Ashby Law Firm P.C.

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Ashby Law Firm P.C.

Ashby Law Firm P.C. is a business litigation firm serving clients throughout California. The firm combines the advocacy, insight, and diligence typically found in large law firms with the dedication to each client found at boutique law firms.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Ashby Law Firm P.C.

Ashby Law Firm P.C.

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Ashby Law Firm P.C. is a business litigation firm serving clients throughout California. The firm combines the advocacy, insight, and diligence typically found in large law firms with the dedication to each client found at boutique law firms.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Firm Overview

Located in Los Angeles, California, the Ashby Law Firm P.C. provides experienced and dedicated counsel and support to business owners, corporations, and other commercial entities that are dealing with complex legal issues that threaten to undermine their operations.

Joseph R. Ashby combines the experience of more than 8 years at one of the premier international business litigation firms with an understanding of the needs and challenges of small- and medium-sized business. Joseph has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies and other businesses in state, federal, and appellate courts through the U.S. He founded his law firm with a mission to deliver the highest level of representation possible to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

- Business & Commercial Litigation
- Class action defense
- Trade secret litigation
- Breach of contract disputes
- Partnership and startup disputes

For more information on how Mr. Ashby and the Ashby Law Firm P.C. can best serve your needs, you can call their law office or visit their website to schedule a free initial consultation. They also currently offer virtual consultations in these uncertain times to help keep you safe and healthy.

Main Office

Los Angles
1055 West Seventh Street
33rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone

(213) 232-3810

Fax

(213) 429-0976

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Litigation

Ashby Law Firm P.C. has experience representing clients in a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, including breach of contract, business tort lawsuits, class action defense, trade secret litigation, and partnership disputes.

Business and Commercial Litigation

Ashby Law Firm P.C. has experience representing clients in a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, including breach of contract, business tort lawsuits, and unfair competition claims. The firm's experience handling these types of disputes for businesses ranges from manufacturers and distributors to real estate developers and investors. The firm also understand how to handle commercial litigation that is a stand-alone issue, as well as commercial litigation that involves complex commercial litigation, such as antitrust, intellectual property disputes, and product liability issues.

Class Action Defense

Class actions present companies with challenges beyond what they confront in other litigation, ranging from the public relations issues to the potential for class scale liability. Ashby Law Firm P.C. understands how to craft a strategy to defend against a putative class action that recognizes those challenges while also considering how a client needs to respond from a business perspective. Crafting and implementing an effective strategy requires an understanding of the unique procedural and litigation dynamics that class actions present and how to maximize them for each client's benefit.

The firm understands class actions based on experience defending against class action claims including claims of false advertising, product defects, wage and hour violations, and consumer protection law violations. This experience extends to a variety of industries, including retailers, automakers, and consumer electronics manufacturers. This broad array of experience provides the depth of experience to handle class actions in a manner that focuses on each client's objectives.

Partnership and Startup Disputes

Ashby Law Firm P.C. has experience litigating partnership and startup disputes in a wide variety of industries, including high-tech startups, entertainment companies, manufacturing concerns, and real estate ventures. The firm has the understanding of the various issues that arise in partnership and startup disputes, including issues relating to contract disputes, the duties of fiduciaries to one another, dissolution and winding up, accounting, and valuation of partnership interests. Moreover, the firm's experience litigating these types of disputes enables the firm to advise clients how to strategically address the "business divorce" dynamics that often arise in such disputes.

Trade Secret Litigation

Ashby Law Firm P.C. understands that trade secret protection has a central role for a business seeking to protect its confidential information and inventions that may not be subject to patent or copyright protection, or which a business has elected not to copyright or patent for strategic reasons. The firm also understands that evolving computer and communication technology present a further challenge for a business seeking to protect its trade secret information. The combination of the importance of trade secret protection with the challenges to maintaining that protection often mean that trade secret disputes represent "bet the company" risks for the businesses involved.

The firm has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in trade secrets cases involving the California Uniform Trade Secret Act and the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act in state and federal courts. That experience provides an understanding of the unique issues that arise in trade secrets case, such as preemption, identification of trade secrets, protecting trade secrets in litigation, employee mobility issues, and proving or disproving misappropriation. Ashby Law Firm P.C. uses that experience to help clients achieve business focused results to trade secret disputes.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Ashby Law Firm P.C. is committed to combining the advocacy, insight, and diligence typically found in large law firms with the dedication to each client offered by a litigation boutique. The firm brings that commitment to all its clients from an individual involved in a business dispute to a Fortune 500 company confronting a class action. That commitment drives the firm to seek the best possible outcome for every client.

Ashby Law Firm P.C.
Joseph Ashby

Joseph R. Ashby focuses on class action defense, trade secret litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, breach of contract disputes, and partnership and startup disputes. He has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Joseph started his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert Holmes Bell in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. After that Joseph was an attorney with the premier business litigation firm—Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP—or more than eight years.

Select Representative Matters

- Represented an automobile manufacturer in Multi-District Litigation involving allegations of consumer fraud. The matter resolved through a nationwide class settlement that was based on the customer reimbursement program the manufacturer had voluntarily initiated.

- Represented a major packaged food company against antitrust claims alleging it had conspired with grocery stores to exclude competition in the claimed market for "better for you" ice cream. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the packaged food company on the plaintiff's antitrust claim.

- Represented a leading printer manufacturer in a nationwide class action alleging that it misrepresented, or failed to disclose, the rate at which certain inkjet printers consumed ink. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the printer manufacturer on the claim that it failed to disclose ink consumption information, and denied class certification on the affirmative misrepresentation claims.

- Represented a prominent retailer in a class action alleging it violated the Labor Code, by failing to provide meal and rest breaks, and failing to pay overtime. The court denied class certification in entirety.

- Represented an independent insurance brokerage in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit that was filed by one of the largest insurance brokerages in the U.S. After the court granted a motion to dismiss four of the five claims, including the trade secret claims, the matter settled confidentially.

License

Bar Number: 248579
California, 2007

Education

University of Michigan Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2006

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College
B.A., Economics and Sociology, summa cum laude, 2002

Ashby Law Firm P.C.
Joseph Ashby

Joseph R. Ashby focuses on class action defense, trade secret litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, breach of contract disputes, and partnership and startup disputes. He has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Joseph started his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert Holmes Bell in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. After that Joseph was an attorney with the premier business litigation firm—Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP—or more than eight years.

Select Representative Matters

- Represented an automobile manufacturer in Multi-District Litigation involving allegations of consumer fraud. The matter resolved through a nationwide class settlement that was based on the customer reimbursement program the manufacturer had voluntarily initiated.

- Represented a major packaged food company against antitrust claims alleging it had conspired with grocery stores to exclude competition in the claimed market for "better for you" ice cream. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the packaged food company on the plaintiff's antitrust claim.

- Represented a leading printer manufacturer in a nationwide class action alleging that it misrepresented, or failed to disclose, the rate at which certain inkjet printers consumed ink. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the printer manufacturer on the claim that it failed to disclose ink consumption information, and denied class certification on the affirmative misrepresentation claims.

- Represented a prominent retailer in a class action alleging it violated the Labor Code, by failing to provide meal and rest breaks, and failing to pay overtime. The court denied class certification in entirety.

- Represented an independent insurance brokerage in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit that was filed by one of the largest insurance brokerages in the U.S. After the court granted a motion to dismiss four of the five claims, including the trade secret claims, the matter settled confidentially.

License

Bar Number: 248579
California, 2007

Education

University of Michigan Law School J.D., cum laude, 2006


Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College B.A., Economics and Sociology, summa cum laude, 2002


Firm Overview

Located in Los Angeles, California, the Ashby Law Firm P.C. provides experienced and dedicated counsel and support to business owners, corporations, and other commercial entities that are dealing with complex legal issues that threaten to undermine their operations.

Joseph R. Ashby combines the experience of more than 8 years at one of the premier international business litigation firms with an understanding of the needs and challenges of small- and medium-sized business. Joseph has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies and other businesses in state, federal, and appellate courts through the U.S. He founded his law firm with a mission to deliver the highest level of representation possible to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

- Business & Commercial Litigation
- Class action defense
- Trade secret litigation
- Breach of contract disputes
- Partnership and startup disputes

For more information on how Mr. Ashby and the Ashby Law Firm P.C. can best serve your needs, you can call their law office or visit their website to schedule a free initial consultation. They also currently offer virtual consultations in these uncertain times to help keep you safe and healthy.

Main Office

Los Angles
1055 West Seventh Street
33rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone

(213) 232-3810

Fax

(213) 429-0976

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Litigation

Ashby Law Firm P.C. has experience representing clients in a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, including breach of contract, business tort lawsuits, class action defense, trade secret litigation, and partnership disputes.

Business and Commercial Litigation

Ashby Law Firm P.C. has experience representing clients in a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, including breach of contract, business tort lawsuits, and unfair competition claims. The firm's experience handling these types of disputes for businesses ranges from manufacturers and distributors to real estate developers and investors. The firm also understand how to handle commercial litigation that is a stand-alone issue, as well as commercial litigation that involves complex commercial litigation, such as antitrust, intellectual property disputes, and product liability issues.

Class Action Defense

Class actions present companies with challenges beyond what they confront in other litigation, ranging from the public relations issues to the potential for class scale liability. Ashby Law Firm P.C. understands how to craft a strategy to defend against a putative class action that recognizes those challenges while also considering how a client needs to respond from a business perspective. Crafting and implementing an effective strategy requires an understanding of the unique procedural and litigation dynamics that class actions present and how to maximize them for each client's benefit.

The firm understands class actions based on experience defending against class action claims including claims of false advertising, product defects, wage and hour violations, and consumer protection law violations. This experience extends to a variety of industries, including retailers, automakers, and consumer electronics manufacturers. This broad array of experience provides the depth of experience to handle class actions in a manner that focuses on each client's objectives.

Partnership and Startup Disputes

Ashby Law Firm P.C. has experience litigating partnership and startup disputes in a wide variety of industries, including high-tech startups, entertainment companies, manufacturing concerns, and real estate ventures. The firm has the understanding of the various issues that arise in partnership and startup disputes, including issues relating to contract disputes, the duties of fiduciaries to one another, dissolution and winding up, accounting, and valuation of partnership interests. Moreover, the firm's experience litigating these types of disputes enables the firm to advise clients how to strategically address the "business divorce" dynamics that often arise in such disputes.

Trade Secret Litigation

Ashby Law Firm P.C. understands that trade secret protection has a central role for a business seeking to protect its confidential information and inventions that may not be subject to patent or copyright protection, or which a business has elected not to copyright or patent for strategic reasons. The firm also understands that evolving computer and communication technology present a further challenge for a business seeking to protect its trade secret information. The combination of the importance of trade secret protection with the challenges to maintaining that protection often mean that trade secret disputes represent "bet the company" risks for the businesses involved.

The firm has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in trade secrets cases involving the California Uniform Trade Secret Act and the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act in state and federal courts. That experience provides an understanding of the unique issues that arise in trade secrets case, such as preemption, identification of trade secrets, protecting trade secrets in litigation, employee mobility issues, and proving or disproving misappropriation. Ashby Law Firm P.C. uses that experience to help clients achieve business focused results to trade secret disputes.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Ashby Law Firm P.C. is committed to combining the advocacy, insight, and diligence typically found in large law firms with the dedication to each client offered by a litigation boutique. The firm brings that commitment to all its clients from an individual involved in a business dispute to a Fortune 500 company confronting a class action. That commitment drives the firm to seek the best possible outcome for every client.

Ashby Law Firm P.C.
Joseph Ashby

Joseph R. Ashby focuses on class action defense, trade secret litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, breach of contract disputes, and partnership and startup disputes. He has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Joseph started his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert Holmes Bell in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. After that Joseph was an attorney with the premier business litigation firm—Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP—or more than eight years.

Select Representative Matters

- Represented an automobile manufacturer in Multi-District Litigation involving allegations of consumer fraud. The matter resolved through a nationwide class settlement that was based on the customer reimbursement program the manufacturer had voluntarily initiated.

- Represented a major packaged food company against antitrust claims alleging it had conspired with grocery stores to exclude competition in the claimed market for "better for you" ice cream. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the packaged food company on the plaintiff's antitrust claim.

- Represented a leading printer manufacturer in a nationwide class action alleging that it misrepresented, or failed to disclose, the rate at which certain inkjet printers consumed ink. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the printer manufacturer on the claim that it failed to disclose ink consumption information, and denied class certification on the affirmative misrepresentation claims.

- Represented a prominent retailer in a class action alleging it violated the Labor Code, by failing to provide meal and rest breaks, and failing to pay overtime. The court denied class certification in entirety.

- Represented an independent insurance brokerage in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit that was filed by one of the largest insurance brokerages in the U.S. After the court granted a motion to dismiss four of the five claims, including the trade secret claims, the matter settled confidentially.

License

Bar Number: 248579
California, 2007

Education

University of Michigan Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2006

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College
B.A., Economics and Sociology, summa cum laude, 2002

Ashby Law Firm P.C.
Joseph Ashby

Joseph R. Ashby focuses on class action defense, trade secret litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, breach of contract disputes, and partnership and startup disputes. He has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Joseph started his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert Holmes Bell in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. After that Joseph was an attorney with the premier business litigation firm—Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP—or more than eight years.

Select Representative Matters

- Represented an automobile manufacturer in Multi-District Litigation involving allegations of consumer fraud. The matter resolved through a nationwide class settlement that was based on the customer reimbursement program the manufacturer had voluntarily initiated.

- Represented a major packaged food company against antitrust claims alleging it had conspired with grocery stores to exclude competition in the claimed market for "better for you" ice cream. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the packaged food company on the plaintiff's antitrust claim.

- Represented a leading printer manufacturer in a nationwide class action alleging that it misrepresented, or failed to disclose, the rate at which certain inkjet printers consumed ink. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the printer manufacturer on the claim that it failed to disclose ink consumption information, and denied class certification on the affirmative misrepresentation claims.

- Represented a prominent retailer in a class action alleging it violated the Labor Code, by failing to provide meal and rest breaks, and failing to pay overtime. The court denied class certification in entirety.

- Represented an independent insurance brokerage in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit that was filed by one of the largest insurance brokerages in the U.S. After the court granted a motion to dismiss four of the five claims, including the trade secret claims, the matter settled confidentially.

License

Bar Number: 248579
California, 2007

Education

University of Michigan Law School J.D., cum laude, 2006


Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College B.A., Economics and Sociology, summa cum laude, 2002


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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.