Ashton Rose Smith is originally from Knott County, Kentucky. Ashton has a passion for helping people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. She focuses much of her practice on mass tort and class action litigation involving medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs and consumer products of all types. She works as a trial attorney in the following matters:
- In re: Boston Scientific Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2326
- In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2391
- In re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592
- In re: DePuy Orthopaedics ASR Hip Implant Litigation, MDL 2197
- In re: Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2657
- Essure Birth Control Product Cases, JCCP 4887
- In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
In her class action practice, Ashton focuses on consumer protection cases, including false advertising, deceptive practices, and defective products. Ashton also represents clients injured in auto and trucking accidents, and has second-chaired three jury trials.
Throughout her law school career, Ashton volunteered with the Jefferson County Pro Se Divorce Clinic, the Department of Public Advocacy, and clerked as an extern for Honorable Judge Mary Shaw in Jefferson County Circuit Court, and with the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney. Prior to law school, Ashton received a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communications and minor in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, where she graduated with honors. While at UK, Ashton studied abroad in London, England.
Ashton is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Louisville Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.