Allen Stovall Neuman & Ashton LLP

Rick L. Ashton


Contact Info

10 W. Broad St.
Suite 2400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3441

P: 614.221.8500
F: 614.221.5988
Direct: 614.591.9460

Rated by Super Lawyers 

Practice Areas

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


Notable Accomplishments/Credentials

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).

Speaker: 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.


Court Admissions

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



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 



American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
American Association of Attorney-CPAs
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of CPAs