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David Leon Ashford

Personal injury Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   1 review

also known as Leon Ashford

  • Licensed for 50 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About David

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Leon Ashford has been a trial lawyer for more than 40 years and has been the managing member at Hare Wynn for over 20 years. Throughout his career, Leon has a proven record of consistently obtaining multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients, their families and their small businesses. With great success in representing clients in complex litigation involving catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death, he has also been called to represent family-owned and closely held businesses in litigation where generations of success were on the line. When the stakes are high, he feels strongly that experienced trial lawyers and a team approach bring success in these cases for his clients.


Leon and his wife, Barbara, have been married for over 40 years. They have three children – David, Ben, and Laura – and four grandchildren – all boys! He is Alabama’s biggest fan, he loves to cook, and is an active member of Canterbury United Methodist Church. Leon has a big heart for others and proudly serves on the Advisory Board of Nick’s Kids Foundation, which is a foundation started by Nick and Terry Saban to promote and support children, family, teacher and student causes in the spirit of faith, giving and community ().

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Location

Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP
2025 3rd Avenue North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL, 35203-3378

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Posted by Ryan | February 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
One of the country’s most well-renown PI attorneys
Leon Ashford is one of the country’s most well-renowned attorneys for personal injury, and he - along with the excellent Devan Byrd - handled my complicated case with care. Trust me, when it comes to these situations, not all lawyers are the same. And you want someone with experience. They were able to get me a favorable settlement and walked me through each step of my unusual case with compassion. I felt they were honest and upfront about any challenges while also knowing they could fight for the best outcome for me. Devan and Leon both were available to me around the clock and answered all of my questions. God forbid I ever have another accident...but if I do, I would back to HWNN and Leon’s team every time.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Hare Wynn Newell & Newton
  • 1980 - Present

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of Alabama
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970

Associations

  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
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  • Alabama Law Foundation
  • Fellow
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
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  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
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  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
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  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Flight Attorney Hall of Fame
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2019
  • Litigation Star
  • Benchmark Plaintiff
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Finalist - CEO Awards
  • Birmingham Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • "Lawyer of the Year" - Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • "Lawyer of the Year" - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • "Lawyer of the Year" - Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • "Lawyer of the Year" - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1993
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1992
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1991
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Publications

  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • The Influence of Bear Bryant
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Leon is an amazing trial lawyer, negotiator and problem solver. He does a fantastic job in business "bet the company" litigation, medical negligence cases and significant injury and wrongful death cases. Leon's reputation for honesty, integrity and hard work precedes him wherever he goes and helps him achieve extraordinary results for clients in need."
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Birmingham Personal injury Lawyer David Leon Ashford
David Leon Ashford
Personal injury Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 50 years