LLC is a litigation boutique, offering particular expertise in complex corporate and commercial matters that frequently involve class actions; securities or commodities laws; Internet law; shareholder, partnership or employment disputes; insurance defense matters; or civil rights issues. The firm also has extensive experience in corporate counseling, internal corporate investigations, transactional matters and less sophisticated litigations.

The firm offers its clients the same quality legal representation found at the nation's largest and most prestigious law firms, for its principal has years of experience working at such firms. The firm was founded upon and adheres to the principle that attorneys can offer superior quality legal representation at affordable rates, through the use of the latest in law office technology, lean staffing, flexible billing approaches, and a commitment to excellence. The firm has a nationwide practice, litigating matters in both state and federal courts in virtually any jurisdiction, and representing clients in transactional matters across the county. It has performed legal services for both individuals and a wide-range of Fortune 500 and smaller businesses.

The firm is dedicated to serving the community as well as its clients, offering select pro bono legal representation to the indigent. The firm is an equal opportunity employer.

Member, New York University Mock Trial Team. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards, Excellence in Trial Advocacy and International Trade Law. Topics Development Editor, Boston University International Law Journal. Law Clerk to the Honorable Frederic Block, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of New York, 1994-1995.

Publications: The Sky is Falling; Recovery of Lost Profit Caused by Construction Disasters, Outside Counsel, N.Y.L.J., Aug. 9, 1999, at 1, col. 1; Class Action Settlements After Amchem, Outside Counsel, N.Y.L.J., Aug. 11, 1997 at 1, col. 1; The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 - The Section 301 Amendments: Insignificant Changes From Prior Law, B.U. Intl. L.J. 115, 1989. Co-Author: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, in White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses, Chapter 16 (Obermaier & Morvillo eds, 2003); Delaware Supreme Court Decides Landmark GM-Perot Case, in Corporation (Prentice Hall Law & Bus. June 11, 1991). Assisted in Preparation: The Internal Affairs Doctrine and Choice of Law Issues, N.Y. L.J., May 16, 1991 at 5, col. 1.

Employment: Associate: Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, 1990-1994; LeBoeuf, Lamb, Green & MacRae, L.L.P., 1995-1997. Member, Ashman & Griffin, LLC, 1997-2001.

Areas of Practice (32)

  • Business Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Securities Litigation
  • Internet Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Appeals and Writs
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Computer & Technology Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Credit, Debit and Collections Law
  • Disability Discrimination (ADA)
  • Environmental Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Legal Ethics & Responsibility
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Other Discrimination Law
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate and Real Property
  • Securities Law
  • Sexual Harassment Law
  • Telecommunications Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
312-596-1700  Phone
312-873-3800  Fax
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.A.E., cum laude, 1983
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law; Boston University, J.D., 1990
Year of First admission:
1997, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2002, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1991, Illinois, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Birth Information:
Chicago, Illinois, 1961

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