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Rick L. Ashton | Partner


Law School:
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2004
Constitutional Law Moot Court Team

West Liberty University, 1999
B.S., Accounting
B.S., Computer Information Systems


2004, Ohio
2004, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
2004, U.S. Tax Court
2009, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
2011, Pennsylvania
2011, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Tax Law
  • Business Bankruptcy, Debtor/Creditor Rights, and Workouts

Notable Accomplishments

  • Appointed by the Court to both the Executive Committee as well as the Governmental Entities Committee in the Kia/Hyundai Vehicle Theft Litigation Multi-District Litigation (MDL) ¬†before Judge James V. Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Class counsel who obtained judgment award of $13.2M against City of Gahanna and RITA in tax refund class action.
  • Class Counsel for various nationwide and Ohio class actions.
  • Has argued cases before the Ohio Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and numerous trial and appellate courts in the State of Ohio.

Additional Licenses: Licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Adjunct Professor: Taxation; Franklin University (2007-present).


  • Litigation Skills: Using the Rules of Civil Procedure to Your Advantage
  • 2014 Bankruptcy Law Institute.
  • Tax Issues in Insolvency and Bankruptcy, 2013 Bankruptcy Law Institute.
  • Tax Ramifications of Personal Injury Settlements, NBI Seminar 2008, 2007.