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About Me

Prior to becoming a trial lawyer, I was an officer in the United States Navy for many years.  I continued that career in the Naval Reserves and retired as a Commander in 2003. 


My legal career has given me broad experience in a variety of legal fields.  I began work out of law school with one of Florida's largest and best known law firms.  I then became an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting criminal defendants in County and Circuit Courts.  While a prosecutor, I served as a Felony Division Chief and was a member of the Homicide Prosecution Team. 


Since 1991, I have been involved exclusively in civil trial practice with an emphasis on personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect/abuse, and brain injury cases.  I have achieved numerous million dollar and multi-million dollar awards and settlements for my clients.  For further information on case results, please visit our website at


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    26 years, 600 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    24 years, 500 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Frank. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • W Marc Hardesty

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Frank Ashton understands the law as it relates to medical issues as well as anyone I have ever met. He has an outstanding way of getting to the important facts quickly and developing the case employing his professionalism and persuasive style.


    W Hardesty Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, PA

4004 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, PA

320 N. 1st Street Suite 703
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32233



FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Invited MemberCambridge Who's Who of Executives & Professionals2013
Invited MemberNational Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers2013
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2013
AV Rated (highest rating for legal ability & ethics)Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best Lawyers in JacksonvilleJacksonville Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2009
"Book of Lists" Top Law FirmsJacksonville Business Journal2008
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2007
"Book of Lists" Top Law FirmsJacksonville Business Journal2007
"Book of Lists" Top Law FirmsJacksonville Business Journal2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2006
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2006
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Articles Editor, University of Florida Law ReviewUniversity of Florida1986
J.D. with High HonorsUniversity of Florida College of Law1986
Order of the CoifNational Order of the Coif1986
University of Florida Law ReviewUniversity of Florida1985
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHardesty Tyde Green & Ashton, PA2006 - Present
Adjunct Professor Legal Nurse Consulting ProgramUniversity of North Florida2002 - 2003
Partner and Managing PartnerPeek Cobb Edwards & Ashton, PA1991 - 2006
Assistant State Attorney and Homicide ProsecutorState Attorney's Office1988 - 1991
AssociateSteel Hector & Davis1986 - 1988
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation ClaimsMember2011 - Present
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaMember2008 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationEagle Member2005 - Present
Jacksonville Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2003 - 2004
Jacksonville Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary/ Treasurer2001 - 2002
Jacksonville Historic Preservation CommissionChairman and Board Member2001 - 2005
Jacksonville Justice AssociationMember2001 - Present
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember1998 - Present
American College of BarristersQueen's Counsel1996 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember and Eagle Member1993 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember1991 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember1988 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1987 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1986 - Present
Florida BarMember1986 - Present
Supreme Court of FloridaMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1984 - 1986
United States Naval ReserveCDR(ret)1979 - 2003
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ayers v. Obi$2,035,000 verdict for plaintiff
Sherburne v. Wy-Lak Partners, Ltd.$922,000 verdict for plaintiff plus attorney's fee
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD with High Honors1986
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Nursing Home Litigation in FloridaStrategies and defenses in nursing home claims2003
Florida Nursing Home LitigationDiscovery in nursing home claims2000