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Ashley Lynn Ricket

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 8 years
    Kansas - KS 15 years
    Missouri - MO 17 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2016
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ashley

Learn Ashley’s areas of practice.

Ashley Ricket has handled hundreds of cases of nursing home abuse, but a recent case where a woman died from horrific pressure sores (often called "bedsores”) made a lasting impression on her. 

“The case was in California,” she says, “and will probably be on my mind for a long, long time. "We didn’t focus on what happened but why it happened.” And what was uncovered shocked even Ricket, who thought she had seen it all. 

“This was a system failure,” she emphasizes, “where in essence the residents AND the employees were subjected to abuse by the corporate culture of the parent company. It was disgusting.” Ricket empathized with the nursing home staff; there weren’t enough of them, they weren’t trained properly, and what happened wasn’t entirely their fault. 

“The woman was only there about eleven weeks and developed deep pressure sores, causing an excruciatingly painful death,” she stated. “The family wasn’t aware she had the problem until it was too late." 

In this case, Ricket was able to help win a judgment of several million dollars with her distinguished co-counsel Lesley Clement of Sacramento, California. “Our opponents respect our expertise in the area of nursing home and elder abuse and that helps in equitable resolution of cases that typically go on for 18 months or more,” she says.



Ashley feels that, thanks to handling hundreds of cases of nursing home abuse, “We are very familiar with the state and federal regulations governing nursing homes, allowing us to streamline cases and get to the heart of the matter," says Ricket.



Ricket notes her efforts often result in an agreement to implement long-term change of policy. “Usually we can get a policy put into place to keep what happened from happening again. Nursing home owners typically agree to our requests for policy and procedure changes." 

She's worked on medical cases and nursing home cases since she started her career as an attorney. It was then she discovered nursing home abuse was the niche she was interested in. "I felt that it was important to protect our elders from abuse and neglect in nursing homes,” Ricket recalls. “At that point in their lives, they are at a fragile and vulnerable stage and are in great need of a voice."


Ashley Ricket's practice focuses on personal injury litigation, representing plaintiffs specifically in the areas of nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith and daycare abuse. She has litigated cases in state and federal courts in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas; the Federal Court of Claims in Washington, D.C.; the Supreme Court of Missouri; and the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri. Ashley went to trial in an elder abuse case in California over a period of 10 weeks in 2013 with co­counsel Lesley Clement.

In 2012, Ashley was selected by Missouri judges and her peers to receive the Rising Star Award at the Women’s Justice Awards, awarded to women lawyers 40 or under or within the first 10 years of practice who have already made a difference in the justice system or the profession and who appear on a path toward even greater accomplishment. Also in 2012, Ashley was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri's "Up & Coming" attorneys, and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers association Top 40 Under 40 list in 2012-­2015. Ashley has also been named to Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas for the years 2012-­2015. Ashley is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.

Ashley currently serves on the board of governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the board of directors for the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City. Ashley is also a published author in the Journal of the Missouri Bar as well as the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys’ magazine, Missouri Trial Attorney


Ricket Law Firm
4717 Grand Avenue
Suite 130
Kansas City, MO, 64112

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Posted by Jason | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest Dedicated and truly had our family's best interest in mind
Ashley Rickets, represented my family in a wrongful death lawsuit after my father passed away suddenly at assisted living facility. I originally had contacted a law firm in St Louis, and they in turn referred me to the law firm Ashley worked for previously before she opened her own firm she worked to fight for my family and kept us in constant communication and strived to find out my fathers cause of death, and worked tirelessly to find out the truth for my family and I. I have known and come to know Ashley through theses court precedings for the past 5 years, I would say about 3 and half years ago, she left and started her own firm, and left the very successful large firm she was with, our family had the choice to either to choose another attorney, stay with Ashley's old firm, or go with her to her new firm, their was not even a thought in our minds to do anything but stay with Ashley, because without her and her team, tireless and sometimes frustrating work, and traveling all over the country, getting to the real truth and getting our family every answer we asked for, she and her team always had one priority to get the justice for my dad and find out the truth, unlike most attorneys she never was driven too try to a huge payday for all parties about that with her, it wasn't for our family either, it was about getting justice and the truth about what happened to my father. We could be happier with the hard work of the Ricket Law Firm, I would absolutely recommend them to handle any kind legal matter for me, and my family and I couldn't have got the closure we needed without, we cannot ever express in words how grateful we are for you firm you guys were great and we all wish you great success in your new journey, we have no doubt that you will be extremely successful for years to come, because you really and truly care about the families and the victims you represent. Thank You we are very greatful that we had you represent us in this matter. Good luck and god bless
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Posted by Rodger | June 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very professional, competent and caring attorney.
My father was in a nursing home and had a tragic fall. Unfortunately this led to my father's death. Upon the initial consultation it was very clear to me that Ashley and Michelle were every intelligent, compassionate and extremely thorough. Ashley and Michelle were the best legal aids I have ever encountered. And that statement comes from 26 years and retiring as a police officer. I have encountered many attorneys but have never met one as admirable and professional as Ms. Ricket and Michelle. She won the case and got every compensation imaginable from the insurance company.. I'm in debt and awe of the compensation she got for me and my family.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ricket Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dollar Burns and Becker
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Dollar Burns and Becker
  • 2011 - 2014


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Kansas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002


  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Superlawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2012
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  • The Missouri Trial Attorney
  • 2013
  • he Missouri Bar Journal
  • 2009
  • The Missouri Trial Attorney
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Practically Using Discovery to Advance Your Case
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Ashley
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nursing Home Abuse cases can be some of the most difficult cases to litigate. Ashley, however, knows the ins and outs of these cases and works tirelessly to help the victims and families of these tragic cases of abuse and neglect."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is always hard working and good with client contact. Truly cares and takes time to review case and get as much value as possible for the client."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ashley is a top notch attorney. I highly recommend her for nursing home abuse and negligence cases."
Personal injury

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Kansas City Nursing home abuse and neglect Lawyer Ashley Lynn Ricket
Ashley Lynn Ricket
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation