Joshua C. Ashley

Joshua C. Ashley


Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP

Recognized since 2021

Little Rock, Arkansas

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Qui Tam Law

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Joshua C. Ashley concentrates his practice in appellate advocacy, commercial litigation, oil-and-gas litigation, and railroad litigation.Before joining the firm, Josh clerked for the Honorable Susan O. Hickey of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, the Honorable D.P. Marshall Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the Honorable Lavenski R. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He also practiced oil-and-gas and complex commercial litigation at a law firm in Texas.Josh graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he was articles editor of the Journal of Food Law & Policy. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University.

Location

  • 400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 2000
    Little Rock, AR 72201-3493

Education

  • University of Arkansas , JD, graduated 2011
  • Southern Methodist University, BA Political Science, graduated 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2012
  • Texas, 2011

Affiliations

  • Arkansas Bar Association - member
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association - member
  • Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers - member
  • The Judge Henry Woods American Inn of Court - member

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Appeals

Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP
Headquarters: Little Rock, Arkansas

62 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Qui Tam Law

BHC Pinnacle Pointe Hospital, LLC v. Nelson, 2020 Ark. 70.

Reversal of trial-court order denying motion to compel arbitration. BHC Pinnacle Pointe Hospital, LLC v. Nelson, 2020 Ark. 70.

Sanders v. Union Pac. R.R. Co., 2019 Ark. App. 386, 585 S.W.3d 713.

Affirmance of jury verdict for railroad in Federal Employers’ Liability Act case. Sanders v. Union Pac. R.R. Co., 2019 Ark. App. 386, 585 S.W.3d 713.

Spence v. Union Pacific, No. 3:17-cv-3074, 2019 WL 1281244 (W.D. Ark. Mar. 20, 2019).

Summary judgment for railroad in a Federal Employers’ Liability Act case. Spence v. Union Pacific, No. 3:17-cv-3074, 2019 WL 1281244 (W.D. Ark. Mar. 20, 2019).

Ark. Oil & Gas Commission v. Hurd, et al., 2018 Ark. 397, 564 S.W.3d 248

Reversal of sovereign-immunity dismissal in oil-and-gas agency appeal. Ark. Oil & Gas Commission v. Hurd, et al., 2018 Ark. 397, 564 S.W.3d 248

Thomas v. Union Pacific, No. 4:16-cv-4052, 2018 WL 3747467 (W.D. Ark. Aug. 7, 2018)

Summary judgment for railroad in a Federal Employer’s Liability Act case involving a railroad contractor. Thomas v. Union Pacific, No. 4:16-cv-4052, 2018 WL 3747467 (W.D. Ark. Aug. 7, 2018)

Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. v. DataScout, LLC, 2018 Ark. 146, 544 S.W.3d 39; 2018 Ark. 149, 544 S.W.3d 536

Reversal of $1.8 million judgment in a commercial dispute involving tortious-interference, deceptive trade practices act, and FOIA claims. Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. v. DataScout, LLC, 2018 Ark. 146, 544 S.W.3d 39; 2018 Ark. 149, 544 S.W.3d 536

McGary v. Union Pacific, No. CV-17-858 (Ark. Supreme Court)

Dismissal of plaintiff’s appeal from summary judgment in a wrongful-death case involving an off-duty employee. McGary v. Union Pacific, No. CV-17-858 (Ark. Supreme Court)

Perkins v. Kiamichi R.R. Co., No. 4:16-cv-4043, 2017 WL 6452777 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 18, 2017)

Summary judgment for railroad in an industrial-accident wrongful-death case. Perkins v. Kiamichi R.R. Co., No. 4:16-cv-4043, 2017 WL 6452777 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 18, 2017)

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