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J. Ashley Twombley

J. Ashley Twombley

also known as Ashley, Twombley

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Business, Probate, Wrongful Death

About Me

J. Ashley Twombley


J. Ashley Twombley practices in the areas of complex commercial and serious personal injury litigation, regularly handling cases for clients involving wrongful death, breach of contract, estate and probate contests, and products liability. Mr. Twombley’s clients include plaintiffs and defendants, as well as individuals and corporations.

Mr. Twombley earned his B.A., cum laude, from Clemson University in 2000.  He earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2003 from the University of South Carolina School of Law.  During law school, Mr. Twombley served as the Managing Editor of the South Carolina Law Review, was a member of the Wig and Robe, Order of the Coif, and the SCTLA Trial Team.  Mr. Twombley also received the CALI Award in Contracts.


 


After law school, Mr. Twombley clerked for the Honorable Margaret B. Seymour in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. While clerking, he assisted in managing one-third of Judge Seymour’s docket, including the judicial resolution of a nation wide class action and various other complex commercial litigation matters.

Following his clerkship, Mr. Twombley joined the Atlanta office of King & Spalding. King & Spalding is an international law firm with over 800 attorneys and offices throughout the world.  While at King & Spalding, Mr. Twombley represented Fortune 500 companies in high exposure product liability, toxic tort, and personal injury cases across the country. King & Spalding's tort litigation group is widely knoen as one of the top litigation groups in the nation.


 


After his time with King & Spalding, Mr. Twombley moved to Beaufort, South Carolina to open Twenge + Twombley, LLC.  In his first three years of private practice, Mr. Twombley has represented a variety of litigants across the southeast and has tried cases in state and federal courts as well as represented clients in the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Twombley has also represented clients in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS and FINRA.  Some recent examples of Mr. Twombley experience includes:


 


·       Serving as lead Plaintiff’s Counsel in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 wrongful death action against twenty-seven defendants which was successfully resolved after four years of litigation.  After Plaintiff survived summary judgment on its deliberate indifference and medical negligence claims, the case was settled by the defendants at mediation.  The defendants in this case requested that the terms of the settlement agreement remain confidential.


·       Obtaining summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a Defendant in an anti-trust suit alleging that the Defendant violated the Clayton Act, Sherman Act and South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act.


 


·       Securing summary judgment on behalf of a Plaintiff in a shareholder stock transfer suit.


 


·       Securing the dismissal of an appeal filed before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the dismissal of a writ of certiorari filed before the South Carolina Supreme Court in a breach of fiduciary case.


 


·       Serving as Plaintiff’s counsel in several wrongful death suits against corporate defendants.


 


·       Serving as appellant counsel for clients before the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


 


·       Representing a national bank related to breaches of commercial banking contracts.


 


Mr. Twombley also has an active pro bono practice, regularly representing clients with civil rights claims related to mistreatment in prison.  Mr. Twombley has also received special appointments by South Carolina Federal District Court judges requesting that he  represent prisoners proceeding pro se in § 1983 cases.


 


Areas of Practice:


Complex Commercial Litigation


Serious Personal Injury


Wrongful Death


Medical Malpractice


Products Liability


Estate and Probate Litigation


 


Admissions:


South Carolina and Georgia Supreme Courts


United States District Court for the District of South Carolina


United States District Court for the Northern District Of Georgia


United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


 


Education:


University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 2003


J.D., cum laude


Managing Editor: South Carolina Law Review


Captain: SCTLA Trial Team


Member: Wig and Robe, Order of the Coif


CALI Award in Contracts


Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, 2000


B.A., cum laude


 


Awards and Recognitions



  • 2011 Outstanding Lowcountry Young Professional Award Nominee


 



  • 2009 Equality Ally - Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities


 



  • 2008 Equality Ally - Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities


 



  • 2006 King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award Recipient


 



  • 2005 King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award Recipient


 



  • 2004 King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award Recipient


 


Community Service:


Chariman of the Board of Directors: Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities


(www.protectionandadvoacy-sc.org)


United Way Emerging Leaders Steering Committee


President of Distant Island Homeowners Association

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Business: 30%
    13 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    13 years
  3. Probate: 25%
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
    13 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-300/hour), Contingent (30-45%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Dirk Julius Derrick

    I endorse this lawyer for his practice in personal injury!

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    Dirk Derrick Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas C. Nelson

    Ashley was one of the smarter and more creative people in my law school class, and 10 years later, nothing has changed. I would not hesitate to refer a client or friend to him.

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    Thomas Nelson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Twenge + Twombley Law Firm

311 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC, 29902-5525

311 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC, 29902-5525

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
SCGood Standing200405/15/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200305/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersThompson Ruters2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Outstanding Lowcountry Young Professional Award NomineeBeaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce2011
Equity AllyProtection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities2009
King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award RecipientKing & Spalding2006
King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award RecipientKing & Spalding2005
King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award RecipientKing & Spalding2004
CALI Award - Contracts ICALI2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateKing & Spalding2004 - 2006
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court, District of S.C. The Honorable Margaret B. Seymour2003 - 2004
Summer AssociateNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough2002 - 2002
Summer AssociateNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough2001 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United Way of the LowcountryImmediate Past Chairman2014 - 2015
Protection and Advocacy for People with DisabilitiesImmediate Past Chairman, Baoard of Directors2011 - Present
United WayEmerging Leaders Stearing Committee2009 - 2010
Resolution of Fee Disputes Board of the South Carolina BarMember2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Quantum Mortgage Corporation vs. Duncan Investements 2009--CP-42-3081Verdict $114,000

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Clemson UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law School for Non-LawyersTorts2008