A partner with Meshbesher & Spence, Ashley currently serves as the lead attorney for the firm’s workers’ compensation and PERA/MSRS disability practice areas. Her practice focuses exclusively on workers’ compensation, PERA/MSRS disability, and personal injury cases. Ashley has successfully litigated dozens of workers’ compensation hearings, PERA/MSRS, and Healthcare Continuation administrative law trials.
Ashley has represented hundreds of injured workers in the State of Minnesota, with a particular focus on representing first responders injured in the line of duty, including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, correctional officers, and dispatchers. Ashley has extensive experience trying and negotiating workers’ compensation, 299A.465 health care continuation, and civil litigation matters. These claims commonly involve significant, career-ending injuries, including:
- Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, from a specific incident or cumulative trauma
- Orthopedic injuries from specific events
- Orthopedic injuries from overuse (Gillette injuries)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Chemical or toxic exposure injuries, including occupational asthma and cancer
Ashley has lectured at continuing legal education seminars, including the Minnesota Association for Justice. She has also been a speaker at the HealthPartners Occupational Medicine Residency Program and has given presentations to police and firefighter groups across the State of Minnesota.
Ashley and her husband, Kyle, enjoy volunteering for dog rescue organizations and have fostered over sixty dogs, placing them into adoptive homes around Minnesota and Wisconsin. Ashley also serves on the Executive Board of Invisible Wounds Project, an organization near and dear to her heart as the spouse of a Minnesota police officer.
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