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Ashleigh R. Wilson

Ashleigh R. Wilson

Associate
Phone:803.726.7445
Fax:803.726.7421

Ashleigh Wilson focuses her practice on defending automotive manufacturers in product liability and warranty claims nationwide. Her extensive courtroom experience, having previously worked at the Attorney's General's office, includes oral argument and mock trial roles, assuring clients she is an invaluable asset to any case team she is a member of. 

Ashleigh excels at handling all stages of complex litigation. She currently represents motor vehicle manufacturers in litigation involving airbags, restraint systems, fuel pumps, tread separation and glazing claims throughout South Carolina and the southeast. She has also argued for summary judgment in favor of a leading automotive manufacturer in an unintended acceleration case. In addition to her case management responsibilities, Ashleigh also manages an eDiscovery project on electrical wiring involving cases nationwide.

In Ashleigh's trial practice, she also routinely drafts responsive pleadings and correspondence, conducts legal research, briefs complex legal issues, and argues dispositive motions. Additionally, she frequently acts as local counsel for out-of-state product manufacturers. 

Ashleigh's appellate experience includes briefing in South Carolina's appellate courts and multiple oral arguments before the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Ashleigh possesses an enthusiasm for the law and advocacy that is reflected in her stellar courtroom performance. 

Outside of the courtroom, Ashleigh is highly involved in her community. Most recently, she was appointed by the governor to the South Carolina Ethics Commission and also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer to the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division. Additionally, Ashleigh is fiercely passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. 


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2011

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

Education

  • Wake Forest University, J.D., 2011

    Moot Court Board

    AmeriCorps NC-ACTS! Fellow

    CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Community Law and Business Clinic

    Black Law Students Association Mock Trial

  • Wofford College, B.A., 2008

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Vice President

    Heart of the Terrier Award Recipient, 2008

Professional Associations

    • South Carolina Ethics Commission
    • National Bar Association
      —Corporate Law Section, Judicial Panel Signature Program Planning Committee, 2016
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      —Pathfinder, 2016
    • South Carolina Bar Association
      —Young Lawyers Division, Secretary/Treasurer, 2017
      —Young Lawyers Division Foundation, Board of Directors, 2015 — 2016
      —Color of Justice Committee, Co-Chair, 2015
    • American Bar Association
      —Young Lawyers Division Public Service Committee Vice-Chair and Former Scholar
    • Special Olympics South Carolina
       —Board of Directors

Distinctions

    • Columbia Business Monthly
      —50 Most Influential People, 2018
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —South Carolina Rising Stars, 2018
    • Columbia Chambers
      —Young Professional of the Year, 2016
    • South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
      —"Stars of the Quarter," 2015
      —President's Award, 2014
    • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
      —"Star of the Quarter," 2015

Recent News, Events and Blogs


Publications

  • "6 Ways To Work Successfully with Support Staff," American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, 101 Practice Series, April 2013
  • "Post-Conviction Relief in South Carolina - The Strickland Standard," South Carolina Young Lawyer, Vol. 5, Issue 8, June 2013